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3 Ways To Make Your Tan More Successful At A Salon

If you want to get tan fast, visiting a tanning salon is an option you can consider. If you want a more permanent tan that you don't have to keep up all summer, using a tanning bed (where UV rays darken your skin over a few individual sessions) can give you great results. Here are 3 ways to make your tan more successful at a salon so you can have an even, glowing tan over time. 

Use accelerator lotions

Tanning salons often carry tanning lotions to help progress your tan. These lotions contain tanning accelerators and skin moisturizers, such as hemp oil, cocoa butter, Vitamin E oil, and other elements, to make your skin tan evenly and quickly. Investing in these tanning lotions can help you get more tan quickly and limit the time you expose yourself to the UV lights within the tanning booth.

Exfoliate beforehand

Rough skin on your knees, elbows, ankles, and other areas of your body will tan differently than your naturally softer skin. Exfoliate thoroughly in the shower prior to tanning at a salon, shaving your legs and other areas and using a loofah to remove dead or dry skin from your body. You can also exfoliate your skin using old coffee grounds, sugar, or salt mixed with body wash. After exfoliating, use the accelerator lotion from the salon to moisturize your skin so it's ready to bake beautifully.

Limit your UV exposure

You may think that tanning for several minutes on-end will result in the best tan, but the opposite is true. The longer you sit in a tanning bed, the more orange and unnatural your skin becomes, which can lead to premature aging or burns. Always start out tanning at the lowest time limit, which is usually around 5 minutes at a time, once a day until your body has gotten used to the action. Never tan for more than 20 minutes or more than once a day. If you have fair skin, you will need to be extra cautious of your exposure while in the tanning bed. If you are pregnant, don't use a tanning bed.

When it comes to getting the perfect tan, you never want to rush things. Always start out slow with your tanning sessions, increasing your time limits gradually. Wear accelerating lotion that also moisturizes your skin, and keep dead skin at bay. This way, you can get a beautiful tan that lasts every time you visit the salon.