Stand up tanning beds can be your answer to the perfect vacation glow all year-round. Here are a few tanning bed tips for beginners interested in achieving a golden bronzed look. This guide is essential so everything will fall into place, and your tanning experience will be unforgettable in a good way. Remember, the objective is to start slow and build a natural-looking tan.
Stand Up Tanning Beds | A Guide to Your Summer Staple
1. Sign Up for an Appointment
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Are you a newbie to tanning salons? If yes, then make sure to do your research beforehand. Ask your friends if they have any local tanning salons they like to frequent. Check what the pros and cons of the salons are, and don’t forget to read online reviews. You never know, you may just be able to find a discount code to get you a few dollars off your first tanning visit.
It’s also best if you pay the tanning salon a visit before your appointment. This gives you a chance to see the equipment and the cleanliness of the tanning salon. Feel free to ask any questions you have before setting your appointment too.
2. Know What to Avoid
It’s important to steer clear of certain items before a tanning session because they might cause irritation to your skin and may produce negative side effects. Such examples are medication such as Advil and Motrin. These drugs have a tendency to increase photosynthetic reactions which can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. They’re an absolute no-no before a tanning salon appointment.
Be sure to remove makeup and deodorant before you tan as well. If possible, it’s also best to avoid using perfume before going into the stand-up tanning bed. These items may contain ingredients which can make your skin more sensitive and prone to burns.
3. Fill out the Information Sheet
Most tanning salons will ask you to fill out a survey form to customize your tanning session. This information will be used by the attendant as a guide, making sure you don’t burn your skin in the process.
4. Put on Eye Gear, Remove Clothing
Never step inside a tanning bed without a pair of tanning goggles. Most salons offer a pair for you to use, but you can also buy your own, especially if you’re planning to go to the tanning salon regularly. Tanning goggles are small enough to cover only the eye area of your face, so there’s no need to worry about any raccoon-like situations. The area around your eyes will still get tanned.
Some people prefer to tan with their swimsuits on. Others prefer a whole body tan, so they remove all items of clothing when they step into the stand-up tanning bed. The choice is, of course, yours.
5. Tie Your Hair up and Step on the Xs
Do you have long hair? Remember to tie your hair up in a bun. This will help ensure your back and shoulders are tanned along with the rest of your body during the session.
Place your feet on the marked Xs inside the stand-up tanning bed. Remember to spread your legs hip-width apart, so the light can hit the different sides evenly.
6. Begin the Tanning Process
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Once you’re ready, press the button inside the booth. This will start the tanning bed and its lights. They’ll stay on until the tanning time is up. By the way, attendants are usually the ones in charge of setting the time. So, you don’t have to worry about whether your tanning time is too long or too short.
Keep your initial tanning session at 4 minutes if you’re a newbie to the tanning world. You can slowly increase the time once your body gets used to the tanning process. Remember, it’s important not to go too overboard during the first time. Your body needs to adjust accordingly, so you won’t burn yourself in the process.
7. Raise Your Hands Up
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Most stand up tanning beds have bars to give you an even tanning experience. Hold on to them throughout the tanning process for the light to reach your underarm areas.
Can’t find the bars to hold onto? Don’t worry, simply raise your arms. One of the perks of stand up tanning beds is it’s easier to move freely in one. So find a comfortable position you like and hold it for a few minutes.
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Stand up tanning beds are a great way to get a tan without spending loads on a plane ticket to the nearest island vacation. They’re convenient, easy to schedule, and will give you amazing bronzed skin no matter the season. Try it out for yourself today! It might just be the beauty treatment you need.
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