If you are considering getting a tan for your wedding, it is a great idea! If you have never been to a tanning salon it can be an overwhelming experience, but we promise it is not as daunting as it seems! Especially if you follow the easy tips we've laid out for you right here in this guide!
First, check out local tanning salons by searching on line or asking your friends or family where they go. Get some details - are they clean? Should you bring your own tanning lotions or does the salon offer a good selection of lotions for you to purchase? Are the staff qualified? This is important, especially if you're a first-timer because you'll want to deal with someone who can let you know how long is appropriate for a first time tanner and the look you're going for! If you're interested in a deep tan you'll likely want to allot time for several sessions to build up your tan and avoid burning. Once you've got a list of quality salons, you can start visiting.
Call the salon and schedule an appointment. Ask about their tanning packages. A tanning package is when the salon offers multiple tans for a discounted rate. You will likely want to purchase one to save money, since it's also likely you will need more than one visit to get the tan you desire. Before heading to there are some things you should know. You should shower at least the night before your appointment. You will need to bring a lotion with you. You can purchase a tanning lotion. Tanning lotions help you get a darker tan much faster. Tanning lotions can also be very expensive. If you do not want to purchase a tanning lotion any lotion will work just fine. Some people prefer to tan naked to avoid tan lines. You can tan naked, in a bathing suit or in your underwear whichever you prefer.
During your visit, take note of the cleanliness of the salon. It should be noticeably clean, and you should also ask how often the cleaning the tanning beds - it should be after each visit! Ask how the clean it, as you'll want to ensure that the beds are properly cleaned and not simply wiped down. If you don't feel comfortable at a salon or don't think it's clean enough, don't choose them.
When you choose the salon and you arrive for your session, you should purchase a pair of tanning goggles. Some salons offer them for free. If they do not offer free goggles, they typically are only a dollar or two. Tanning goggles protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Ask for a tanning sticker. Tanning stickers help you see how tan you have gotten. You should use the same sticker each time, and place it in the same place. The tanning staff will help you get acquainted with the salon. They should show you where the clean towels are, and where the dirty ones go. They will show you how to use the tanning bed. Tanning beds typically have a fan and radio inside of them. Be sure the bed is clean before you use it. Usually there will be a sign on the bed saying it has been cleaned. If you are unsure, ask a staff member to clean it for you. Tanning time is typically 20 minutes. Your first few visits you may want to tan for 10 minutes instead to avoid burning. If you're very fair and haven't used a tanning bed before, you'll probably want even less time.
The final step is to sit back, relax and get your tan!
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