by Anne

Sunless Summer Glow

June 3, 2014

We are all aware of the dangers of outdoor tanning. UV rays from the sun cause wrinkles, age spots and can lead to skin cancer. With these risks of outdoor tanning, as an alternative many people turn to indoor tanning like tanning beds. The truth about tanning beds is alarming though.

Tanning beds have been classified as Class 1 carcinogens, and the incidence of melanoma has risen dramatically among the young and in the U.S. women age 25-29 years old, frequent users of tanning beds. People who began indoor tanning before the age of 35 have a 75% higher risk of developing melanoma. The truth is clear: tanning beds are dangerous to your health. So what is a woman to do?

Mott 50 would like to share with you our top 3 sunless ways to achieve a summer glow. These alternatives promise to leave you perfectly sun-kissed and are safe to your health.

Top 3 Sunless Summer Glows

  1. Spray tans are the ultimate indoor tanning option. With your skin only being coated with bronzer and not absorbing harmful rays as you would from a tanning-bed, spray tans can provide you instantly with a summer glow. Mott 50’s favorite spray tan is the VersaSpa Sunless Tanning System which is available at a majority of salons. The VersaSpa is the first skin treatment system that helps you bronze, hydrate and smooth your skin with an easy to breathe purification system (no more chemical-filled and smelly sprays) and comfort-dry technology (no more standing around cold, waiting to dry off, the VersaSpa utilizes a heated drier to keep you comfortable).
  2. Self-tanning lotions are also a great option to achieve that sunless summer glow without risking your health. Local drugstores typically carry a variety of daily moisturizing lotions and sprays. Our favorite self-tanning lotion is Jergens Natural Glow +Protect. This daily moisturizer gives you a natural-looking color gradually with SPF 20 protection. Available in fair to medium skin tones and medium to tan skin tones, this is sunless substitute will leave your skin luminous.
  3. Cosmetic bronzers are another way for you to achieve your desired summer glow. Applying cosmetic bronzers daily during your usual make-up routine will provide you with a seamless sun-kissed complexion. Mott 50 is loving Stila’s Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm with Broad Spectrum SPF 30. This age-defying beauty balm will add a tint of bronze to your skin while leaving it perfect, protected and hydrated – without harsh chemicals like Sulfates and Phthalates.

No matter how you achieve that stunning sunless summer glow, remember that there is no such thing as a “base tan” and you are always vulnerable to UV rays. Protect your skin by covering up with Mott 50 sun protective fashion and never let your sunless summer glow turn into a burn.