How to Use Self Tanner to Contour

Contouring is not only an effective method for shaping and accentuating our best facial features, it’s recently gained widespread popularity for necks, collarbones, bust lines, and more. But why spend countless hours re-applying your contour, and wasting hundreds of dollars on replacement bronzers, when there is a better way? There is a long hidden secret used by celebrities to achieve a semi-permanent, lustrous contour, and it has always been around. That secret is self-tanner! Continue reading to learn how you can contour your arms, abs, legs, and buttocks with a self-tanner of your choice.

Contouring With Self Tanner

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Before you start contouring with self-tanners, practice with bronzer to gauge where and how much you want to contour. Do not be afraid of the semi-permanency of self-tanning products. As long as you only apply a little bit at a time, in thin layers, you should not have a problem attaining the desired affect you’re after. And if you do contour incorrectly, a thin layer of self-tanner will fade in a few days after a few showers. With practice, you can get very precise and artistic with your contouring, and feel confident increasing your contouring capacity. You will be able to sculpt your arms, stomach, legs, and rear without months of intense exercise and dieting! All you need is a medium-sized makeup brush or cotton ball, and some quality self-tanning lotion.

Here’s a guide for getting started:

Contouring Arms

To find the proper area to contour on your arms, start by facing a mirror and pointing your index finger straight down to the floor. This will emphasis your tri-cep muscles on the back of your arms. This is where you can make your arms looked more toned with self-tanner! Using a medium-sized make-up brush, apply your self-tanner in thin layers to the crease directly under your tri-cep bulge. Next, look in the mirror again and flex your biceps (raise elbows and clinch fists). Trace under the area of muscle that dips in the middle of your bicep (half-moon shape), with thin layers of self-tanner. Do this for both arms to make them appear taught and toned.

Contouring Abs

Contouring abs is a bit more complicated since you don’t want to use lines that are too thick or too thin. Find the right width by starting small, and adding on as you go. Start by dipping your makeup brush in your self-tanner, and then trace the line from the middle of your cleavage down to your belly button. Next, draw 2 half ovals on each side of your belly button, starting at the rib cage and ending at your hip bones. Repeat this step a few times, while slightly overlapping the lines each time, to achieve an hourglass appearance.

Contouring Buttocks

Use the same techniques mentioned above, but instead, trace half-ovals directly on the lower, outer portion of your cheeks. Keep the middle and upper areas of your derriere light to achieve the illusion of a tighter rear end. But be sure not to cover too much of your buttocks by making the half ovals too thick. You only need a slight contour to get the desired illusion in this area.

Contouring Legs

Using your makeup brush, trace along the INNER sides of your legs where the muscle naturally occurs. Simply stand up straight, and then lift your leg in front of you. You will see your leg’s natural inner muscle line along the insides. Within these natural lines, apply a thin layer of self-tanner to make your legs appear more toned. Be sure to stay within the natural muscle lines. Next, point your leg downward and flex to reveal the front muscle called your quadriceps. Trace along the sides of your natural quad lines, starting from the bottom of your derriere and ending right above knee. But wait, you’re not done! Look to your lower legs and trace the outside of your calf muscle, starting just below your ankles and ending right below the knee cap.

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Have Some Fun With Your Tan Lines!

Give yourself a fun sun tattoo before summer ends!

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If you have been to an indoor tanning salon before, you have seen the fun little stickers and decals they sell for tanners that want a unique tan tattoo. But did you know you can customize your own sun tan tattoo by using hand-made designs, strategically-placed garments, cut-out stencils, and even Elmer’s® glue? Yes, we said glue! Of course you can also use a viscous lotion or cream too, but the traditional glue bottles have a narrow nozzle that helps with precision and intricate designs. Continue reading to learn some fun and interesting ideas for sun tan tattoos, and where to go for a great indoor tanning experience all year long!

Draw Your Own Design

Using standard school glue will give you range in designing and constructing intricate or unique shapes and images onto your skin. If you choose to draw your own sun tan tattoo with glue, it works best on the front side of your body, or in a place that is easily reachable. If you want something on your back, then you might have better luck with a self-cut stencil or decal. You can purchase large sticker sheets for under a dollar at any local fabrics or craft store. Or you can even cut and mesh multiple stickers together to get the shape you are looking for. After all, it’s just the outline that counts!

Cut-Out Swim Suits

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If you are not in to drawing or sticking something on your skin, you can surf the web for thousands of modern bikinis and swimwear that comes with pre-cut designs that are stitched into the bathing suit, and in all the right spots. There are hipster bottoms with cut-outs of turtles, dolphins, and more in the hip, and even bikini bottoms with cute little cut-outs in the rear! These are inexpensive and add just the right amount of flare and individuality you are looking for in a sun tattoo.

Metallic or Temporary Tattoos

You can purchase and apply pre-made metallic tattoos at an affordable price, which are very popular and widely-available right now. Not only will look great while you wear them, they will leave behind a long-lasting and fun sun tattoo in their place!

Fun Sun Tattoo Ideas:

• Place a life-size decal in the shape of a gun on your back, halfway in your swim bottoms.
• Draw sun rays around your belly button.
• Write out a favorite phrase or word of inspiration in cursive.
• Wear lace undies and tan in private for an intricate, lacy design.
• Wear a thin bralette in the tanning bed for a permanent rib cage bra line.
• Use metallic henna tattoos on your hands and feet.
• Decal an entire arm or leg for a sun tattoo sleeve.

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Deciding Between Stand-Up and Lay-Down Tanning Beds

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When you visit your neighborhood tanning salon, you are given a wide selection of options for tanning. You can choose the sunless route and opt for an airbrushed spray tan, or you can choose between a stand-up or lay-down tanning bed. For many people, beds are the preferred choice since they have been around for so long, but with the new innovative tanning bed technologies available today, many salons are adding stand-up versions as well.

With this new tanning option, many people are interested but confused about the difference between standup and laydown tanning booths. If you are one of these people, continue reading and decide for yourself which bed meets your tanning preferences.

Tanning Booth Preferences

Overall, both versions of tanning beds are very effective and comfortable, making the choice entirely up to personal preference. In all cases, it is important to discuss your tanning goals with your salon’s tanning consultant to ensure you always tan safely. Here are the major differences and similarities between stand-up tanning beds and lay-down tanning beds:

Lay-Down Booths

Lay-down tanning booths are very popular because they are known for relaxation. You can simply lay, rest, and tan in a matter of minutes. But because you are laying on glass, pressure points are created between the skin and the bed, which prevents the UV-rays from fully soaking into the skin. This can cause tanning creases and lighter areas under the arms, on the shoulder blades, above and below the buttocks, and more. To avoid this in a laydown bed, you need to adjust your position periodically, which is easier in a stand up booth.

Stand-Up Tanning Beds

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Stand-up booths offer more space, which allows tanners to move around easier. Inside the booth, you can raise your arms, lower your arms, bend your legs, lean, turn your head, and so forth. The bulbs are often stronger, delivering a faster tan. But because of the intensity of the bulbs, time limits for stand-up beds are generally lower than laydown versions. This makes it a great choice for those who are uncomfortable staying in a tanning bed for too long. The lamps used on the inside of standup beds are made with specialized reflectors that help spread the light completely around the chamber. This of course also helps to tan more evenly, preventing those tell-tale tanning bed creases and missed areas, like on the shoulder blades, under the arms, on the lower back, and under the buttocks.

Many people also like standup beds because they feel better about not having to touch the glass for hygiene purposes (even though there is never a need for concern since tanning salon staff keeps beds perfectly sanitized at all times!). The downsides to standup beds mostly have to do with comfort. Some people find it tiresome to stand the whole time, and prefer to lay down and relax. Also, standup beds require the use of eye goggles with nose adhesive so they stay on your face while you tan. It can sometimes be obnoxious keeping them in place when you are standing up.

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Top-Secret Tanning Tips for Beautiful Long-Lasting Color

In order to achieve amazing color that will stand the test of time, you have to know a few insider secrets for tanning. These tips and tricks will not only save you time and money, they will have your skin looking healthy and radiant all year long! Continue reading to review some important, top-secrete tips that will guarantee a lustrous, bronze tan that will last and last!

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Pair Bronzers with Prep Lotions

Bronzing lotions are fantastic for delivering an instant and delayed tanning boost. But the insider secret about bronzers is that they are not always enough. You may need to add extra steps to your tanning routine in order to get the long-lasting results you desire. For instance, expert tanners pair their bronzer with a “prep” lotion. They work similar to your foundation primer or nail polish base coat. Prep lotions support overall better tanning results. Not only do they boost your bronzers development, they balance and correct your color, nourish the skin with essential vitamins, and extend the life of your color.

Recommended Prep Lotion: Designer Skin Color Perfecting Primer – 8 oz. – $25

Exfoliate Weekly

The top secrete key to a flawless tan is routine exfoliation. This process removes dehydrated skin cells, dead skin, and lotion buildup. It is best to exfoliate once a week to keep your tan bright and seamless, and to get the best results from your tanning lotion.

Recommended Exfoliating Scrub: Norvell Prime Pre-Sunless Tanning Body Buff Kit – $5

Use Tan Extenders

Many tanners think they can just slap on some lotion and hit the beds, or get a quick spray and be on their way. But expert tanning results require post-tanning work. Tan extenders are the best kept secret in the insider world of expert tanning, and are now widely available at any local tanning salon or convenient store. They don’t just extend your color, they make it look better!

Recommended Tan Extender: Swedish Beauty Endless Moisturizer Tan Extender – 8.5 oz. – $40

Change it Up

Don’t stick with the same tanning routine. To keep your skin guessing, and susceptible to great color, change things up every now and again! Switch between different bronzers, lotions, beds, tanning styles, and more. This is a great well-kept secret in the tanning industry! Consult your local tanning salon for professional advice and recommendations for your unique skin tone and tanning goals.

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The Effects of Tanning on Prescription Medications

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Medicine is a predominant part of human sustainability and health. Without medication, we are vulnerable to disease, pain, suffering, and more. But medicine can come with possible side effects, so it is important to take your prescription medications seriously in order to maintain your health, as well as, protect yourself from potential dangers. Be sure to ask your doctor about activities, foods, and other factors that may influence your meds to cause any unpleasant or dangerous side effects.

One such activity that can cause you to have adverse effects while on prescription medication is tanning. Tanning is a prevalent part of today’s society, and provides several mental and physical benefits. But tanning while taking certain prescription drugs can be unsafe, and can potentially cause frustrating health issues. Continue reading to learn some helpful information about tanning and prescription medications.

Photosensitivity

One of the most common side effects of tanning on prescription drugs is photosensitivity, or a heightened sensitivity to UVA and UVB rays. Both the sun and tanning beds provide these types of UV-light. Photosensitivity is manifested in one of two ways, either phototoxic reactions or photo-allergic reactions. Evidence of a phototoxic reaction will generally occur right away, or within 24 hours after tanning. It will feel and appear much like a sunburn, and eventually diminish once the medication is no longer being used.

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In contrast, a photo-allergic reaction is a bit more serious and complex. When taking a prescription medication, your body recognizes the medicine and uses it appositely. But some medications will change structure when exposed to UVA or UVB light, causing your body to treat it as an “intruder” since it cannot recognize it as it did before. As a result, your skin will begin to develop eczema-like patches and blistering that can last beyond the discontinuation of the medicine. A photo-allergic reaction can show up anywhere from
1 to 3 days after UV-light exposure.

The best defense against suffering from phototoxic and photo-allergic reactions is to wait until your medication is complete before tanning. But if you are on a medication that you require for long-term purposes, consider using sunless tanning products to achieve a safe, bronze glow.

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How to Make a Spray Tan Last Longer

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Spray tans are a fabulous and enjoyable way to get that summer glow all year round, and without harmful UV-ray exposure. But for some, spray tans are short-lived. This is because it takes some genuine before-and-after care to ensure you get long-lasting color from your spray tan. If you are a lover of spray tanning, then it is in your best interest to learn how to make them last longer! Continue reading for helpful tips to extend the life of your sunless color.

Before Spray Tanning

The process to achieving a long-lasting faux tan starts before your spray tanning appointment. Skin care is vital to the outcome of your spray tan. Routine cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing are key elements to beautiful healthy skin. If your skin is not healthy, it will not respond well to spray tanning. Improper or negligent skin care will result in streaky, uneven color that quickly fades. Aside from everyday skin care, it is important to do a few things before your spray tan session to help promote lasting color. Here are some tips to go by:

• Exfoliate your skin every day for three days prior to your appointment.

• Get all waxing appointments in at least 24 hours before your appointment. This will prevent an unappealing dark pore look.

• Shower 8 hours before your appointment, and not RIGHT before it. The skin needs to settle and get its natural pH balance restored for a spray tan to do its best on your skin.

• Do not use heavy body lotions on the day of your spray tan.

• Wear loose fitting clothing (the least fabric-to-skin contact clothing possible) and shoes to prevent post-tanning lines and streaking. Perfect ensemble: Loose t-shirt dress and flip-flops.

• Do not wear deodorant or foundation. It will cause white spots and uneven color.

After Spray Tanning

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Once you have completed your spray tan appointment, there are important steps to take afterwards to ensure you get the best results possible, and that last. Small mistakes can mean the difference between a flawless color scheme and a streaky, splotchy look. Use these tips to get the best results from your spray tanning session:

• Wear the paper panties provided by the salon for at least 3-4 hours. Regular panties will give you lines.

• Ask the tanning technician to give you DETAILED instructions for post-spray tanning. Every spray tan is different depending on the preferences of the client and their skin type. One type of tan may call for an immediate shower, whereas another might wash away that soon.

• Be sure to shower properly. Avoid steamy hot showers and use lukewarm water instead. And do not use body washes or gels that leave a residue on your skin, like the ones that “deeply moisturize” or provide aroma therapy. Use basic, natural products. (i.e. Method Pure Naked Body Wash®, 18 oz. – $6)

• Moisturize properly. Moisturizing is one of the key elements to maintaining and extending your spray tan, but the wrong moisturizer will do more harm than good. Avoid oil-based lotions, as these will cause your color to slip right off. Instead, opt for basic, unscented oil-free lotion. (i.e. Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion®, 16 oz. – $12)

• Use backup tanning products for your face and hands. This is because these are the areas that tend to fade first due to excessive washing. Invest is a high-quality self-tanning product for the face, and use it likewise on your hands. Face tanners are lighter in color, so you can still achieve an even look when using them on your hands too. Just wipe away nails, palms, and cuticles to avoid discoloration.

• Steer clear of excessive sweating for 5 to 10 days. This includes exercise, sun bathing, and anything else that makes you sweat. For those who cannot avoid gym time (understandably), there are products you can use to help reduce the effects of sweat on your spray tan. (i.e. St. Tropez Gradual In-Shower Tanning Lotion®, 6 oz. – $25)

• Exfoliate every few days with a gentle exfoliating product. This will ensure the tan fades evenly and doesn’t build up in certain areas. Opt for a gentle formula, steering clear of oatmeal and salt scrubs.

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Learn the Facts about Tanning While Pregnant

If you are an expecting mother, or plan to be, you might be researching all about protecting yourself while you’re carrying your baby. One common pregnancy concern, and misconception, has to do with tanning. Moms want to know if sun tanning, whether natural or sunless, is harmful to their unborn child. This is an understandable inquiry, and a common one among moms-to-be. After all, a mother can never be too sure. So if you are a lover of sun and also expecting, continue reading to brush up on the real facts surrounding pregnancy and tanning.

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Pregnancy and Sun Tanning

Here’s the facts: tanning while pregnant is just as safe as being out in the natural sun. Ultraviolet light, the source that makes our skin tan, is not strong enough to reach inside a mother’s womb. This is true for tanning beds, tanning booths, and natural sun bathing.

Normally, there is no serious or immediate risk to an unborn fetus in terms of UV tanning, however, there are rare exceptions depending on manufacturer malfunctions, medical conditions, excessive tanning, medication use, and more. In most cases, the only outcome from tanning while pregnant is a tan mommy-to-be!

Tips for Tanning Pregnant

When you are pregnant, there are some tips that might make tanning easier and safer for you. All women are different, and show and grow at different rates. So depending on fast your tummy grows, you may or may not be able to tan in your regular bed. In early trimesters of pregnancy, a mother can still tan comfortably and safely in a lay-down bed. But once a mommy’s well beyond the second trimester, a lay down tanning bed is not the best option. This is because laying down in a tanning bed tends to raise body heat and restrict blood flow. Instead, expectant mothers should use stand-up tanning booths. This will provide more comfort, mobility, and safety.

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What is Sunburn?

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Virtually every person in the United States has either experienced, or knows someone that has experienced, a sunburn before. A sunburn is not the same as burning your finger on a flame or hot oven. Burning yourself in this manner results in a thermal burn, or a burn caused by heat. And although the sun does give off a substantial amount of heat, a sunburn is not a result of heat, but rather, ultraviolet-B radiation. Continue reading to learn more about sunburns, what causes them, and how to protect
your skin from such damage in the future.

Sunburns

When a person exposes their bare skin to UV radiation, their body’s natural limit to such exposure will be evident in the time it takes for their skin to burn. Once a person’s UV radiation exposure exceeds the skin’s ability to protect itself, it will burn. The degree to which it burns depends on how long the skin is over-exposed. If over-exposed for too long, a person can experience severe sun-poisoning.

When skin burns from sun or ultraviolet-B radiation exposure, it will begin to change in color, texture, and more. The common signs of a sunburn include redness, inflammation, tough or leathery-feeling skin, blisters, peeling, aches, pains, and increased body temperature. These symptoms are a result of the body attempting to repair itself by increasing the blood flow to the capillary bed of the second outermost layer of the body, called the dermis. Inflammatory immune cells are also sent to this area, causing the sensation of pain; the body’s defensive approach to make a person stop whatever it is that’s causing harm. And peeling skin is simply caused by dead or damaged skin cells.

Sun and Skin Protection

Depending on the severity, a person might experience a few or more of these symptoms for a certain length of time. For minor burns, a person may experience discomfort and slight redness of the skin for up to a week, whereas more serious sunburns can take weeks or months to heal with proper care. Sunburns should be treated with aloe gels, skin healing creams, Ibuprofen, and drinking a lot of fresh water.

The use of sun protection creams and sprays are vital products to protect skin from UV exposure. Sunscreen is very affordable and can be purchased at almost any local or convenient store, including grocery stores, drug stores, and more. The most effective method for protecting your skin from UV-radiation damage is to use sunscreen and avoid over-exposure altogether.

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How Does Our Skin Tan?

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Your body’s natural ability to change color and tan is nothing more than a biological defense mechanism to protect your skin against the sunlight’s (or tanning lamps) ultraviolet radiation. When our skin darkens from sun exposure, it’s attempting to reduce the amount of UV penetration into our skin cells. This helps prevent sun burn, skin cancer, RNA damage, DNA damage, and more.

Although our skin has this built-in defense system against UV radiation, it is strongly encouraged to use tanning products, moisturizers, and skin care treatments after tanning to further protect your skin against ultraviolet damage. Continue reading to learn the process in which skin tans, and what makes our bodies lose our tan after some time.

Melanocytes and Melanin

Your body goes through a process called melanogenesis to darken the skin. During melanogenesis, cells called melanocytes produce a pigment called melanin, which makes the skin change color under UV exposure. These specialized cells make two different kinds of melanin: pheomelanin and eumelanin. Pheomelanin renders the skin red, such as a sun burn, whereas eumelanin renders the skin a dark brown color. These pigments protect your skin by absorbing UV solar radiation upon exposure. It is also the body’s means to repair any skin damage that has already taken place. The darker you get, the more your body is trying to repair and protect your skin.

Fading Tans

Melanogenesis is not a process that shows immediate results. Generally, the skin will turn pink or red during initial exposure, and then change to a darker tan or brown color several hours later. The more sun exposure, the more melanin your body will continue to produce in order to repair and protect your skin. This is why we often look darker one or two days after enjoying the sun (or tanning bed). But once sun exposure begins to die down, your growing skin cells push the darkened skin upward, and your tan begins to fade as dead skin is exfoliated more and more.

Safe Tanning

It is important to learn the proper tanning course for your skin type before hitting the sun too hard. There are several tanning lotions, moisturizers, and skin care products that not only enhance and extend your tan, but also enrich and protect your skin year-round. Talk to your local tanning consultant for customized tanning advice for your unique skin tone and type.

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Tanning Bed Basics for Beginner Tanners

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Tanning beds are a wonderful alternative to outdoor sun-tanning. However, there are a few things you should know before stepping into one for the first time. Indoor tanning is much different than tanning in the sun, but it has several advantages; the best of which being that it provides a real tan almost instantly. But in order to benefit from all that indoor tanning has to offer, you must know how to tan safely and care for your skin effectively.

Continue reading to learn some basic indoor tanning information, as well as, a few tips you will need to protect yourself and get the most out of your experience.

Tanning Safety

The first aspect to remember when it comes to indoor tanning is safety. Not only must you use proper accessories to better protect your body from over-exposure, you must also choose a responsible agenda that matches your skin tone and type. Tanning salons will provide most safety accessories at a very low cost, or sometimes free upon request. These include eye goggles and eye stickers. The eye goggles used for indoor tanning are very small, and designed to cover only the lower eye lid. This protects your eyes while preventing an obvious tan line. The stickers are used for the exact same purpose, but rather than a pair of goggles, they are small reflective stickers that safely cover your eyes while tanning. These accessories, if not free, are extremely cheap; generally between 25 cents and a dollar. You can also purchase your own to re-use at a relatively low price.

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Another aspect of tanning safely involves your skin tone and type. Keep in mind, if you do not tan in the natural sun, you will likely not tan from a bed either. If you have sensitive, fair skin, you will need a gentle and slow tanning course; whereas, if your skin tends to tan well, you can probably move up the tanning bed scale a bit faster. Along with a proper tanning course, you will need to protect your skin before and after tanning. This means using sun screen all over your body beforehand, and then applying a quality post-tanning moisturizer on a routine basis.

You will do well to know that there are several types of tanning products available to assist and protect your skin through the tanning process. Be sure to have a tanning consultant asses your skin type in order for them to recommend the safest and most effective course of tanning for you. All of these tips and more will better prepare you for fun, relaxing, and effective tanning!

Broad Ripple Tans

Broad Ripple Tans 317-257-8262

Broad Ripple Tans 317-257-8262

Call Broad Ripple Tans at 317-257-8262 for information about indoor tanning in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are a local Broad Ripple tanning salon that offers a wide range of tanning products and services, including custom airbrush spray tans, a wide selection of tanning beds, tanning accessories, tanning lotions, skin care products, and more! We maintain the lowest and most competitive prices for Broad Ripple tanning in town, as well as, tanning coupons and discounts! Call 317-257-8262 to learn more about our affordable luxury tanning salon in Broad Ripple, IN today!

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