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More tanning tips for beginners

We’re bringing your 9 pointers on how to get started with Indoor Tanning. Today is our second part of this series, so if you missed the first three, you can still catch up. here is message one of the series.

Veranda Sun UV TanningStart out conservative

Whatever you do, you don’t want to burn- it’s not healthy, and we all know that. But also, you cannot continue to tan on top of a burn and you will have to start over. The old saying “I always burn first and then I tan”…  Is completely false and on top of that, truly unsafe. If you burn, your skin is telling you that it’s getting too much sun, and chances are  you will peel. The beauty with indoor tanning is that you’re in control. So start out with a low number of minutes and work your way up. Be patient with the process and stay safe. If you have fair skin but do have the ability to tan, you should not go more than 6-7 minutes your first time in a standard 20 minute tanning bed (also known as a Level 1 tanning bed). For stronger beds with shorter tanning times, you would go for even less minutes. Our specialized tanning technicians will be there to help you know what’s your skin type and how to start out!

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Go once every 2 days to build your base

Depending on how well your skin is doing, you can decide whether you can go once a day or every other day. This is only when you’re starting to work on your base tan. And that’s why Veranda Sun Memberships and special tanning packages are so great!

A good rule of thumb is if your skin is not pink within the 24 hours after your session, you can probably go again the next day without any problem. If your skin is pink, feels dry and itchy, or you get a rash, this is a signal that you went for too many minutes and need to take a break until it feels better and then start over again.


With  your base set you don’t need to tan as often

Tanning with us in Boulder COSo depending on the type of bed you are using, you should only go 2-3 times per week to keep your tan, even less in stronger beds. This is where many people go overboard, tanning every day when it is really not necessary. We know you enjoy the relaxation time that tanning provides, but tanning too often can and will speed up your aging process and potentially cause other skin ailments, or could even cause cancer, the same as staying out in the sun too long. Just like everything else in life, moderation is key!


Veranda Sun: The first and best tanning salon in Boulder!

We are Boulder’s only Premiere tanning superstore. ONLY 5 minute drive from Campus, 10 minutes from anywhere in Boulder! We are located 1670, 30th Street Boulder, CO 80301.  Go directly across the street from the 29th Street Mall on the North East Corner of 30th and Arapahoe Ave, in the King Soopers Shopping Center. Need a map?

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Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

For more information on our offers call us at 303 447-8844