Get ready for summer: My first experience at a tanning salon!

May 19, 2014

Hello, girls! :)

This is the first post from the “Get ready for summer!” series. I’m just as excited as you are about this beautiful weather (which always motivates me) and about the thought that summer’s almost here.

In today’s post, I want to share with you my first experience at a tanning salon, which is Chocolate Brown Studio. The atmosphere there is simply amazing (music, lights, even the smell haha 😀 ).

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As you might already know, indoor tanning is a way to get a tan without outdoor sun exposure. Indoor tanning equipment, such as tanning booths and beds, emit UV rays. Naturally, the sun emits 3 types of UV rays: UVC, the shortest but the most harmful; UVB; UVA, the longest and the least harmful. Tanning equipment only emits UVA and UVB rays. Too much exposure to the UV rays, whether indoor or naturally in the sun, can be harmful!

The sun emits 95% UVA and 5% UVB rays at noon during the summer months. At the same time, the indoor tanning equipment also emits the same percentage, similar to the exposure of the summer sun.

Start slowly and gradually increase your indoor tanning exposure in time. I, personally, started with a 3 minutes tanning session. Wait at least 48 hours between tanning session to avoid skin damage. But if you wait too long between the sessions, your tan may start to fade. It’s recommended 3 sessions/week.

Remove all jewelry before tanning in order to avoid getting white spots. Also, remove your contact lenses. Don’t forget to remove all your make-up or any other cosmetics. Moisturize your skin after every session, but don’t shower in the next 3-4 hours.

These are a few tips for you to know before going to a tanning salon. Have you ever been to a tanning salon? If yes, what was your first experience like?

I wish you all a great week! Kisses 😀

*PHOTOS ARE TAKEN FROM CHOCOLATE BROWN STUDIO’S FACEBOOK PAGE!*

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