Summer is my favorite time of year but those first few days at the shore,lake, pool or river can be a little rough on your self esteem if you are pale and look like you have not gotten any sun. I used to put myself through all kinds of pains to make sure that I was looking decent those first few days.
From fake to bake I did it all to get my tan on! Some things worked out great somethings caused me a great deal of embarrassment. Finding the right way to get some color took some research and a lot of trial and error.
First Things First
The first thing you need to do when you are trying to obtain one of those perfect Hollywood tans is to know that those celebrities are not doing it by spending days in the tanning bed. They are also not getting their tan sprayed on everyday either.
No matter how much money you have or how much time you are willing to stand up naked in front of someone so they can spray smelly chemicals on your body it gets old pretty quickly. No one wants to have to deal with that amount of up keep.
So the question than remains is a Hollywood tan obtainable for everyone? The answer is yes! No matter who you are you can get the Hollywood tan of your dreams with less effort than you can imagine.
Forget The Sprays
Many years ago Coppertone one of the biggest names in tanning lotions came out with a self tanner. It did not sell well because the pigment in the tanner literally turned you orange. Today there are plenty of self tanners on the market which might be good for a quick coloring for a night on the town but they still have not been perfected.
No matter how much you pay for the self tanner it will eventually wash away and unfortunately none of them wash away evenly. So you are left with two choices either walk around with little blotches on you or don’t use them.
Getting enough color BEFORE the season hits can be a challenge and turning to a tanning bed may be your solution. Proceed with caution! Using a tanning bed amplifies the amount of UVA that your body absorbs so you have to be very careful and take your time or you will wind up with a sunburn instead of a tan and peel and cause skin damage.
Is there an easier way to tan? You can get a Hollywood tan with a relatively new product called Melatonan. Do some research and see if it is for you!