Sunbed Tanning Tips to Help You Get the Best Results
Are you planning to get a tan in a tanning bed but you don’t know where to start or how to go about it? We are here to help you!
Here are some essential things to keep in mind when tanning in a sunbed, to do it right and do it safely.
How Often Should You Do It?
It mostly depends on your skin color. But, in general, the average person can attain a base tan in 3-5 sessions. Then, two sessions a week should do the work to maintain that tan gently and safely. It is crucial to leave a minimum of 72 hours between each session so that your skin has enough time to rest.
What should you Do Before Tanning?
Take a Shower
This is important because your skin will be clean for your session, and it will help you get a deeper tan and color.
Full Body Exfoliation
This is probably the last thing you’d think of, so to provide a long-lasting tan, it is highly recommended to exfoliate your skin before tanning. Our outer skin layer is renewed approximately every two weeks, so by exfoliating, you can make sure your skin cells are back to the starting point of their cycle, and with the top dead skin layer gone, UVB rays can penetrate deeper and stimulate melanin production in your skin.
What should you Wear?
You can use a bathing suit, underwear, or tan completely nude; it all depends on your preference. Each option will leave a different type of mark, even if it is a subtle one. So, consider that before making a decision.
Please never start a tanning session without the proper goggles. That is crucial. Simply closing your eyes on a sunbed isn’t enough to protect you. The UV rays will still penetrate your eyes through the thin skin of your eyelids and could cause damage to your retina.
Using a tan accelerator will maximize your results, giving you a more profound and long-lasting tan. But make sure to choose a high-quality brand, so you don’t end up getting a color that doesn’t match your skin’s actual tone.
What’s Your Skin Type?
Knowing your type of skin and its tanning abilities will allow you to prevent sunburn altogether. There are six different types of skin. We will tell you all about that in an upcoming blog.