So you’ve made the smart choice already - You’ve decided not to go lay out in the harmful UV rays! Little did you know, there are still so many choices to be made as to how exactly you can achieve that perfect sun kissed and sunless glow!
The First Question: Spray Tan or Self-Tan, Which is Right for You?
Before we answer that, let’s break it down as simple as possible: what is the difference?
Spray tan: a list mist of tanning solution will be sprayed over you, either in an automated booth or by a tanning artist.
Self-tan: you are personally applying either a mousse, lotion, mist, or even a spray to your selected regions.
The biggest difference between the two methods is simply whether you’d like help applying, either from a machine or from a professional, or whether you’d prefer to do it by yourself, in the comfort of your own home.
Okay, Now How Do You Choose? Here are a Couple of Things to Consider:
Are you saving up? Self-tanning products are almost always the less expensive choice between these two sunless tanning methods. Typically, one Solrae self-tanning product, like our complete self tanning mousse and mitt kit, costs about the same as one professional spray tan. This single, 7oz bottle of mousse and reusable tanning mitt can provide more than 10 sunless tans!
How much time do you have? All in all, spray tans are typically quicker and dry faster than self-tanning products. If you’re strapped for time and have a trusted salon nearby, this may be your best bet!
Are you prepped for some trial and error? Like with everything else, few people master self-tanning on their first try! At Solrae, we do make it as easy as possible for you - just make sure to check out our self-tanning tips and, just in case, our tips for removing sunless tanner.
Is there a big event coming up? We don’t recommend trying ANY new products or beauty methods less than a month before any major events like weddings or graduations. If you are going to though, go with a trusted (and well-reviewed) professional like our favorite Solrae salons & distributors!