Some Great Tanning Tips

Tanning, as a process, is not very easy and the first concern here should be doing it right. Several people, who do not know about the different measures one must take while getting a tan, often end up with something not quite to their satisfaction or something even more aggravating. Since tanning involves the body, it should be done carefully with a complete idea about how to go around getting it. It’s essential to avoid any goof ups, either physically or mentally debilitating, as might be the case, if the proper protocols are disregarded.

While sun tanning or outdoor tanning is normally not a recommended mode of getting a tan, there are some benefits which one gains from getting it anyways. The benefits include UVB wavelengths that kick off chemical and metabolic reactions, which in turn, produce vitamin D, and in consequence, may help in promoting bone health. Lack of sunlight may also cause SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Our sun is also linked to better moods as it releases the mood enhancing chemical called endorphin in your brain that perks up your day immediately. But, to avoid over exposure, one must adhere to the following steps. These will help you to enjoy the benefits of sun tanning minus the hazards normally associated with it.

In the beginning, tanning should be done for a short time of about 10-15 minutes which can always be extended as you begin developing a proper tan. Using a sunscreen is also a good idea of below SPF fifteen  but not lesser than eight. Skin should be kept moisturized with after sun lotions (preferable Aloe Vera) to make the tan last longer. On any indication of a burn, cover up or go indoors to prevent damage to your skin. Some medications such as those for acne may reduce your resistance to the sun. For light skinned or fair people, the risk for sunburn is much greater than that of a dark skinned person.

With indoor tanning, the problem lies in the many mistakes made by people and the consequent loss of time and money. Without the required information, most end up damaging their skins and accelerating the aging process. So, while indoor tanning cuts down on the risks normally characteristic to outdoor tan, caution must be practiced when using any of the products as their incorrect usage may very well lead to skin damage and other hazards.

The following tips will help you in making the most out of your indoor tanning sessions with less concern and more relaxation.

Some prescription medicines should be avoided when tanning such as medication for blood pressure, skin problems, and antibiotics. Referring to the photosensitizing chart at the salon is advisable to ensure you are not on any of these medications which may effect the result of your tanning by either making it difficult to tan or making you more prone to burning.

You must always use a good quality indoor tanning lotion, as it will help your skin absorb the UV and help with the tanning process. Special products such as Tyrosine help with the tanning as well. With a good tanning lotion, you tan will stay for much longer and will also prevent your skin from becoming dry or flaky.

With these tips and information in mind, the tanning process should no longer be a time for worry or concern and should help you enjoy and relax to get that ideal skin color while also dispelling any myths or illusion you had about the procedures.