Sunless Tanning

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As summer has come to an end and we are entering the cooler months of fall and winter, many people don’ t want to lose that sun kissed look from the summer, so they resort to indoor tanning to maintain that year-round glow.  At Wilmington Dermatology Center we not only want to save your skin, but potentially your life by giving you the scoop on sunless tanning and tanning beds.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer killing approximately 8,650 Americans in 2009.  Studies have shown that indoor tanners are 74% more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors. There are so many more options other than tanning beds to keep your skin looking bright and fresh in the winter months, so today, WDC considers it our duty to let you know what’s out there!

Early spray tans and rub-on self-tanners got a bad rap for two reasons. First, they often produced an effect that left the skin orange and streaky, and then there was the not so good smell they tended to leave on your body after use.  This major beauty faux pas has largely vanished in the latest generation of self-tanners. Now, self-tanners have been developed with more natural forms of ingredients, giving a more natural look to varying skin tones. Some of our favorite self tanner products include Tan Towels and the over the counter Neutrogena micro- mist airbrush tan to name a few.

Another safe alternative for sunless tanning is spray tanning.  A new and improved custom airbrush tanning that will give you that sun kissed look year round, or for a special event during the busy holiday season.  WDC is very excited to have Bronzed join us at our location to offer this safe and 100% organic alternative to the risky indoor tanning salon. Bronzed uses only the best products with the most advanced formulas available, their Eco-Cert Organic based spray tan solutions will leave skin with a radiant bronzed tan that is never streaky or orange, while helping repair weak dehydrated skin and boosting natural moisture levels. Spray tanning gets the same results as a day in the sun in just minutes without any of the risks associated with UV tanning.   Visit bronzedwilmington.com to find out more about what spray tanning has to offer and schedule an appointment today!