It’s time again for Tanning 101, where we provide tanners of all experience levels with helpful tips and friendly reminders for making your tanning experience the best it can be!
Watch Out for Photosensitivity! Certain medications, cosmetics and topical skin treatments may cause your skin to become photosensitive, which means it is not as tolerant to UV exposure. If you’re not careful, photosensitive skin can burn! Most medications will have a warning sticker alerting you that they may make you burn easier. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to see if anything you are currently taking or using could make your skin photosensitive.
Time Your Tanning. Not all tans are made the same! Depending on what level of tan you want to achieve, your skin type and how you tan, you may need more or less time under the lamp. Your tanning consultant can help you find the perfect tanning time for you. And when in doubt, always err on the lower time. Moderation is key with everything!
Take Your Time. The tanning process doesn’t stop once you leave the tanning bed—it takes up to 24 hours for your skin to process your tanning session! That’s why it’s important to space out your tanning sessions. Tanning no more than once per 24 hours allows your body plenty of time to finish the tanning process, and for your skin to recover moisture and lost nutrients that are used up while your tan is developing. Slow and steady means a great overall tan! The FDA and Sun Tan City recommend that you do not tan more than 3 times per week.
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