Whether you have tanned all your life, or considering a first-time trip to the tanning salon, there are some tips that can never be mentioned too many times. Using the proper tools and techniques to tan indoors is the best way to protect yourself and achieve the glow you desire. Continue reading to learn the top 2 indoor tanning tips that you simple cannot, and should not, ever ignore!
❶ Prepare Your Skin
Your routine of indoor tanning starts long before you get to the salon. Before you go in for a tan, whether in the bed or a spray session, it is important to prepare your skin. First, be sure your skin is clean and dry. Then, use a quality, light-weight moisturizer on your entire body. From head to toe, be sure your skin is nourished and relaxed. Furthermore, do not go in for a wax or pluck the same day as your tan.
❷ Wear Eye Protection
As you enter your tanning room, be sure you are equipped with your tanning bed eye goggles or stickers. Eye protection is one of the most important parts of indoor tanning. Your eyes are your best defense against the entire world, so you must protect them at all costs. See our blog, “The Importance of Tanning Bed Eye Protection” to learn why. Choose anything, even a towel, if you forget your eye protection at your next trip to the tanning bed salon.
❸ Choose the Right Level
Another important tip, or habit, you should always incorporate into your indoor tanning routine is modesty. Do not choose a level that is too strong for your skin tone, nor a product that will not react well with your skin type. Furthermore, be sure to tan in moderation; you do not want to look overdone, nor put that much stress on your skin. Talk to your tanning bed consultant for advice on the best level and lotion for your tanning goals.
❹ Moisturize Your Skin
Many people make the mistake of assuming that their job is done once they get out of the tanning salon, but a very important step still remains: moisturizing. If you fail to moisturize your skin sufficiently, your tan will not last, nor will it look its best. Be sure to moisturize your body as soon as you get out of the shower; and continue to moisturize every day until your next tanning session. Also, moisturized tans look more natural and peel less.
Where to Tan in Indy
Call Broad Ripple Tans at 317-257-8262 for high-quality affordable indoor tanning and air brush spray tanning services. Our neighborhood Indianapolis tanning salon is conveniently located right near Broad Ripple Village, and our tanning consultants are standing by to customize the perfect tanning course for you! Call 317-257-8262 to request a free estimate or information, today.