Wednesday, the World Now Organization announced that tanning beds definitely cause cancer.
So, now what do you do to get that "healthy glow" without putting yourself at risk?
Spray on tanning is an option. We went to Body Brushed inside Tranquility Salon and Spa on Post Oak Boulevard.
first time client lindsay owen rubs lotion on her hands to keep them from turning brown or orange.
That's where we found Lindsay Owen. She's heading to jamaica Thursday and wants to feel more comfortable in her swimsuit. "I'm very pale and I burn and I'd like to do it in a better than possibly getting cancer from over tanning," Owen said.
While she's used tanning beds before, she says it's just not worth the risk. "I'm in my 30's now and starting to get wrinkles and I just would rather take good care of my skin then just to be tan for one week on the beach," Owen said.
So her "vacation tan" is now in the hands of airbrush technician Kristie Williams of Body Brushed. The color I'm going to use for her is going to turn her 6 to 7 shades darker than being one time in the bed," Williams said.
Williams mixes the perfect color. "It's DHA and derived from Sugar Beets or Sugar Cane, basically a starch and what it does is bring out the melanin in your skin, it doesn't stain your skin but it has a bronzer in it," Williams said.
After about 10 minutes, Owens is done. "looks good, not too dark, just normal," she said.
The good thing about having a technician, she can get to all the spots you can't reach and make sure your "tan" is even. "It's not just to make you darker, it's to give you that pretty little glow to make you look a little healthier alive and vibrant," Williams said.
With a focus on staying healthy and alive . "If you want the tan look the spray tan if fine, getting a real tan you should avoid that totally," said Dr. Suzanne Bruce.
Alternatives to Tanning Beds
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