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How to Prepare For Your UV Summer Tanning

Time is going super quick and with Summer creeping up on us, we want to ensure we are summer dress, legs out ready! So here are our tips on getting

the best summer tan when using sunbeds.

Step 1: Exfoliation

When you exfoliate your skin, you are removing your dead skin cells and unclogging your pores which ensures your skin is clean and ready to absorb the UV rays.

Step 2: Gradual Tanning

You should always start off slow and steady when it comes to using sunbeds because the last thing you want to do is burn your skin and peel. This will delay your results and can also damage your skin.

Start off with the minimum minutes, build up your base, let your skin get used to the UV and then as time goes on up your minutes to your desired amount dependant on your skin type.

If you have fair skin we recommend 3-5 minutes.

If you have medium/olive skin we recommend 6-8 minutes.

If you have dark skin we recommend 8-10 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE: Sunbeds do not produce instant results and can take up to 48 hours to show you the results. That is why we recommend tanning every other day.

Step 3: Use a Tanning Accelerators

There are many reason why using a lotion when using a sunbed is good for you; it hydrates your skin, leaves your skin feeling refreshed & maximises UV light absorption.

There are many different tanning accelerators some with and some without bronzer. If you’re after an instant glow we would recommend getting a lotion with bronzer in to give you a golden glow instantly.

There are also tingle creams available these are only to be used by EXPERIENCED tanners and those that DON’T have sensitive skin. They give off a tingling/warming sensation to your skin lasting up to several hours.

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Step 4: Moisturising

Before and after using a sunbed, it is so important to keep your skin hydrated by keeping moisturized. Your tan will last so much longer when your skin is conditioned.

If you have any questions or concerns about using a sunbed, please ask one of our tanning experts who are available to support you in your tanning journey.

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