Having a great tan continues to be very popular despite numerous studies that show how harmful sunbathing can be for your skin. This is especially true during summer when you can see everyone sporting beautiful dark skin, both on and off the beach. Perhaps, the answer to this is simply that people value beauty more than their health. Or perhaps, better options play a role in the seemingly off hand way people dismiss the risks of getting a tan.
Nowadays, you actually do not have to increase your risk for getting skin cancer just to get a tan. A kind of tanning lotion, called sunless tanning lotions or self-tanners, now offer a safer alternative to sunbathing. By using this kind of tanning lotion, you can get the skin tone you want without even having to sunbathe. This means that you can sport a great tan year-round as well. With such tanning lotions you do not just avoid increasing your risk for skin cancer, but if you stay out of the sun, you actually end up lowering your risk!
Even tanning lotions that still require you to get a good dose of the sun now offer safer options. The best tanning lotions now contain skin moisturizing ingredients and anti-oxidants, which may not protect you from UV rays, but at least takes care of other skin issues. With healthier options these days, people do not really have to choose health over beauty, but get to have their cake and eat it too. Perhaps, that is why tans continue to be popular, After all who wouldn’t want to sport a great tan sans the cancer?