If you visit a tanning studio just from time to time or if you are about to start your tanning routine, you may be wondering what to take with you. Actually your first question may be if you need anything at all. We asked people who use sunbeds regularly and are our tanning gurus about their tanning habits and stuff they pack into their bags on a tanning-type-of-a-day and on the basis of that we created a list of tanning essentials.
1. Eye protective goggles
Eye protection is one of the most crucial precautions for every tanner. Never use a sunbed without wearing eye protection. First o all, the skin around eyes is very sensitive and vulnerable to UV radiation and closing your eyes is not enough because UV light can get through eyelids. Secondly, overexposure to UVB and UVA can lead to swelling of the eye, irritation, and - more acutely - to damaging your cornea and retina, as well as problems with color perception. Some of the disorders caused by such excessive exposure cannot be removed even by surgery. To sum it up, invest in a pair of professional tanning goggles and always bring them with you. Make sure they have been certified and safety tested to give appropriate protection. If you happen to forget your own goggles, they should be available in the tanning salon reception so do not hesitate to ask for them.
2. A bottle of water
The temperature inside the tanning bed is usually quite high, mostly when the lamps have been preheated during the previous session. It is a completely normal reaction for your body to sweat and you should be ready to replenish the hydration level by drinking a few gulps of water when you leave the sunbed.
3. A towel and a deodorant
For the same reason you should carry a bottle of water, you should equip yourself with a towel and a deodorant. It feels so much better when you can refresh yourself even a bit by toweling off the sweat and spraying a bit of a deodorant over your body. Refreshing wet wipes may also come in handy.
4. A professional tanning lotion
In other words: a real tanning must-have for those who want to tan smart. There are several features which make them so necessary while tanning. First of all, they maximize the desired tan effect. If you opt for products formulated with bronzing ingredients, such as DHA or erythrulose, you can expect the effect of a darker hue which continues to develop for a few hours after UV exposure. Some products can be enriched with components which give an instant result; sometimes these are natural colorants, such as juglone, walnut extract or caramel. We call these product Black Bronzers and you can have a closer look at them here: BLACK BRONZERS. For those who prefer bronzing without colorants we have a wide variety of White Bronzers, all presented here: https://www.onyxtan.com/collections/white-bronzers. Of course not all tanners are so keen on using bronzers-enriched lotions and look for products which accelerate the tanning process by melanin stimulation. This group of products is called intensifiers or enhancers and using them is the best way to achieve the perfectly golden, off-the-beach tan effect. Tyrosine, or its variation, targets melanin production for dark tanning results without the use of bronzers and with no risk of streaks or stains. By clicking this link https://www.onyxtan.com/collections/intensifiers you can get to know our bestselling intensifiers. You may be wondering if these products can be applied to both face and body. Well, the choice is yours. All the products we launch are 100% safe, tested and certified but the rule of applying the body lotion to your face is the same as with any other skin nourishing cream or butter so if you use the same product to care for your body and face, you can do the same with our products. However, if you feel your facial skin needs more attention, we encourage you to try our facial bronzing intensifier Anti-Aging. It is very lightly scented, softly enhances the sun-kissed look on your face and aids in preventing premature aging. If you have any tattoos, make sure they are protected during every sunbed session. A lotion designed to empower your tan and protect your tattoos at the same time is Tattoo, our groundbreaking bronzing intensifier enriched with a unique formula composed of precious oils and fruit extracts which keep your colors strong and naturally shielded. All experienced tanners know that there is no need to choose between a sunbed tanning and tattoos protection when they apply such a product on their skin.
5. A lipstick
Your lips are a very sensitive area of your face. They contain fewer melanocytes so they are unable to protect themselves against UV light in a sufficient extent. All professional tanners recommend using a lip balm, preferably with an SPF 20 or higher, prior to a tanning session in order to prevent their lips from drying or damage.
6. A band-aid
This may seem weird and it has nothing to do with the risk of hurting yourself in a tanning salon. This little adhesive object may turn out to be useful if you want to cover your moles or beauty marks when you tan. Alternatively, you can use a sunscreen with a high SPF - remember to apply it liberally to the area with a mole and avoid wiping it away while tanning. An important note: if you have any strange looking beauty marks, it is wise to get your doctor or dermatologist to take a look at them. Anytime you are worried that a mole looks suspicious, it is really worth the peace of mind to get an appointment.
Our tanning gurus are people who know how to tan smart, when to tan and when to skip or stop their tanning sessions. They never force their skin to tan, they mind the recommended intervals and pay special attention to keeping their skin amply nourished and youthful-looking. We do hope that their tricks will help you tan safely and obtain the dream color when tanning on sunbeds. If you need any further assistance on the subject "how to tan", please let us know!