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Tanning Bed Tips

As the years since the invention of the tanning bed pass, new technological advances are made. Today, there are numerous different types of tanning beds, each with unique features. However, one that people are flocking to is the Solar Storm tanning beds. The innovative design makes indoor tanning an enjoyable experience and the results are amazing. This article is loaded with valuable tanning bed tips to ensure you get the best and safest tan every time.

First, when it comes to how to use a tanning bed and get a worry free tan, you need to tan on a consistent basis. That means to start by building a good base tan, which generally takes about six to eight tanning sessions. Now keep in mind that some people tan very quickly and may have a base tan in as few as three sessions. To accomplish this, you want to tan for about eight out of twelve days, making sure you do not skip even one visit. If you have fair skin or your skin tends to dry out easily, then stick with an every other day or every two days during the base building time.

Other tanning bed tips/hints include maintenance and alternation. For the maintenance, once you have built your base tan, you should continue tanning about two times every week. With this, you will not sunburn but keep the beautiful golden tan that you worked so hard to achieve. Then for alternations, to keep your tan looking absolutely wonderful, switch between a low intensity and high intensity bed. That means use the low maintenance bed for two visits and then switch over to a high intensity bed for two visits.

Other tips on tanning beds include using an accelerator and relaxation. First, if you have dry skin, you will find that obtaining and maintaining a tan is hard. Therefore, you can use an accelerator that will help boost and enhance. For this, you always want to use products designed specifically for indoor tanning and not outdoor tanning products as they are not the same. Additionally, use an accelerator that has a good moisturizer to keep the skin nourished. Now, you have to learn to relax and enjoy the tanning process. Remember that no one gets the "perfect" tan so do not stress about anything. Instead, use this time to relax and allow the mind to wander.

Other tips on using tanning beds involve diet and soap - yes, diet and soap. Interestingly, after your base tan has been established, you can actually keep it better by eating certain foods loaded with beta-carotene, which includes things such as carrots, radishes, tomatoes, citrus, celery, broccoli, parsley, and lettuce. The key is to balance the consumption in that too much can cause you to burn. Then, certain soaps such as Zest, Coast, Lever 2000, Irish Spring, and other deodorant and ivory type soaps will cause drying. When tanning, you should use moisturizing soaps instead such as Tone and Dove.

We have more tips on tanning beds such as eliminating chance of sunburn. No one wants to sunburn since it is uncomfortable and looks bad. Some areas of the body such as breasts, buttocks, stomach, etc, are often not tanned when wearing a swimsuit. While you can tan these areas, you will need to be gradual with the process so you avoid being burned. The other option is to wear the swimsuit you plan to use for the summer so only the exposed areas of the skin are tanned. The drawback with that is you get lines that might show with certain types of clothing.

Our final tanning bed tips include things to protect the eyes. ALWAYS wear goggles, even if you think you do not need them, goggles protect the eyes. Make sure the goggles fit perfectly as well. If you do not wear goggles, you are at significant risk of experiencing eye pain or injury. In fact, without goggles, you are setting yourself up for long-term damage. Additionally, never wear contact lenses of any kind during the tanning phase. Simply remove them to avoid damaging the eyes. As you can see, getting a successful tan is not impossible although it does require some strategy.


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