What is the real price of a spray tan?Written by Boshena Warzecha
Looking tanned is such a great feeling, isnít it?
There are three methods of getting that feeling. 1.Getting out into sun. Great if you are young, and believe that all this hype about skin cancer has nothing to do with you. Goes hand in hand with high alcohol consumption, speeding and living on credit. It will catch up with you sooner than you think. 2.Solarium. Possibly a little more sensible solution if you take it easy, and build up your tan very gradually. Might lower your chances of getting skin cancer if you never burn, but if you tan regularly, it will definitely not save you from real bad skin damage and broken capillaries (very high temperatures boil blood in your capillaries- yuk). 3.Spray tan. A relative newcomer. It can take less than one minute to apply (in a booth), does not damage your skin in any way and saves you hours and hours on trips to and from solariums or lying on beach.
Spray tanning seems to be such a great solution, so why doesnít everybody, who wants a tanned look, do it?
Judging from reactions that I encounter at my salon, it seems mainly to be cost. A single session can cost up to $70 in some places, average being about $50.
Isnít it cheaper to go to beach? If you are asking this question, chances are, you are still very young. Look at your mum. She is probably spending hundreds, and hundreds of dollars per year trying to reverse damage of frying on beach in her youth. Unfortunately, our generation was told that getting suntan was healthy (whom can we sue for those lies?).
She also has to watch her skin very closely to make sure that she catches any cancerous changes early.
Solariums- a cheaper alternative? Apart from also causing serious skin damage long term, how much does it cost in money terms?
7 Tips for Beautiful SkinWritten by Monique Hawkins
For most women, part of their morning and evening routines involve a skincare regimen of applying creams, moisturizers, tonics, lotions, and like. Why do women put themselves through this? To combat signs of aging, and to maintain youthful looks and beautiful skin! However, how many women consider what is in products they are using?
Some women probably do not realize that what they are putting on their skin may actually be undermining what they are trying to prevent to begin with. In fact average woman puts twelve products on her skin daily, most of which maintain harmful chemical preservatives. Dr. Myron Wentz, founder and chairperson of USANA Health Sciences has this to say about beauty in June/July 2005 issue of "USANA Health Sciences" magazine: "Some say that beauty is only skin deep. Nonsense! I believe that true beauty is a reflection of true health, and true health begins deep inside each and every cell in body. But true health and true beauty have an outer component, which is why we require protection from environmental insults such as solar radiation, pollutants in our environment and drying effects of air. . . The fact is, you simply cannot contain a healthy body if your skin isn't healthy. And your skin can't be healthy if your are subjecting it to toxic substances that are ultimately absorbed into your body."
So, what can women do? How can they combat environmental pollutants, affect of solar radiation, and drying effects of air? How can they be sure they are using very best products on their skin so they can be healthy inside and out? Here are 7 tips to assist in this process:
1. Be very aware of what is in skincare products. Use products that are all natural as much as possible.