Bodybuilding and competition Tanning

Sunless tan defines muscles and Contour Tanning product of choice is SHOWTAN.
Stretch marks from weight training can be camouflaged with a spray tan.
A fantastic sunless spray tan, the heat of the spotlight and bulging muscles are the core essentials of a bodybuilding championship. But why do bodybuilders opt for such flashy, eye-catching tans when there are plenty of natural-looking alternatives to choose from?

The answer? Competitive bodybuilders use fake tan for the same reasons that the rest of us do – the only difference is that they use plenty more of it to achieve an exaggerated finish.
Here are some of the key reasons why bodybuilders use sunless tanner:

It defines muscle
Your muscles appear more prominent on darker skin tones than on lighter skin tones, so sunless tanning is a clever way to increase muscle definition without making any effort. Layering up self tanner on the skin is a bodybuilder’s last ditch attempt to accentuate his/her muscles for competitions and contests. Many bodybuilding champions opt for an extra dark fake tan to highlight the muscles on their chest, torso, arms and legs to the maximum.
It creates the illusion of a slimmer profile
Bodybuilders spend years reducing their body fat and spending alot of time at the gym to ensure that their muscles are visible even when not flexed. A spray tan helps them to look even leaner and more cut as the darker colour draws the eye inwards towards the oblique and transverse muscles of the abdomen. This slimming effect occurs on all body types so you don’t have to be a body builder to benefit from it.

It covers up stretch marks
Any sort of weight training, such as lifting dumbbells, causes the muscles to increase in size, which can often result in the creation of stretch marks. Many bodybuilders have stretch marks on their triceps, biceps and shoulder area following intensive periods of weight training. Showtan covers up these marks and other blemishes by evening out the skin tone. A balanced complexion appears attractive under competition lights and ensures that all eyes are on the muscle rather than on scars and blemishes.