Tips and Tricks: During Sun Tanning
Once you walk into your private tanning room at Sun Tan City, there are a few things to keep in mind to help you strengthen your tanning results:
- Decide If You're Going Nude - When you enter your private tanning room at Sun Tan City, the first decision you'll be faced with is whether or not to remove all of your clothes. This decision is entirely up to you. To avoid tan lines, many of our clients decide to tan in the nude. If you go this route, remember that some areas of your body haven't seen the sun in a long time, if ever. These areas will be more likely to redden if you're not careful. You may only want to reveal these sensitive areas directly to the lamps for part of your session, while laying a towel under or over them for the rest of the session. Even with the towel or clothing between the lamps and your skin, some UV exposure will occur, which will build up the tolerance for your next visit.
- Apply Your Lotion - Sun tanning accelerator lotions work best when they are applied right before your tanning sessions. After removing your clothes, applying lotion should be your next step. However, do not use regular sunscreen or outdoor sun tanning lotion! It can adversely affect your tan and can also damage our tanning equipment. Talk to a Tanning Consultant to decide which indoor lotion will give you the biggest boost toward reaching your tanning goals.
- Wear Goggles - State and federal law require that you wear proper protective eyewear when tanning because your eyelids are too thin to block out UV rays entirely. We sell both regular and temporary goggles at each of our tanning salon locations.
- No Need to Flip! - Many tanners new to indoor sun tanning may think they need to flip over onto their stomachs during their sessions, as they would when tanning in the sun. However, our beds are designed to tan you evenly from all angles without requiring you to flip.
Some experienced tanners find it beneficial to move their arms from their sides to over their heads to expose that underarm area. If you are concerned about getting an even tan, we recommend the Fastest tanning bed, which is equipped with a high-pressure facial tanner, shoulder tanners, and full-body 160-watt reflector lamps that give you the most even tan possible.