For both the pros and highly experienced, indoor or self tanning requires a fair amount of preparation.Before tanning, choose the most appropriate tanning solution. Whether it is a state of the art tanning bed or spray tan solutions, the skin has to be in the best shape before the tanning. If the skin is prepared, the tan will be darker and will likely last longer. The skin preparation should involve some exfoliation a few days before date of the tan. Use a gentle cleansing cream and wash away the dead cells. The new and healthier cells exposed to the surface will then be ready to easily absorb ultra violet rays. Preparation should also involve some moisturization, which keeps the skin healthy and holds the tan longer. Before hitting the tanning bed or using spray tan, avoid wearing make-up. Before tanning, avoid photo sensitizers. These are the types of deodorant and perfumes that cause a reaction on the skin that makes it more sensitive to sunlight. This is especially important when using a tanning bed. The reactions when they are worn can be serious depending on the individual. When taking medication, consult the doctor before going for tanning. The effect of some medication, like those taken to control blood pressure can be significantly weakened by exposure to UV light.This is especially important when the tanning solution chosen is the tanning bed. If unsure, ask a tanning expert of physician for their opinion. List all medication to avoid complications later.
During the tanning, before getting into the tanning booth, or going out to buy spray tan supplies,make sure the tanning solution chosen is tailored to fit one’s tanning goals. In indoor tanning,many love to do it in the nude in a bid to get rid of tanning lines. If tanning in the nude is the chosen alternative, especially in a tanning booth or bed, one should remember that not all body the body are always exposed to the sun. Make sure the sensitive parts of the body are protected from overexposure. Wear a little sunscreen or cover the sensitive parts with some clothing as the tanning process goes on.
The eyes and lips should also be protected. In fact, whatever the tanning solution chosen,protection of the eyes is legally required. The eyelid skin is permeable and extremely thin. The eyelid skin offers little protection to the eyes in a tanning booth or bed. In a tanning booth, one can have the option of different types of goggles. Moisturizing drops can also come in handy to prevent dryness of the eyes, before and after the tanning session.
In some cases, depending on the sensitivity of the lips, they might also require protection. Lips cannot produce melanin, which is the skin’s natural protector against sunlight. This makes them naturally vulnerable to tanning naturally or in a tanning booth. Protect the lips with some lip balm that prevents drying up and burning by blocking UV light. The nature and duration of the tan depends on the amount of preparation involved.