General Tanning Tips/Benefits

Whether your tanning outdoors or indoors there’s a number of good tips that you can follow to ensure a safe and healthy tanning experience.

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Indoor Tanning Lotions

Indoor tanning lotion, as the name suggests, is tanning lotion designed specifically for indoor tanning salons and tanning beds. Rather than blocking or reflecting UV rays like its outdoor brethren, sunscreen and sunblock, indoor tanning lotion works to amplify the effects of ultraviolet radiation to create a better looking tan.

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Indoor Tanning Tips

Whether you tan indoors or outdoors, the tanning process is the same. Ultraviolet rays stimulate skin cells to produce melanin, the pigment that makes your skin tan. One of the major advantages of indoor tanning is the flexibility in controlling the amount of UV exposure. Even with the increased control, there are still a number of precautions that you should take to ensure a healthy and safe indoor tanning experience.

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Skin Types and Tanning

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Academy of Dermatology, there are six skin types that represent the range of skin sensitivity to UV light and the likelihood of tanning after sun exposure.

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Spray Tanning Booths

There’s a great deal of controversy about the safety of indoor tanning. Industry experts claim that it’s perfectly safe and a much better alternative to outdoor tanning while medical experts tend to say the opposite. In case indoor tans seem too risky for you, there’s another “sunless” option: spray tanning booths.

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Sunscreen and Sunblock

If you take a trip to your local pharmacy you may notice something peculiar when trying to purchase a good sunscreen for a trip to the beach. Next to a bottle of sunscreen may be a similar looking bottle, but instead of sunscreen, the label says it’s called sunblock. If that weren’t confusing enough, you have to consider things like SPF factor and Broad Spectrum Protection. You’re confused and no longer sure what you should buy and what it’s all for. Before you go running for the exit, let’s try and demystify some of the confusing terminology.

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Tanning Beds Pros and Cons

The term “healthy tan” is bit of a misnomer. Tanning is the body’s response to damaging UV rays after significant sun exposure. The skin tans in order to protect itself from further damage. However, in today’s world, the tanned look has been associated with good health and youthfulness. Regardless of whether it’s healthy or not, people will tan because it makes them feel and look better.

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Tanning Salons - Things to Keep in Mind

These days, tanning salons may seem like a dime a dozen. If you live in a metropolitan area like New York City, you may often find yourself bumping into people handing out coupons or flyers for local tanning salons. While it’s always best to visit salons that have been referred to you, sometimes you may find yourself checking out a salon with no prior information. There are a few important things to keep in mind when visiting a salon for the first time.

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Types of Tanning Beds

With outdoor tanning, it’s just you, the sun and your suntan lotion, but this is not the case with indoor tanning. There area number of options to choose from so it’s important to know your equipment before venturing into a tanning salon for the first time.

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UV Rays and the Skin

For the average tanner, tanning is simply a process that turns skin from a pale, pasty white to a beautiful golden brown; it is a process that can either occur naturally under the sun or in a tanning salon under artificial lighting. In both cases, what is happening to the skin when it tans is actually a chemical response to the skin’s exposure to UVA and UVB rays.

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