Forever Tan

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  • Address: 679 Mast Rd, Manchester, 03102

Tanning Tips

Tips For Your Forever Tan

Here are 10 indoor tanning tips to help you achieve a nice base tan without getting burned (you should ask your doctor for his or her advice if you have any specific medical questions or concerns).

  • Be careful if you are on any prescription medications: blood pressure medications, antibiotics, and skin problem medications are just a few categories of drugs you preferably should not be taking if you are tanning or spending lots of time outdoors. Refer to the photosensitizing medication chart in your local tanning salon to be sure the medications you are taking are not listed. These medications can effect the results of your tanning, making it more difficult to tan.
  • Always use a good quality indoor tanning lotion. It will help your skin to absorb the UV, which will aid in the tanning process.
  • Apply after tan lotion as well to take care of your skin and keep it moisturized. Apply it twice daily at a minimum to keep your skin happy, once in the morning and again at night before bed.
  • If you are just beginning to tan, remember to start out conservative. Whatever you do, you don’t want to burn- you cannot tan on top of a burn and you will have to start over.
  • Go once every 24-48 hours to build your base. Depending on how well your skin is doing, you can decide whether you can go once a day or once every other day. A good rule of thumb is if your skin is not pink within the 24 hours after your session, you can probably go again the next day without any problem.
  • Once you build up your base, you really don’t need to tan as often. So depending on the type of bed you are using, you should only go 2-3 times per week to keep your tan, even less in stronger beds.
  • Wear eye goggles at all times! Many people think that putting a towel over their face will block the UV rays, but it doesn’t, and repeated UV exposure can cause major eye problems later in life.
  • Since indoor tanning does not require the use of a bathing suit, use a towel to cover those “sensitive” areas that don’t see the sun very often if you want to tan all over.
  • To avoid getting creases or pressure tanning lines, you should move your limbs into different positions during your session.
  • Try to avoid wearing make-up, deodorant, or other perfumes prior to tanning.