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A Few Basics About Your Tanning Salon

May 8, 2008
A tanning salon can be a great place to work on your color for the warmer months. If you are like me, your skin is very white and it can be embarrassing to wear shorts or a swimsuit like that. I often get plenty of comments such as that I am blinding people with my white legs! Even with a quality tanning salon at your service, you need to do your part to get your body ready for it.

The shape of your skin before you start to tan is going to affect the quality of your indoor tan. You may not realize how much dry skin and dead cells affect the results you will get. Take the time to exfoliate on a regular basis so that you can keep your skin very healthy. You will need to do this more often during the drier weather so just add it to your shower routine once a week.

Even if you don't feel like your skin is dry you need to be using a good moisturizer a couple of times a day. The summer weather will make it dry out and so will the indoor tanning process. Keeping your skin hydrated is a great way to get a wonderful looking tan that lasts. Not all of them are made with the same quality ingredients though so read labels and look at reviews.

A great way to speed up the tanning process is to use various products. Most tanning salons have plenty of them on hand for you to choose from. They may have package deals too where you can get a great price on your tanning sessions and the products at the same time. Tanning accelerators work rapidly and you will love being able to see the difference in your skin color in a very short period of time.

Once you are happy with that, you need to start using a bronzer. This is going to help you keep that healthy glow and the dark brown color longer. You don't want your base tan to start to fade as summer moves along. Make sure you are using the right products for your skin tone. It is best to get those that also have a moisturizer in them.

A common error with those that an is that they think if they stay in the tanning bed for a long time they will achieve color faster. This isn't how it works as the pigments of your skin may not be ready for that much UV exposure. You don't want to turn red instead of brown. Not only will that be embarrassing, you will be in pain for a couple of days.

Start out with a very low tanning time such as five minutes. If your body does well with it over a week then add one more minute. Every couple of days you can add another minute until you find where your body is comfortable or until you reach the maximum that the tanning salon allows. Most of them won't allow you to tan for more than 20 minutes each day.

If you know the best ways to get a great tan indoors you will get the most out of your money and your efforts. You will love the way your skin looks and be ready for any summer activity. Both men and women enjoy looking their very best. Indoor tanning is a great way to do it and still have time for the other activities in your life that you need to take care of.
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Betty P Davis writes about the ups and downs of the tanning salon business. You can avoid the rookie mistakes many new operators make when they own a tanning salon business.
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