Bronzing up for prom

By Jessie Schirrick Posted April 30, 2013

With prom taking place in a little over a week some of you may be wondering the best way to gain a heavenly bronze glow so you can look your best on the most exciting night of the whole school year.

I myself have tried numerous methods including pigment lotion, tanning beds, and old-fashioned getting outside for a few hours every day.

I’d say the best way to go about this is the all-natural way, by going on a hike when it’s sunny or walking your dog, and you might also try golfing. It’s the best way to ensure you don’t attain the orange hue that often comes along with spray tans. But it might not be very even, and ain’t nobody got time for that.

A different approach is the use of tanning beds. Many local salons and gyms offer their tanning beds for use like Electric Beach, Club fit, and Escape. Many, however, fear the risk of cancer that the harmful UV bulbs can impose on your skin but it takes only a few minutes every day.

Another way to darken your skin is to spray tan. It’s fast, effective, and lasts for days. Alas, some people have come away from a spray tan looking like an Oompa Loompa and if this does happen to you, you might be stuck with it for a while.

At the end of the day, be safe and cautious when tanning your skin.