My Tanning Tips

Ever caught yourself seeing the perfect tan and wondered why your best efforts have always end with you either looking slightly darker than Casper the Friendly Ghost or more red than a well cooked lobster? With the many tanning styles available, it may be difficult to determining which approach is right for you. Tanning truly is a science, and determining the proper formula for your body will result in achieving the perfect tan. Here are a few tanning tips for pursuing that golden tone you crave.

Indoor Tanning

Indoor tanning has become wildly popular over the past few decades due to it not being dependent on the sun’s availability and given it is a produced light, the health risks from using a produced light are far fewer than laying out under the sun. A couple of tips for indoor tanning to keep in mind is that even though the health risks are lower, tanning beds can still burn you, so as with all varieties of tanning, moderation is the best policy. It’s also important to use a tanning lotion that works well with your genetic make up to ensure your indoor tan appears beautifully natural.

Outdoor Tanning

outdoor tanningAlthough there are many benefits to indoor tanning, there are those who swear by relying on the sun to bake themselves into a golden glow. Some tips for outdoor tanning to keep in mind are again to maintain a healthy level of moderation. The sun can provide an excellent tan overtime, but it won’t happen overnight. Trying to soak up as many rays as you are able early on will only result in sunburn, peeling and not being able to layout for a week or two. In addition, that kind of exposure could also lead to future health risks. With moderation and the proper outdoor tanning lotions, the sun is still a great option for a beautiful tan.

Speaking of outdoor tanning, some good beach tanning tips are to take a quick dip in the water prior to tanning. The moisture from the water will help expedite the sun’s rays which will save you time in achieving your perfect tan. In addition, the water itself will reflect the sun’s rays which also will expedite the tanning process, so you will want to keep that in mind as well as to not over tan.

Safe Tanning Tips

Airbrush Tanning

Some safe tanning tips or self tanning tips to keep in mind are to consider options which do not involve light at all. For example, airbrush tanning has become more and more popular in recent years due to its ability to provide the look of the perfect tan without the risk of extended exposure to tanning beds or sunlight. This is simply a light tone being airbrushed onto your body and giving you the tanned appearance you are wanting. This method is especially great during the colder months of the year when outdoor tanning may not be an option, and you don’t have the time to invest in visiting a tanning salon on a regular basis.

Spray Tanning

tanning tipsAnother method of sunless tanning is the use of spray tanning. Of the spray tanning tips to consider, the most important is to research the spray tans you are considering. It is important to know how they will match your complexion and react to your skin type. The last thing you want to do is use a spray tan and come out looking like an Oompa Loompa. With a little research and testing it out on a smaller area you can easily cover up will allow you to ensure your spray tan looks great once applied to your entire body. Of the sunless tan tips, this is easily the most important as not adhering to it, may lead to unwanted embarrassment by having an unnatural looking tan.

There are definitely pros and cons to each option, and you definitely need to do some research into each option to determine which one is right for you. Moderation is also the key to any tanning option you choose as there could be some negative ramifications to trying to do too much. The perfect tan is achievable for just about any skin type out there. With a little time and effort, you too can have the perfect tan. Read our tanning tips and make sure you have a excellent, safe tanning experience!