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General Guidelines to Follow When Tanning Indoors

Jan 21, 2008
No matter where you go to obtain an indoor tan, the business owner will certainly have a list of guidelines that must be followed by all tanners. While these guidelines may vary from one tanning business to the next, there are several guidelines that are pretty standard throughout the commercial tanning industry. The more aware you are of these guidelines before you go in for your first tanning session, the more likely you will be to have a great tanning experience.

Take It Slow

The number one rule of tanning, whether indoors or out, is to take it slow. In order to achieve the best tan in the safest way possible, it is best to tan your skin in small steps. Rather than trying to soak up all the rays all at once, schedule several small tanning sessions so you can gradually build up your tan and prevent your skin from getting damaged. Most tanning sessions range anywhere from ten minutes to 30 minutes depending upon your tanning history and your skin type. When just starting out, ten minutes should be plenty of time.

Get Cleared by Your Physician

If you suffer from any kind of health problems, it is best to get your health cleared by a physician before you start engaging in indoor tanning. If you are on medications, for example, they can actually make your skin more sensitive to the UV light. As a result, you may experience some very negative side effects when indoor tanning. Sensitive skin or a history of skin irritation can also lead to problems when tanning, so discuss it with your doctor ahead of time in order to make sure indoor tanning is safe for you and your skin.

Go In Clean

It is best to avoid wearing perfumes or cosmetics when indoor tanning. Many tanning beds won't allow customers to wear cosmetics while tanning, but will provide them with facilities where they can put on makeup afterwards. It is also best to avoid wearing lotions or gels other than tanning lotions that are specifically made for indoor tanning.

Protect Your Eyes

Your eyes can easily become damaged while tanning if they are not properly covered. It is even possible for the ultraviolet light to penetrate through your eyelids and damage your eyes. Therefore, it is best to wear special protective eyewear and be sure to keep your eyes shut throughout the entire tanning session.
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Baxter Owens is the developer of www.tantans.com, a premium Tanning Lotion website & vendor. TanTans.com offers premium tanning lotion at wholesale prices, including California Tan. Visit www.tantans.com today for all of your tanning needs!
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