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4 Alternatives to Artificial Tanning


Stop hitting the tanning beds.  If you don’t think they’re bad for you then read Glenna Kohl’s story.  Here are four alternatives to getting bronzed under artificial UV rays:

1.  Sunless Tanning Lotions

Bronzing lotions include a wide variety of skin shades, as well as prices. You will be able to find a color that suite your skin tones and allows you to have a natural glow.

Best places to get these: Target, Rite Aid, CVS, Stop & Shop

2.  Airbrushing or Spray Tanning

Spray tan’s benefits include a very quick application time of about 10 minutes as well as expert evenness. The tan will last about one week. The cost of getting a spray tan is less than buying a week’s worth of sessions at your local tanning salon.

3.  Towelettes

Like the sunless tanning lotions, tanning towels are a less messy way to get a great tan. You can purchase individually wrapped towelettes that you simple use and then throw out for each use.

Best places to get these: Target, Rite Aid, CVS, Stop & Shop

4.  Cosmetics

Bronzer is a great way to provide that sun kissed glow to your face. With several different options that range in colors and prices, you are sure to find a makeup that best suites you and allows you to have a natural tan that easily comes off at night

Popular brands: Bare Essentials, CoverGirl, Maybelline, Clinque, Rimmel


This article was written by Danielle Brouilette and Tate Sahagian.

Jessica is a senior at Bryant University where she is majoring in management and double minoring in marketing and communication.  She holds the position as Editor-In-Chief of Her Campus Bryant and was actually one of the first founding members!  Beyond Her Campus Bryant, she is the Vice President of the Bryant Marketing Association and a MyPath Mentor.  She loves working at the Amica Center for Career Education where she manages their marketing and social media efforts but also enjoys her time at the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership and the school's bookstore. When at home in Connecticut, she loves to watch movies with her family, play with her dog, have bonfires with friends, sleepovers with her sister, and scrapbook! Jessica aspires to one day manage her own department of a fortune 500 company, or even run her own company with a little bit of writing on the side!  Upon graduating this coming May, she will jump-start her career at EMC as a Marketing Development Associate in the Marketing Development Program.
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