Tanning Tips/Advice

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
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@MeghanFly:  The high pressure beds will produce more dramatic results in a shorter period of time, but should not be used to build a base tan. Go with the low pressure for that. Start off with maybe 5 minutes per session and gradually work your way up, depending on how your skin responds. You may feel perfectly fine while in the bed but a few hours later experience the worst redness and itching of your life, especially on your chest, belly, and butt. Like a tattoo, that has to peel before you see a tan. 

Lotions: always use a lotion that is specified for indoor tanning. Chemicals in regular body lotion contain ingredients that damage the acrylic on the tanning bed. You don’t have to spend a fortune. Lotions that normally cost $100 in the salon can be found for $30 or less on Amazon. I like Designer Skin brand. Whether you choose a bronzer or non-bronzer lotion is entirely up to you. I don’t recommend warming or tingling lotions for beginners as they can be irritating.

Just to add – I used to tan every day until my mom had a skin cancer scare which left her with a chunk of her back taken out. She was a tanner as well. I haven’t gone since June. Just be careful because it is addicting.

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