Here is just one way a tanning salon can quickly become your best friend.
The situation: It's noon on Thursday and you've got a fun date Saturday afternoon with Mr. Danny Tanning, Esq. You skip lunch to get your nails done. You visit your colorist to get your roots touched up after work. Then you head to the mall and find the perfect outfit. By bedtime, you're tired but excited.
The problem: At lunchtime on Friday, you head home to get another peek at yourself in that mini dress you got and stare into the mirror, and the daylight, in horror. To your utter surprise, the winter has sucked away your gorgeous summer tan and left you with pale, dull looking legs. You squirm around in your new dress, trying to see if body lotion or a pair of heels that will make it better, to no avail. You sink onto your bed in disappointment.
The solution: You realize that where there's a will there is a way! There's no way you're going to be anything less than absolutely fabulous on Saturday. After work you head to the nearest tanning salon and consult a professional about your options.
Tanning bed: A tanning bed will give you a beautiful and permanent tan by exposing you to UVA and UVB light over a controlled period of time. Repeated sessions are necessary to build the perfect tan.
Spray tan: Spray tanning is highly popular because it is such a quick and effective method of getting the color you want. Although not as permanent an option as tanning booths, just one session can leave you looking perfectly sun-kissed.
Tanning lotion: Lotions or gels are portable options you can find at your nearest convenient store. They usually get the job done but can be difficult to apply without streaking. It may take some practice to get their application right and they are not as permanent as the options above.
The Decision: You decide to strip down to your bikini and let a professional spray tan you. This way you can be sure that you won't look like a barbecued zebra while still getting the color you want.
The Results: That mini dress looks even better playing off the warmth of your skin and your smile. You and Danny enjoy a wonderful lunch by the beach and go walking through the sand afterwards. A kiss at sunset seals a perfect night.
Yes, that's how much a tan can effect your mood and your life. Thank god for tanning salons!