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I started getting spray tans this past spring and it has changed everything! From how I dress to my confidence levels and self esteem. There are so many reasons to get a spray tan, it’s so easy to do, and it is affordable!
I go to Palm Beach Tan to help me out every time. They have so many options from beds to booths, colors to match your skin tone perfectly, plus add-ons and options. The staff at my location has been patient and SO helpful in helping me choose the right options and mix my perfect spray tan cocktail. Check out the PBT One Membership, it’s the perfect way to stay tan all year round!
If you’ve never gotten one, check out my post on what to do before your first spray tan!
Why Should You Get a Spray Tan?
Increase Your Confidence
There are so many reasons to get a spray tan (and some misconceptions), but an increase in confidence is the best reason I can give you. Not only do I look better, but I feel better knowing that I’m not super pale. I’ve always been more confident in the summertime and a large part of that feeling was due to my tan!
Confidence is the over-arching theme of this post, because all of the other benefits add up to helping improve my confidence levels. So if you’re looking for a quick (albeit superficial) boost, this is it!
Hide Your Acne
I’ve heard that tanning beds can actually help reduce acne due to the UV rays. Although, I’ve never done it. It may be a good option for you if you are interested in sun bed tanning!
I prefer to spray tan and cover my blemishes, which works well enough for me! It basically hides all the little ones, and darkens the pigment of my skin so that anything red tends to blend better. Palm Beach Tan has a similar program for tanning beds and spray tans. Their PBT One Membership is only $14.99/mo!
Wear Shorts and Skirts
Like I said, I look better in clothes. I feel so much better wearing skirts and dresses in the winter, but even more so as we go into spring! I used to get super tan in the summers when I lived outside, but now I just don’t have the time to lay out like I used to. Plus, Texas summers are too hot to spend all that time outdoors.
Whether it’s actually summer or it’s any other time of year, I can wear whatever I want and look my best. My legs look more toned, and I can wear even more colors. (I typically avoid light or pastel colors until I look tan enough.)
Look More Toned
You’ve heard the phrase ‘if you can’t tone it, tan it,’ right? Wellll… it’s something I have definitely considered! You obviously can’t really give yourself more muscles by spray tanning, but you can improve your look of toning! I know my legs which are decently muscular tend to look even more so when I’m tan!
Pretend You’ve Been on a Vacation
I feel so much better when I’m tan and feel like I’ve been in the sun. I don’t think I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) necessarily, but I definitely have a change in mood when the winter weather hits and we see less sunshine. A good spray tan at least tricks my brain into thinking I’ve seen the sun! Plus no one knows the difference, so I just keep on pretending!
All The Compliments
You like my tan? Thanks! Seriously, I hear this all the time! Everyone asks where I got it! I just tell them to hit up their local Palm Beach Tan and check out the PBT One Membership Program. You can read even more about the program here where I talk about how I keep my tan looking amazing all year round!
Even Out Your Tanlines
If you saw me last year I had a really gnarly sun burn-turned-tan lines from the first time I went out in the sun that year. It was so bad and extremely embarrassing because it was a high neck dress and tank style which meant it was super obvious when I wore a bathing suit. I never actually got rid of those lines until I lost my whole tan in the fall, but a spray tan actually helped the difference not be so drastic. Note: Spray tans make any pigment darker and won’t completely cover your tan lines, but it will help them blend better.
Overall, spray tanning has helped me discover that I don’t have to live with being pale throughout the year. I don’t have to melt in the summer sun just to get good color to make me feel better. A great tan is just a few minutes away! To learn more about PBT One, check out their website!