When summer is on the way, it is important not to expose yourself to beach days without a good base tan for protection. Also, having colour the first time you sport that bikini always gets extra looks. Learn how to get a good tan from a sun bed by following these guidelines in preparation for the summer months to come.
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Things you need
- Sun bed
- Indoor sun cream
- Body lotion
Build a base tan. Make a plan of 6 to 8 sessions everyday or every other day and do not miss them.
Use a tan accelerator designed specifically for sun beds. This helps build and maintain your base.
Moisturise after tanning. Do not use a moisturiser with mineral oil as this shields you from getting a tan.
Go on the sun bed 2 to 3 times per week after the base is established. Switch between a high and low intensity bed to keep the skin from becoming immune.
Eat a balanced diet with more beta-carotene than normal. Foods like carrots, tomatoes, radishes and broccoli will help your tan last longer.
Tips and warnings
- Give your face extra care during your tanning time to prevent dry-out.
- Always wear goggles to prevent long term damage.