People go to the tanning salons for several reasons. Some of them are planning a vacation, and they want to start with a base tan. Some want to look more attractive when they wear their swimsuit, while others get one because their doctor recommended sunbathing to overcome their Vitamin D deficiency.
Regardless of what the reasons are; the fact is that people want to get the best out of their tan. Here are some ways to do that.
The first thing you should do is exfoliate your skin. It doesn’t matter if you’re getting a tan from one of the best salons; exfoliating your skin is essential if you want to get good results. That’s because exfoliation removes the dead cells in your skin and allows the UV rays to penetrate properly—giving you a good base tan.
Exfoliating your skin is easy. Just use a scrubbing sponge or an abrasive soap. If that’s not available, you can also use salt scrubs.
If you don’t exfoliate your skin, the dead cells won’t fall off. So when you go for the next tanning session, you’ll be tanning a dead layer of your skin.
Use Tanning Lotions
It’s a good idea to apply tanning lotions in circular motions all over your body. Not only would you tan more quickly, but you’ll also retain the tan for a longer time. Moreover, tanning lotions allow the skin pores to open. The pores contain natural oils, which act as a prism and magnify the impact of UV light rays—preventing the wastage of UV rays and maximizing your chances of getting a good tan.
There are several tanning lotions available, and it’s crucial to choose the right one. If you use the wrong lotion, not only can it ruin your tan, but it can also cause intensive damage.
Don’t Stay in the Bed for Long
Don’t burn yourself. Although it might be tempting to stay in bed for longer than you should, it’s definitely not a good idea. Your tanning session should only last for 6 to 8 minutes—at least initially. Once you’re comfortable, you can increase the time.
However, we recommend that you only do that if you’re an experienced tanner. Overdoing it would give you a bad burn, which will take a long time to heal.
When you’re in the tanning bed, it’s vital to protect your eyes by wearing a goggle. If you look at the UV lights directly, it can damage your eyes permanently. Moreover, avoid wearing jewelry, makeup, or any other accessory as this will compromise your tan.
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