"How Often Should I Tan?"
The most asked question when our members are getting started
again is, "How often should I tan?" For best and fastest
tanning results, take it slow. I know, not what you wanted to
hear, but absolutely true!
The tanning process is just that, a process. Your skin needs
time between sessions to produce melanin and for that melanin
to get to the surface layers of the skin in order to be
oxidized, or tanned. How fast this process happens is different
"I usually burn, then it turns into a
We hear this so often, and it's still as completely
wrong as its always been!
Burning of any kind is an injury to the skin. Your skin will
have to heal from that injury before the tanning process can
really get started. Burning and tanning are two different
things entirely. Burning should be avoided at all costs in
order to maintain the long term health of your skin.
When you're just starting out, the best idea is to tan 3 or
4 times a week, or every other day. Don't tan more
than two days in a row, and do not come everyday!
Over-exposure, especially in the early stages, will only slow
the tanning process and potentially harm your skin.
"So, how long should I tan during my
Generally, fair skinned people start with an exposure time
of 5-7 minutes in our standard beds. People with more olive
skin begin somewhere between 7-11 minutes for best results and
gradually increase exposure by a minute or two with each
Bottom line, slow and steady wins the most stunning tan -
and your skin will thank you, too!
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