NOTE: This salon does not recommend or accept the use of products that are purchased on-line, designed solely for outdoors, that contain SPF's or Sunscreens and are not approved for indoor tanning salon usage. If you're not sure, bring in your products and we can help you in determining if you have an approved and useful product to help you reach your tanning goals. Now without further ado, ready yourself with our first time tanning bed tips for beginners.
Appointments are not necessary but its always good to check ahead to see if your favorite unit is available or if you have a tight schedule, book your tanning session in advance once you have a tanning package or pass.
What you wear in a tanning unit depends on your preferences and what you think is most comfortable. Keep in mind that what you wear will affect the results. A great tanning tip for beginners to remember is, if you wear a bathing suit, you will have tan lines that reflect that. If you need ideas on what to wear, you can go naked, wear a bathing suit, or your underwear.
Many tanning salons will not check whether or not you use protective eyewear during the tanning process. It is the Health Canada law and it is your responsibility to protect your eyes from UV exposure that can damage your them.
Tanning Tip: We provide a variety of approved personal eyewear for purchase in either disposables or reusable units for your UV sessions.
Your skin type determines how long you should tan. At Banana Tans, our indoor tanning consultants should be able to tell you which types of tanning units are appropriate for you and how long you have to tan. But it is still better if you do your own research as well.
One of the best tanning tips for beginners is to start with a shorter session as you'll want to return with in a few days once you've kick started the tanning process. If the results are okay the first time, you can add 1-5 minutes the next time. Additionally, it is important to understand your skin type to know what products to use before, during, and after tanning.
Given this, your indoor tanning consultant will recommend a facial product, a body tanning accelerator and an after tan moisturizer. All of which are available in one time trial size or full bottles for maximum value
NOTE: This salon does not recommend or accept the use of products that are purchased on-line, designed solely for outdoors, contain SPF's or Sunscreens and are not approved for indoor tanning salon use. If you're not sure, bring in your products and we can help you in determining if you have an approved and useful product.
Another useful indoor tanning tip is to remove any sign of makeup or deodorant on your skin. Makeup and deodorant have sun protection, which shields your skin from UV rays. If you want to maximize the process, make sure the UV rays reach all areas of your skin including the armpits.
There are more than 1,400 products on the market designed for tanners and all the different skin types & desired results. Your skin is important and that's why our trained professional indoor tanning consultants are available to guide you through the selection process of the more than 200 products we've chosen to carry. These are just a sample of what we feel offer the best in results and value for our clientele. If a product you've used in the past or have seen on-line, if it's available we can usually get it from a trusted source with in a couple of days.
In a tanning bed, If you lie still during the whole process, you can end up with an uneven tan and actually have stripes or pressure points. You just need to lift and adjust a couple of times during your session to avoid this oops. When using a stand-up unit, raise your arms to even out the sides, and lower them to keep the shoulders and neck even. Again, just do this a couple of times throughout your session to achieve the best results. In short, move your limbs to ensure the UV rays reach all areas. You do not have to exaggerate your movements, small strategic moves will do the work for you.
There are two groups of lotions - One is an accelerator / Intensifier to increase your ability to tan by as much as 33% in one session - YES you can have a shower, just make sure to use your tan extending moisturizer to re-hydrate your skin. The second group of lotions is the same but with either bronzers, DHA or natural tints to enhance your color and help provide more immediate cosmetic results. Resist the urge to immediately jump into the shower as the active ingredients will need any where from 1 to 4 hours to achieve the maximum results.
It's also important to understand that the initial process takes a few hours to feel the exposure to UV and one should NEVER tan twice in one day. It is important to understand how too much exposure to UV light can be harmful. Given this, it is necessary to allow your skin time to rest. Giving your skin a break is one of the best tanning tips for beginners you should remember. A smart tanner know to visit the salon 3 to 4 times a week to build a tan and 1 to 2 times a week to maintain that year round glow. Note that if you've used a product with a DHA Bronzer, it's recommended that you wash the palms of your hands and the web in between to avoid any unnatural discoloration. Just use a little soap and water.
Tan extenders are there to help you get the most out of your glow as you try a tanning bed for beginners. This is especially true for those with dry skin. These products can often contain a bit of bronzer to enhance your glow. Additionally, the formula is usually hydrating to keep your skin moisturized. It is important to moisturize after tanning to keep your tan from sloughing off along with a top layer of dead skin.
Another one of the best tanning tips for beginners includes exfoliating your skin. Before you jump right into that tanning bed, you have to clean not just your face but also your whole body. Take time to exfoliate so that your skin will be more than ready to get exposed to the rays in a tanning bed. Free your skin not just from makeup and deodorant but also from dead skin cells before going tan.
When you decide to tan, you have to be responsible enough to know its effects on your skin and body. Like most things in life, anything we do in moderation is typically good for us when we follow practical guidelines. Too much of anything is bad, so keep in mind that moderation is essential when it comes to tanning. A seasoned smart tanner knows to visit the salon 3 to 4 times a week to build that initial tan prior to vacationing somewhere warm in the winter or to avoid buring come spring and summer activities locally.Once those results have been achieved or when you get back from vacation and you want to keep that gorgeous color, visiting 1 to 2 times a week to maintain that glow and moisturize will be recommended.