We’re all impatient to get our tans as dark as we want them to be. From the first tanning session we want to see results and feel like we are getting closer to our goal. However, like most things in life, tanning is a process and cannot be built over night.
There are ways to speed up the process, but there are right ways and there are wrong ways. In this article we’ll cover some easy tips and tricks that will help you tan faster and save money in the process! We’ll cover information on sun tanning beds and lotions starting next week.
- Drinking lots of water and keeping your body well hydrated will in turn make your skin more hydrated and will extend the life of your tan. It is highly recommended to drink a lot of water before each tanning session. In addition to using good quality lotions, this will help you get the most out of each tanning session.
- Apply your tanning lotion right before you start tanning. This ensures that your skin is recently moisturized and will stay that way throughout the tanning session. Once you are done tanning, again make sure you apply your after-tan lotion, to rehydrate your skin. Making this a habit will make sure that your skin is always moisturized and will give you a deeper, darker and longer lasting tan.
- A good work out prior to a tanning session can significantly increase the effects of tanning. This is because the increased blood circulation will bring more oxygen to the epidermis and excite the pigment cells, allowing them to absorb more of the UV rays. It’s the same effect that the Tanning Tingles have, except this can be done naturally with just a bit of sweat in the gym beforehand.
- You do not need to burn before you tan. This is a common misconception that’s come about as a result of people not understanding that it takes time to build up a good base tan. If you are as pale as you’ve ever been you will likely need lots of tanning sessions before you can increase your exposure to the sunlight and switch to more effectful lotions. Many people want to skip this initial upphill battle when they first start to tan, so they get impatient and end up burning themselves. Getting sunburned is where the real health risks are when it comes to tanning, so using this approach is not recommended. Just stick with the slower but ultimately more time and money efficient way of tanning – increasing time and tanning bed effects little by little as your tan progresses. Do not burn.
- Know your skin type. When you know what skin type you have it’s easier to find information about how long you should tan and what type of lotion and equipment to use. Refer to the diagram below to find out what skin type you have.
That concludes this article. We at Best Tanning Lotion Reviews hope that you learned something from this article that you can apply in future tanning sessions.