1. The Introductory Tanning Special Local tanning salons with commercial tanning beds such as Desert Sun offer specials and coupons in mailers and grocery store receipts. Take a look at what is offered. Many times there are Local tanning deals such as 30 days for $9.99 or two weeks free on conventional beds, free eye wear protection or even free designer skin tanning lotion. Use these free tanning or low cost tanning introductory offers to get a feel for the tanning salons in your area. Once your comfortable with a salon, work the tanning salon employee for a special deal on more tans and designer skin tanning lotion.
2. The Unadvertised Tanning Deals. Unless it is the too good to be true introductory tanning special, never take an advertised local tanning special. The tanning salon employee behind the counter can always offer you better deals to use their commercial tanning beds. The tanning salon can get you just about any reasonable deal you can come up with and add the designer skin tanning lotion for free on top of it. Their stock of designer skin tanning lotion are like bargaining chips; so use them.
3. The Indoor Tanning columbia. The creams and lotions sold in tanning salons contains safe chemicals that speed up your skin’s readiness to tan. Indoor tanning lotions make your money go farther because they shorten the time it takes for your skin to start tanning.
4. Prepare Your Skin. Before indoor tanning, your skin should be clean and free of dead skin buildup. You want your skin to get the best tan possible, so using a mild soap or body wash and a quality exfoliator is essential. Using a body poof, scrub skin on arms and legs and the rest of the body in circular motions. This action will help remove dead skin that will increase the effectiveness of tanning.
5. Use A Light Moisturizer on the skin after you shower to keep skin moisture level high, this also helps keep skin pores clear. Unscented lotions such as Lubriderm are great.
6. Applying designer skin tanning lotion using circular strokes across your legs and arms at the least. Circular motions of the designer skin tanning lotion will greatly increase your chances of a more evenly spread tan and reduces the odds of finding patchy spots. Do not buy basic SPF outdoor tanning lotion. Only purchase designer skin tanning lotion. The grocery store stuff ruins the beds and does not allow for the best tanning.
7. Tanning Nude, Or Not? Whether you choose tanning nude or not is your choice. The tanning studios generally have locks on them, and the norm is to tan nude. It is a personal preference and one that you must make on your own. If you are using a bronzer tanning lotion, be careful because some may stain clothing.
8. How Long In Tanning Bed? If you are a beginner, talk with the tanning salon employee. They can help you pick a good starting number for tanning. In a conventional setting, there is nothing wrong with only going seven minutes to start. Spending to long in the tanning bed too soon can result in harsh painful burns. Start low and slowly increase to 20 minutes in a conventional tanning bed. If you start to feel any prickling or stinging on your skin, you have over exposure. Stop tanning as soon as you feel this.
9. Don’t Shower Right After Tanning. Your skin is still tanning hours after your tanning bed session ends. Allow your tan to set in and wait at least three hours. When you do shower, always use a moisturizers to keep your skin hydrated.
10. Long Term Tanning Risks. Indoor tanning is just as harmful to your skin as outdoor tanning. You must make your best judgement when deciding how long to continue tanning. Long term tanning risks include: ugly sun spots to skin cancer.