Does anyone have any secrets to tanning in a tanning bed...

United States
March 5, 2007 1:34pm CST
Do you ever use anything besides just your lotion to help you get darker?
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I have my own tanning bed now and my best secret that I know of is to make sure your body is freshly clean first. apply your tanning lotion to your skin about 30 minutes prior to tanning. Turn the tanning bed on and let it heat for the first go around. When it shuts off, turn it back on and get in it. I have found that with clean skin, a good heated bed, and applying lotion prior to tanning really helps. Try not to take a bth until after the sun goes down. It is just like tanning outside.
• Canada
5 Mar 07
What does this have to do with parenting?
• United States
5 Mar 07
The type of lotion you use makes a very big difference in your tan. To keep your tan as dark as possible you need to make sure that you ALWAYS have lotion all over your body, by keeping moisture in your skin it makes your skin hold the tan. I also tan in the sun every once in a while to make my tan darker. This works pretty well if you do it on a weekly basis but it does take a while to see it.
@beaniegdi (1966)
5 Mar 07
My sons girlfriend works in a sunbed salon and she is always tanned. She looks lovely. You can buy creams and gels that you can put on before you go on the sunbeds to make the tan better, ask if your salon sells some or just check the chemists. Use body lotion as well between tanning sessions as this keeps the skin moisturized which will help you keep the tan longer. You can also get tablets from the health shop that help you tan better so you may want to get some of these as well.