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Top tips on getting a safe indoor base tan

Achieving a nice looking base tan is essential when planning to undergo numerous tanning sessions. Here are some tips for you to follow in order to establish the base tan you need, without burning your skin.

  • First, you will have to be extremely careful if you are on prescription medications because this can interfere with your tanning process. For instance, if you are on antibiotics, blood pressure medications and skin problem medications, you should avoid indoor and even outdoor tanning. Just make sure that you are not taking any of the medications listed in the user's manual because such medications can affect your future results when it comes to tanning indoors. Also, when taking such medications, your skin will be more prone to getting burned.
  • Next, you will have to make sure that the tanning lotion you are using is a quality one. By using a quality indoor tanning lotion, you will help your skin absorb all the UV lights and improve the tanning process. For instance, you should look for tanning lotions that contain Tyrosine, a special ingredient that can boost your melanin production. Another thing you should know is that your skin is likely to dry out during each of your indoor tanning sessions. Once you use a quality tanning lotion, you will be able to avoid the fast exfoliation of your skin. So, if you want a longer lasting and darker tan, you should use a quality indoor tanning lotion. Apply this lotion prior to every tanning session in order to get the best results out of your tanning bed.
  • You will have to start out in a conservative manner in order to avoid burning your skin.  Start out with shorter tanning sessions and work up your future and longer tanning sessions. Go once every 26-28 hours in order to get the necessary base tan. Once you got the base tan, you will not have to tan as often. Remember to wear eyes goggles all the time in order to avoid major eye problems. Indoor tanning doesn't usually require you to wear a bathing suit. However, you should use a towel in order to cover your sensitive areas and gradually remove the towel now and then in order not to burn these areas. The towel will act as a sort of filter that will not block the UV rays from touching those areas.
  • In order to avoid getting unwanted pressure tanning lines or creases, you should try and move each of your limbs into various positions during every tanning session. For instance, you should begin by laying down with both your arms extended above the head and your legs apart.  Next, you should continue by bringing your arms away from your body but right next to your sides and re-positioning the legs by slightly raising each knee.
  • Another thing for you to remember is to avoid wearing deodorant, make-up and perfume prior to your tanning session. Some of the ingredients found in these things can actually make your skin even more sensitive and prone to having a quite bad reaction when exposed to UV rays.