Tanning bed questions and answers

It’s important that you get all of your questions answered and concerns addressed before you start tanning indoors. This is because it is a terrific experience and you want to maximize the pleasure and benefits of it by easing any concerns that you may have or thought of. You’ll want to speak with a professional at your chosen tanning salon for more details, but here are the answers to a number of frequently asked questions about indoor tanning and the safety thereof:

Is indoor tanning safe?

Yes, if you do it properly. This is one of the most commonly asked questions about tanning because people are aware that there are risks associated with exposure to UV rays from indoor tanning that might cause skin cancer. If you follow proper tanning procedures and use the right tanning lotions and other products, indoor tanning should be at least as safe as outdoor tanning if not safer.

What are the benefits of indoor tanning?

In comparison with outdoor tanning, indoor tanning takes less time and gives you a more even tan. Some people also say that indoor tanning is safer, especially if you’re using the right tanning lotions and other products. It is also important to tan in shorter rather than longer periods of time, don’t rush it.

Do I need to use indoor tanning lotion?

Yes. Although it won’t be required by your tanning salon, you will want to use indoor tanning lotion. It moisturizes your skin, protects it from the rays and helps to give you an even tan more quickly. Make sure to choose the right tanning lotion for your desired results and try and keep away from oils as it’s generally a mess to use and clean.

How often should I go to the salon?

This depends on how quickly you want to get a tan. You need to wait 1-2 days between sessions so you’ll go no more than 4 times per week. Many people go 3-4 times per week until they get the desired look and then go 1-2 times per week to maintain that tan.

How long does a tanning session last?

Most people tan for 20-30 minutes during each session. However, this depends on a number of factors so you should work with someone at the salon to determine the right length of time for you and your type of skin.

What should I wear for tanning?

Since you are going to be in the room alone, you can wear as much or as little clothing as you’d like to get the tan that you desire. Many people wear nothing at all to get a full body tan. Others wear swimsuits since they just want the tan where those on the beach will see them. You will wear eye goggles during the session to protect your eyes from the rays witch is very important.

Will I be comfortable at a tanning salon?

Most people find that they are a little bit nervous when they first go to a tanning salon because they don’t know what to expect or what to do. This anxiety quickly goes away when they see how comfortable indoor tanning is. Most people who tan relate the experience to going to a spa where for a half an hour you will have peace and quiet to yourself in the tanning bed. Staff will be on hand to greet you and make the experience more pleasant. Most people find that they are not only comfortable with indoor tanning but that it’s an indulgent experience which they can look forward to every week.

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