Sunbed Tanning Tips
Whether you’re a tanning newbie or just need a refresher on how to get the most out of your tan, you’re in the right place. We have assembled 11 essential tanning bed tips for you. First (if you haven’t already), talk with our Tanning Experts® to determine your tanning skin type. Then we can help you with selecting the right sunbed, skin care products, session times and schedules.
KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE
TANS LITTLE OR NOT AT ALL
Burns easily and severely, then peels. People most often with fair skin, blue eyes, freckles, white unexposed skin.
USUALLY BURNS EASILY AND SEVERELY
(Painful burn); tans minimally and lightly; also peels. People with fair skin, blue or hazel eyes, blonde or red hair, white unexposed skin.
Gains average tan. Average Caucasian, white unexposed skin.
Tans easily and above average with each exposure. People with light brown skin, dark brown hair, dark eyes, white or light brown unexposed skin. (Asians, Hispanics and Mediterraneans)
Tans easily and substantially. Brown-skinned people, brown unexposed skin. (East Indians, Hispanics, etc.)
TANS PROFUSELY AND NEVER BURNS
People with black skin. (Africans and African Americans, Australians and South Indian Aborigines)
*Fitzpatrick Classification Scale - Thomas Fitzpatrick, MD