Fake tan used to be the choice of eccentric celebrities, with few takers in the real world. Recently, however, fake tan has changed and is now a viable alternative to getting a real tan. It can be hard to turn to fake tan for the first time but the benefits definitely outweigh what few negatives remain.
Fake tan, also known as 'sunless tanning', has enjoyed a huge revival in the past few years. Most of this revival comes from improvements in the industry. Once upon a time these creams and sprays used to smell terrible and never really looked very realistic. Nowadays not only does the tan look as if you just spent a month on the equator but most products also have a wonderful fragrance. Tanning products used to last only a few days and rubbed off on everything, nowadays they last for weeks and fade like a real tan.
Thanks to these improvements, fake tan has become much more socially accepted in recent years. For this reason it is now possible to find products in almost all major stores and pharmacies. I remember a time when admitting to using such products was a faux-pas but these days it seems to be part of any dinner conversation. In many ways it is now seen to be preferable as it is not considered wise to risk getting cancer. The rise in skin cancer is driving more and more consumers towards sunless tanning products to avoid harmful exposure to UVA and UVB rays.
Seeing as the industry has come a long way in the last couple of decades, we are now faced with another problem; how do we choose the right brand? Choosing the right brand can be a real challenge with all the alternatives available. On the other hand, the competition has meant that prices have been driven down and it is now very affordable to buy something of real quality.