Things to know about Tanning
Burning is not necessary to tan!
The fact is, when you burn, you damage your skin. Building your tan slowly in a well prepared schedule of exposure will produce the best results with the least risk of damaging your skin.
One thing at a time.
Never combine indoor and outdoor tanning on the same day.
Certain medications make your skin more sensitive to light. If you are on any medication, consult your doctor or a pharmacist before tanning.
Moist skin tans better, so always use quality moisturizers before, during and after tanning to maximize the effects of your time, while being kind to your skin.
Swimming, Bathing, Showers.
Try not to bathe for 2 or 3 hours before your tanning session. Avoid bathing immediately after tanning because the tanning process continues ever after your session ends. And remember, use moisturizing lotions!
Always use eye wear!
Your eyelids offer practically no protection against UV rays. While tanning indoors, always wear protective goggles. Outdoors, be sure
you are wearing a pair of sunglasses that offer UV protections.
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Smart Tanning for Teens
By practicing Smart Tanning, you develop your natural tan gradually, while reducing the chances of burning your skin. Here are seven steps to live by:
1. Avoid Sunburn.
The Golden Rule of Smart Tanning is the indispensable rule: Don't ever sunburn. Work with your tanning facility to build your tan gradually.
2. Know Your Skin Type.
A professional tanning facility will teach you your skin type on a scale from type I to VI and what that number means.
3. Use Sunscreen Correctly.
Use sunscreen outdoors correctly - even if you tan indoors. Apply a full-spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays before heading outside for best results. You can develop a tan outdoors while wearing sunscreen.
4. Protect Your Eyes.
When outside, protect your eyes with sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays. Always wear proper indoor tanning protective eye-wear when tanning in a salon.
5. Be Serious About Your Medications.
Some medicines (including many antibiotics, acne medications and birth control pills) can make your skin more susceptible to sunburn and splotches. Talk to your tanning salon staff if you are taking any medications.
6. Practice Makes Perfect.
Like school and sports, avoiding sunburn is an everyday job. Make sunburn protection a habit.
7. Give Yourself Time to Tan.
Important events like prom, spring break, vacation and graduation take time to get ready for... so does tanning. Talk to your salon staff to get on a schedule that works for your skin type and your tanning goals.
SunTastic Tan offers quality tanning products that are specially formulated to achieve professional results. Most lotions are bolstered with accelerators and moisturizers to protect against dehydration, sunburn and the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Using a premium indoor tanning lotion provides many benefits, such as:
SPEEDS UP THE TANNING PROCESS: The ingredients found
in indoor tanning lotions help increase and stimulate melanin production.
MOISTURIZES YOUR SKIN: Indoor tanning lotions help to replenish moisture in your skin while tanning, this helps to extend the life of your tan.
PROVIDES NUTRIENTS: There are nutrients and supplements in indoor tanning lotions that help to benefit your skin.
HELPS REDUCE "THAT TANNING SMELL": Your skin has a distinct odor when the melanin is stimulated. Indoor tanning lotions contain ingredients to help reduce the after tanning smell.
Types of Lotion
Indoor tanning lotions replace moisture lost due to the drying effects of tanning beds. All of our lotions contain hydrating and skin-repairing
ingredients essential for proper skin care and a healthier-looking,
A tanning accelerator contains ingredients that intensify the tanning effects of UV rays. These lotions are designed for tanners with an existing base tan, who want to develop their next level of tan and need lots of protection and moisturizers.
Bronzers contain skin darkening ingredients that give you immediate tanning results while your natural tan develops. These are good for people who are seeking dramatic color fast.
Tingle lotion is very popular for indoor tanning. It brings the blood closer to the surface of the skin, creating a tingly feeling while you're in the tanning bed. This lotion is activated by the close light and heat of a tanning bed and will not have that tingly effect outside.