Skin Care

Published on May 26th, 2013 | by Tom


How to Tan In Tanning Bed Safely

There is no such negative-effects-free tanning at all. If you really want to have a “healthy” glow of your skin, follow the steps mentioned below, and you will have a relatively safe tanning in a tanning bed.

  1. Know about tanning. Our skin tone is determined by melanin, an object produced by melanocytes. If we expose ourselves into sunlight, then it will provoke the mass production of melanin which will make our skin tone black. This is the base of how tanning works.
  2. Try a self-tanner. This is not really a tan. Such products contain ingredient which can react with the dead cells of your skins to make our skin tone black. However, the effect can only last for 3-10 days each time.
  3. In a gradual process. Tanning in a gradual process will reduce the likelihood of getting burned. Try to cut your exposure time to the sun, 1 hour each time is good. Do not try to get your skin tanned under the sun at one time. Your skin cannot afford such over exposure. You also can use a self-tanner to make a supplement.
  4. Always remember wearing sunscreen. Wearing sunscreen will protect our skin from the harm of sunlight and delay the aging process of our skin. However, it also shortens the effective time of tanning.
  5. Do not wear sunglasses at the beginning. Our optic nerve is sensitive to sunlight. Not wearing sunglasses at the very beginning can increase the production of melanin which has been mentioned above, thus has a better effect of tanning. You can wear your glasses after the initial tanning time.
  6. Apply moisturizer. Melanin stays at the outer layer of our skin. If you want a long-lasting effect, try to moisturize your skin two times a day. This will help slowing down your skin peeling.


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