The tanning industry introduced the concept of tanning towels in a very creative attempt to feed the public's growing desire for a tanned body.
This has been around since the late 1990's and remains a popular tanning alternative that allows you to look tanned without being exposed to the sun, or to get a head start on a tan when off on a tropical holiday and your skin is white as snow!
One major benefit to this tanning method is that it doesn't require you to be in the sun and its potentially damaging ultraviolet rays, so it appeals to an increasing number of people wary of skin damage.
it also allows for a full body tan without any tan lines.
Tanning towels come in different forms, such as towelettes or wipes. They are not the size of a towel you would take to the beach, which is sometimes expected by the description!
These towels are packaged in small boxes or sealed sachets that would fit in your handbag easily and can be carried anywhere you go. This makes them convenient for use regardless of whether you're going to the beach or on a long vacation trip.
Perhaps 'towelettes' is a better description and is used many times by various manufacturers.
Typically they cater for:
A large size, intended for the full body, is designed to give you a quick and even application from head to toe with no streaks, mess or fuss. This often depends on how well practiced you may be
A regular size, mostly intended for a half body application, covers typically your arms and legs.
A small size is usually marketed for the face only.
Process of application:
These towels essentially work with the protein and amino acids in the skin, which means that individual results may vary. It may also result in making some age spots darken.
Mostly, the results of a towel application lasts for about one week before another application is required.
The price for tanning towels varies and can be relatively cheap to very expensive.
As always it all depends on the quality of the towel brand and the resultant tan you want.