Now, I’m sure that by now you are more than aware that tanning is skin cells in trauma and that skin cancer is the most common of all cancers in Australia. Which is definitely scary but admittedly never stopped me from laying out in the sun for hours on end trying to achieve the perfect bronzed bod.

We all strive for the ultimate golden complexion because we want to look beautiful, right? Well, what if I told you that sun damage is the number one reason for premature ageing in Australia? Don’t believe me? Well get this – I have a friend who is six years older than me; her entire life she has been extremely aware of applying sunblock every day before she leaves the house and again around lunch time. I did not. And now, she looks younger than me. I’m talking about a twenty-four year old woman being asked for ID when entering a pub because she looks sixteen or seventeen. It’s ridiculous.

Not ready to pass up on a tanned bikini body this summer? Don’t stress – spray tans are the easiest (and safest) way to get your glow on! Technology has come a long way in the past few years so you needn’t freak about looking like an oompa-loompa. It’s all about choosing the right base tone for your colouring. If you have a pale complexion, then a product with a green base will give your skin some warmth underneath the brown. If you already have a warm skin tone then you should use a product with a blue or violet base to avoid looking too yellow. Because jaundice is never a good look.

At Esstudio we use Techno Tan for our spray tans – it comes in a wide variety of colours and in both express tans and long-wear 8-hour options. It lasts between 5 and 10 days, depending on your natural colouring and how well you maintain your tan! (Stay tuned for a post on the best ways to get the most wear out of your spray tan)

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