Spray Tanning or Tanning Bed?

Aug 29, 2019 | Blog

Being able to achieve the perfect glowing tan is not hard these days, especially with the accessibility of getting a spray tan or using a UV tanning bed. Even though these options are so accessible, how do you know which one is the best tan for you? Will you be able to achieve the tan you want using the method you desire?

Benefits of a Spray Tan?
Getting a spray tan can be one of THE best ways to get a quick, glowing tan. With a spray tan, you will see results within the same day – which can be most beneficial if you need a glow for later that day. With the spray tan booths at Beaches, the airbrush method will give you a quick sun-kissed glow, made to be evenly sprayed and give you a smoothing color. Also, with a spray ta,n you have more accessibility to choosing the tone and color you desire. Working with our tanning consultants will help you reach the right color you want, while making recommendations for your skin tone.

Spray tans are also better for your skin as there is no UV ray exposure to achieve the color you want.

Benefits of UV Tanning Beds?
When achieving a tan from a UV tanning bed, the color you get will be different from a spray tan. Due to the fact that UV tanning takes a few sessions to reach the color you desire, the tan will be longer-lasting and more natural than an airbrush. This also requires less time commitment because you throw some tanning lotion on and get to tanning – but it takes a few sessions. Making the commitment with UV tanning beds, will help you achieve a more natural look, as this is the same results you would get if spending hours in the sun.

Choosing the one for me.
Both tanning options will give you the sun kissed glow you desire – it is all a matter of which method you prefer. If you are trying to have a deep bronze for a special occasion or in a matter of a short time period, a spray tan might be best for you.

If you have time to build up your gorgeous glow and you are looking to have it last longer and have less of an after-care process, UV bed tanning might be the best option for you. Due to the fact that UV tanning lasts longer, you will also need to make less frequent trips to hold onto your glow. If you prefer less maintenance, UV bed tanning is best for you.

There is also the option of double dipping to get a quick glow that will last longer. A double dip session consists of a UV bed tanning session and directly after, a spray tan on top of that.

**If you still have questions about which option might be best for you, our tanning consultants at all Beaches Tanning Center locations will be able to help you make the right decision for your wants!