It is so common that we feel better with a tan, so much so that scientists have researched this to find out the cause. One of the main findings is that endorphins (our happy hormones) are actually released when we are exposed to UV rays.
In addition to endorphins, Vitamin D is also gained through sun exposure which is another natural mood lifter. With the two combined, it’s no wonder we feel so much better with a tan
There have been many scientific studies and research into the effects of sun exposure on our bodies and mind. It is proven that people feel more attractive, confident and have better emotional well-being when showcasing a tan.
How to Get the Best Tan
Tanning isn’t something we have always desired, and up until the 1920s, those with paler skin were considered the more affluent people of the time. Coco Chanel brought a revolution in how we saw tanned skin; it became desirable, we all wanted it, and this is something that’s never really gone away.
A study conducted in the early 2000s found that almost half of Brits who holidayed abroad said their number one priority was to come home with a tan. Nowadays, we don’t have to leave the country – or even our own homes – to get a tan, and there are many ways we can obtain a natural-looking tan through products!
Each tanning product on the market has its own advantages and drawbacks, and what is most suitable for one person may not be so for another.
For example, tanning injections are highly effective, resulting in a natural-looking even tan, but not everyone has the stomach to administer injections to themselves. Tanning nasal sprays have an excellent success rate, are easy to use, and are affordable, yet they can have some unpleasant side effects.
Tanning patches are a relative newcomer with little-to-no side effects, but you can expect a 30-day wait to see any results, and you must still have daily UV exposure for them to be effective.
Is it Worth Getting a Tan?
A survey of 71000 males and females discovered that 72% found tanned people more attractive, and 66% think those with a tan look healthier than those without one. When people find us more appealing, they respond differently to us, which increases our confidence levels subconsciously.
The Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researched the effects of tanning on people’s mental health and found that those who had a more prolonged UV exposure were more relaxed and experienced much less tension after it. This is likely due to the released endorphins and Vitamin D, which act as a natural painkiller and bring feelings of euphoria.
Getting a natural-looking and long-lasting time is a process that can be timely. It can also be seen as self-care, which is so important in today’s busy and stressful climate. When we look good, we feel good, and when we’re doing something for ourselves, whether it be obtaining a tan or nipping to the hairdressers, we re-fill our cup of happiness.
And, as the saying goes: ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup!’.
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