Tanning Beds vs. Spray Tanning: What’s the Best Type of Tan?


It seems like everyone these days desires a golden tan. Celebrities always appear as if they’ve just come back from the Bahamas, even in January. This can leave the rest of us feeling a bit pasty in comparison. However, tanning is no longer left only for the elite.

There are many choices when it comes to the process of tanning. So how does one decide between the tanning bed and the new trend of sunless spray tanning? We’re going to help you weigh the pros and cons between the traditional bed and the fresh airbrush tanning solutions.

First of all, let’s talk about health and safety. It is a well-known fact that too much UV radiation can cause skin cancer. Recently, there has been talk of UVB tanning beds (as compared to UVA beds) which supposedly improve health due to the distribution of Vitamin D, an important vitamin that most Americans are deficient in. However, according to Dr. Oz and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), research shows that both UVA and UVB rays can cause cancer.

Furthermore, in regards to health, there are many options for organic airbrush tanning solutions, which can help to ensure the highest quality or ingredients being absorbed in the skin. The skin is the largest organ in the human body and it’s critical to be conscious of the products you use on your skin.

Now what about appearance? According to Dr. Oz, the use of tanning beds can cause damage to collagen and elastin fibers and dermal blood vessels. In plain English, that means tanning beds can cause wrinkles and sagging skin as well as discolored skin. In comparison, spray tanning typically covers hard to reach spots which can result in a more even and natural-looking tan.

While there can be a price differential between the tanning bed and spray tanning, spray tanning is by far the superior choice. When it comes to looking your best and preserving your health, spray tanning is definitely the way to go.

Guest post is provided by the sunless tanning supply company, Artesian Tan. Artesian Tan is a leading provider of sunless tanning equipment. Go to their website to find more information about their products.