Self-tanning or spray tanning

Self-tanning or spray tanning

Staying out of the sun is the best way to tan, for sure! Hopefully, we all know that overexposure to the sun is the reason to stay in the shade. Overexposure to the sun takes only about 20 minutes and can lead to premature aging, brown spots and an increased risk of skin cancers, boo. That’s why spray tanning and self-tanning kicks outdoor tanning butt. But, which method of sunless tanning is best for getting what looks like a real sun tan? Keep reading below and make a choice for yourself!


There are so many colors and formulas to try that there’s no end to what you can add to your self-tanning wardrobe. One day you can bronze yourself into a Tahitian-looking glow and the next you can apply a super hydrating tanning moisturizer to keep your tan lasting longer. There is a multitude of colors to try, and formulas made specifically for your skin type.

Selfie: When you have a self-tanner, you can glow tanning any time you want, and in the convenience of your own home. If you are painfully shy about being naked or in a bikini in front of a stranger, then this might be the method for you.

We’re not talking about self-tanning sprays when we speak of spray tans, BTW.

Save that coin: An amazing self-tanner can run you anywhere near $40, but there are way-less expensive options. However, one bottle can last you for multiple uses, where as one spray tan can cost you upward of $35 depending on where you live.

Spray Tanning

True, it’s convenient to apply a self-tanner whenever you want but, what’s easy-breezy about booking a spray tan is that you can just stand there and let someone else do the work in a lot less time than it takes to apply self-tanner. Therefore, a spray tan is the ultimate in luxury.

Picture perfect: One thing about having a trained professional apply your tan for you is that they got your back--literally! They can get those hard to reach places and see exactly where the tan is going. Another thing is that when you’re at home, it’s easy to start moving around and taking care of business. When you’re at the tanning salon, you’re advised to relax and let your tan dry before you get back to saving the world. Remembering to chill with your glow for a bit, is a great way to make sure that your bronze comes out flawless.

The Winner

Honestly, both methods have their perks, but once you master it, self-tanner tips the scale and has got to be the go-to method. It saves you money all the way around, while spray tanning is more of a once-in-a-while indulgence. If you can afford a spray tan once to twice a month, then that’s awesome, go for it! For those of us who want more control over our time and our wallets, it’s self-tanner all the way.

Save your spray tans for special occasions but hook yourself up with MineTan’s Coconut Foam for a personal glow that sets in one hour! You can also buy your own at home spray tanning kit, which at first, can be an investment, but in the long run, WOW! The best of both worlds, a simple application in the comfort of your own home.

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