Some girls are turning to spray tanning to avoid the negative effects of baking in the sun, one of those being an increased risk of skin cancer.
There are many benefits to getting a spray tan. A big advantage is decreasing the risk of skin cancer associated with outdoor tanning. This assumes that you are applying sunscreen before you step foot outside and taking refuge in the shade if necessary.
The other positive to spray tans is that they are instant. No need for baking outside in the sun for hours on end or waiting for your sticky self-tanning lotion to dry. As well, you can adjust how dark you want to go by spray tanning more or less frequently.
Finally, another important positive of spray tanning (or regular sunless tanning) as opposed to baking for real is that your skin retains its youthful appearance for much longer.