Faking It

Photo by Soleil Nagoda

By now, most people are aware of the major health risks that come with using tanning beds. So why is it that more than half of college students have admitted to indoor tanning?

At Penn State, two popular tanning salons, The Bronze and California Tanning Express, are located within 0.2 miles of each other. California Tanning Express offers unlimited tanning sessions for as little as $22.00, while The Bronze offers the same deal for $27.50.

Tanning beds can be the cause of various health risks, including but not limited to melanoma, premature aging and eye cancer. While some people continue to use tanning beds despite knowing this, others have made the switch to sunless self-tanning, which provides all the benefits of normal tanning, without the dangerous side effects.

Valley has compiled a list of the best self tanners on the market so you can achieve that natural summer glow throughout the dry winter months here in Happy Valley.

Tanning Mousse

The most popular item among self-tanning enthusiasts is tanning mousse. Mousses deliver the deepest, most even tan. Just be sure to apply with plastic gloves to avoid staining your hands!

St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam

Loving Tan Deluxe Bronzing Mousse

Tanning Lotion

Get the glow you desire while nourishing your skin with these tanning moisturizers.

L’Oréal Sublime Glow Daily Moisturizer

First Aid Beauty Slow Glow Gradual Self-Tanning Moisturizer

Benefit Hoola Zero Tanlines Allover Body Bronzer

Tanning Towelettes

In a rush and need a quick fix to brighten up your skin before a night out? These tanning towelettes are the perfect solution.

L’Oréal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes

Tan Towel Self-Tan Towelette

Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvinating Maracuja Face Towelettes

The best part about these self-tan products is that they are long lasting and include skin-nourishing ingredients that enhance your skin while protecting it.

Do yourself a favor: Ditch the tanning beds and save your skin… and money!