To Sunbed or NOT to Sunbed? That is the Question

Want a gorgeous golden looking tan this summer but not sure which option is best for you? Technology today allows the fairest person to have a glowing golden skin.

Contrary to modern times, a tanned skin was a sign of poverty until the 1920s. Powdery, pale skin that rarely saw the sun was a sign of wealth. Coco Chanel launched a bronzed skin revolution when the tanned icon started to make waves in the beauty industry.

Historically women have laid in the sun for hours, used tea bags and thereafter dihydroxyacetone (DHA) to stain the skin. The use of DHA used in spray tans therefore originated in the 1920’s. Sunbed’s date back to 1978 and gained popularity through to the 2000’s. Unfortunately, sunbeds and related products emit harmful UVA and UVB rays which stimulate melanin in the skin. The rise of melanin on the skin results in a tan, this is not a good thing as it is actually a sign of your skin responding to damage. UVA= AGEING UVB= BURN

So is it ok to use sunbeds? The answer is NO!!! According to The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Cancer Research UK, ‘ it is never okay to use a sunbed for cosmetic tanning.’

But all is not lost, there is a solution and it’s a healthy one! Spray Tan!!

Why choose a spray tan?

For those who don’t want to compromise on health and would like reduce premature ageing a spray tan is the best option and can give you a gorgeous bronzed body instantly without the harmful after effects.

Here are some tips:

  • Wax / shave 48 hours before

  • Exfoliate before a tan / book an exfoliation at Evolve, moisturise thereafter

  • If you are prone to allergic reactions, undergoing chemo or pregnant, we recommend a patch test first

  • Shower, before coming in, don’t apply any products which can act as a barrier

  • Purchase a spray tan extender to ensure your golden glow lasts for longer

  • Wear lose clothing and bring an umbrella in case it rains.

Speak to Kim about joining our spray tan loyalty programme to receive massive discounts! For those wanting a tanned body throughout October – February, our loyalty programme will enable you to get 30% off all your spray tans booked, making it much more affordable.

We are looking forward to a beautiful bronzed sun kissed summer without the harmful UV damage and we are looking forward to giving you value for money 5 star treatment.

Can’t wait to see you at one of our gorgeous spas.