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10 Ways to Safely Enjoy UV Tanning Bed Salons (Part One)

Tanning beds are an excellent way to achieve a beautiful sun-kissed glow, especially when natural sunlight isn’t readily available. However, we understand there is always the risk of burning. That’s why this month, one of your favorite tanning bed salons, Bare Bottom Tanning, is here this month with 10 ways to safely enjoy tanning beds to avoid burning and protect your skin! 

Understand Your Skin Type

Before hopping into a tanning bed, assess your skin type. Skin types range from fair to dark, and each one reacts differently to UV radiation. Knowing your skin type will help you determine your ideal tanning session duration. If you’re unsure, consult with a professional at the tanning salon for guidance.

Start Slowly

If you’re new to UV tanning beds or haven’t tanned in a while, make sure to begin with short sessions. Gradually increase the exposure time over several sessions, allowing your skin to adapt and build a tan without burning. This approach will help to minimize the risk of overexposure.

Use the Right Tanning Lotion

It’s important to invest in a quality tanning lotion designed for indoor tanning. These lotions help hydrate your skin and enhance melanin production, aiding in the tanning process. Choose a lotion suited to your skin type and apply it evenly before your tanning session for best results.

Wear Protective Eyewear

We also recommend always wearing FDA approved protective eyewear while tanning. You’ll be able to find disposable eyewear and goggles at Bare Bottom so you can wear them while tanning to shield your eyes from potential damage.

Avoid Overexposure

Limit your tanning bed sessions to a reasonable duration, typically ranging from 5 to 20 minutes, depending on your skin type and the intensity of the bed. Never tan for longer than recommended, and give your skin ample time to recover between sessions!

Monitor Your Skin

We encourage you to keep a close eye on your skin’s reaction to UV tanning. If you notice any signs of burning, such as redness, discomfort, or peeling, hop out of the tanning bed and allow your skin to heal before resuming sessions.


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By taking these precautions, you can enjoy the benefits of tanning beds without the risk of burning, ensuring a radiant and healthy glow! Be sure to stick around for next month’s blog on five more ways to protect your skin while UV tanning. And in the meantime, you’re always welcome at one of your favorite tanning bed salons, Bare Bottom Tanning!

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