If you have found a product that promises a beautiful long-lasting tan by simply taking a little pill every day, you should be very cautious. These products are a waste of money, and this blog, we’ll tell you why!
Don’t Be Fooled By Misleading Advertisements
Tanning pills were first introduced nearly 40 years ago. It seemed as though they fell off for quite some time, but now they are making a comeback, which is bad news for anyone who falls for their misleading advertisements. Back then, tanning pills contained the active ingredient, Canthaxanthin, which is basically a food coloring agent. It is a carotene-based color additive that gives food an orange hue. And this is exactly what it does to human skin as well!
Those who took carotene-based tanning pills back in the 1970’s and 1080’s eventually took on an orange tint to their skin as a result. Although these pigment changes are not permanent, it is still not a desirable look for anyone looking for an even and natural-looking tan. These pills are also known to cause other side effects, such as nausea, diarrhea, rash, welts, and more. Unfortunately, versions of Canthaxanthin pills are still found in some places, as dangerous and useless as they may be.
Modern-Day Tanning Pills are a Waste of Money Too
To counter the stigma of carotene-based tanning pills, manufacturers have attempted to develop a modern-day tanning pill that is free of organic and artificial coloring agents. However, these pills are also a waste of money. They claim to be “new and improved”, but these are still falsely advertising to consumers because their ingredients are simply over-the-counter vitamins that you can buy at any local pharmacy or convenient store. The primary ingredients found in these modern-day versions of tanning pills include Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Beta Carotene (red-orange pigment), L-Tyrosine, copper, and PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid).
Not only do these everyday vitamins happen to be at your local grocery store, they are not effective at altering the pigment of your skin to resemble a natural tan. Not only are these modern tanning pills ineffective at their intended purpose, they are very expensive. So do not waste your money on them under any circumstances. Instead, find better alternatives to sunless tanning.Visit Broad Ripple Tans for air brush spray tanning at the most affordable prices in town. We offer a wide range of packages and spray tanning options you’ll love. Our tanning consultants are eager to help you find your perfect color! Call 317-257-8262 and ask about our tanning salon services, prices, and availability, today.