Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Safe Ways to Look Beautifully Bronzed

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Safe Ways to Look Beautifully Bronzed

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Byline: By Louise Redvers

When it comes to sun tans, it's cool to be fake as Louise Redvers finds out

Everybody likes having a tan. It makes you feel healthy and sexy and best of all it covers up your cellulite and stretch marks.

There are tanning salons on nearly every high street and a quick blast under the hot lamps can really boost your mood.

But unfortunately the effects of that tan last a lot longer than the colour.

Each year 65,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with skin cancer and last year 2,000 of them died from the disease.

There are however, plenty of safe ways to get the bronzed look and celebs like Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Aniston are proof enough that for once it's cool to be fake.

The latest craze is salon spray tanning. This involves stepping inside a booth, pressing a button and standing while a fine mist of self-tanning product covers your body.

The whole process takes around one minute and there's no standing around waiting for it to dry.

Marie Crozier, 35, works at The Tanning Shop on Gosforth High Street and is a self-confessed spray devotee.

"I really like the spray tans, it's so quick and you get this really nice reddy brown colour," she said.

"I used to use mainly sunbeds but I have a dark skin and the UV makes me go a bit too dark I think."

Marie's boss and mother-in-law Vicky Crozier, 55, said the spray booth is growing more and more popular with her clients.

She said: "We've had it a year now and people really like it. Clients still use the sunbeds as well but I think they like the fact that the spray tans don't have the UV rays, they like the alternative.

"The tan lasts for about five to seven days so it's perfect if you're going on holiday and want to look a bit browner on the first few days."

At the Tanning Shop spray tans cost pounds 19. …

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