Body Tanning Tips
Body Tanning Tips
Here are some body tanning tips for using the tanning beds to ensure a fast, fun and a beautiful body tan without affecting your health or damaging your skin.
Even though all tanning bed location services post warnings through out there facilities, few people ever take the time to seriously read these tanning bed warnings.
For instance most people don’t think that prescription drugs can affect their body tanning efforts and this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Make sure you discuss this issue with your doctor prior to doing any body tanning on yourself especially under these next few circumstances I am about to mention. If you are taking any antibiotics for any reason, you need to make sure you wait until you have finished any and all of your treatments before you start or go back to your tanning schedule. Taking daily medications for diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, or other type of medications can definately affect your body tanning results. The reasons for this is warning is a process called photosensitizing which will only result into you burning your body instead of tanning it.
Another instance you need to be aware of before body tanning is make sure you consult your doctor before using a tanning bed if you are pregnant. Even though using a tanning bed has not been linked to any deformities or any specific complications you should still get your doctors consent before you proceed with body tanning. Let it be known that there are known health risks to body tanning while your pregnant and you do not want to take the risk of harming your unborn child just so you can have a beautiful looking tan on your body.
There is a myth that people believe about tanning you need to be aware of. That myth is that the longer you tan your body the better your tanning results will be. This couldn’t be farther from the truth of the matter. Make sure you pay attention to what type of skin type you have and base that for the time limit of tanning your body. As common sense this should be obvious that if your skin burns easily in the sun, then your body will burn from longer tanning sessions as well. Even as little of a time as it may seem 15 minutes can leave your body sore and red.
The best way to start your body tanning sessions would be to start at or about 5 – 7 minutes while increasing your tanning sessions by a minute ever 2 – 3 days until reaching the maximum body tanning time limit that you would like in each individual tanning session. If you are getting red or sore by adding the extra 1 minute of time then you should back up to the time limit you used in your previous tanning session. If that is the case it may be the maximum amount of body tanning you can do in 1 session without burning or damaging your skin.
To ensure that you are getting the best deep down golden brown tan body that you are looking for make sure you use plenty of body moisturizer while tanning your body. It’s better to moisturize to much than not enough. The reason for this is cause when your skin gets dry your body has more dead skin cells. When this happens as you shower/bath the skins cells are washed away preventing the ultimate body tan you are seeking.
To get the best results out of your body tanning lotions apply them a couple of hours before you start your tanning sessions. I’ve seen to many people apply their lotions after they enter the tanning salons and this will not give you the optimal results you are looking for. By applying the lotions before your body tanning sessions this gives your body skin plenty of time to soak the lotions in resulting in the best tanning results.
Make sure you wear eye protection even if you are only tanning for a couple of minutes. Even a couple of minutes is enough time for eye damage to occur. I HIGHLY suggest if you are going to body tan on a regular basis that you invest in yourself and protect yourself by purchasing HIGH QUALITY eye protection. Once you damage your vision there is no turning back so don’t take chances when it comes to your eyes.
While there is nothing wrong with wanting your body tan to look deep and beautiful you want to make sure your not putting your eyes, skin, or health at risk. By following these body tanning tips you will ensure yourself you are looking good without causing future health problems. After all if we don’t have our health then what do we have left?