Tanning Options

Let’s face it, most people look better with, and prefer a tan. So,.. what are the best tanning options?

Unfortunately, the quest for the glowing sun-kissed look often comes at a cost.

Here are the pros and cons of each tanning option.

Sun: Everyone loves the sun, and we do need our daily dose of Vitamin D

But too much, and we pay the price. Even too much Vitamin D is not good for you and lowers your immunity.

Pros: Most natural looking tan, Vitamin D (to a point!)

Cons: Damaging UV Rays leave you at risk of skin damage, premature ageing, sunspots, wrinkles, sunburn, Skin Cancer/Melanoma. Seasonal which doesn’t help tan during cold Winter month.


Sun beds: Melanoma has increased for women in their 30s, from overuse of sun beds in the 90s.

Don’t be fooled; sun beds come with the same, if not more risks than actual sun. Indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanners are 74% more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors.– Skincancer.org.

Pros: Convenience with access to all-year-round tanning

Cons: Risk of sunburn, Skin Cancer/Melanoma. Premature ageing. Not using goggles in a tanning bed or excessive sun bed tanning raises the risk of ocular melanoma and causes eye problems like cataracts and photo conjunctivitis.

Fake Tan: Amber Alert! Call the Fire Brigade!

From dodgy streaks and patches to 10 shades too far, to Donald Trump-orange, it is easy to experience a spray tan disaster. If applied correctly, spray tans can offer a temporary sunless way to darken skin during the Winter months, or if you want to avoid the harmful rays of the sun.

Pros: lack of UV rays, suitable for even coverage compared to creams if applied correctly

Cons: can stain clothing and skin quickly, only lasts a few days so it can get both expensive and time-consuming to maintain, prone to mistakes with application leaving streaks, patches or an incorrect shade.


Sunless & Safe Tanning – Melanocyte Tanning Peptide

Sunless tanning? It might sound too good to be true but welcome to the 21st century. The Melanocyte tanning Peptide is a stimulating hormone that helps skin cells produce more Melanin, leading to darker skin.

Pros: Easy to get a prescription. Needing less exposure to the sun to get a healthy tan mitigates the need to spend excessive time in the sun, which can reduce the chance of skin cancer developing.

Cons: The needle application may be difficult for some. Burn no more. Check out Melanocyte today and get that healthy glowing tan you always wanted minus the Oompa Loompa look or the sun damage.