4 Ways to Prepare for Your Beach Vacation

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Winter is finally here, which means many people will be craving a break from the chilly air and planning their next vacation somewhere hot and tropical! Beach vacations are a great way to relax and unwind while soaking up some vitamin D and spending quality time with your friends and family.

Here are four ways to prepare for your next beach vacation to ensure you look and feel amazing!

1) Pack a Few Swimsuit Options

You want to feel comfortable and confident when you strut your stuff onto the beautiful beach. Pack a few different swimsuits to change your look and give yourself options. From bright, fun patterns to neutral, classic colors, there are so many choices when choosing the perfect swimwear. 

Pro Tip: Consider your activity level. If you’re planning on doing a lot of swimming, or water sports, you may want to opt for a stylish one-piece to ensure everything stays intact! 

2) Purchase a Practical Beach Bag and Footwear  

A durable bag is a must when traveling to the beach and walking through the local shops. You want something that is water-resistant and can take on the hot sun without fading or damaging your bag. Anything from a crossbody purse to a large tote would be perfect for your beach vacation.

Investing in quality sandals is also a good idea for a beach trip. You don’t want to bring cheap flip-flops that might easily break, leaving you limping around on the boiling sand barefoot, which can be quite painful!

3) Bring Activities and Entertainment 

Whether taking a solo beach vacation or planning a huge getaway with your entire family, you will need some activities and entertainment. Anything from a new book to read to frisbees and beach games like Kan Jam provides you and your loved ones with something to do besides sleeping in the sun. This is especially important if you have children in the group because you know they won’t be able to relax for long.  

4) Tan before You Go

No one wants to show up on the beach looking like a ghost. Not only will you stick out like a sore thumb, but you are more likely to get horribly burned and turn lobster red if you haven’t tanned ahead of time, ruining your beach vacation!

Before you travel for your winter getaway, make an appointment at Las Vegas Bronzed Tanning. Our salon offers multiple tanning options, including the latest and greatest in spray tan technology, Versa Spa sunless tanning!

Whether you have the time to spend a few sessions in our medium/high-pressure tanning beds or need a quick custom airbrush tan for your last-minute trip, we have an option for everyone.

Contact us today and take advantage of our current specials for new customers!

How a Tan Can Boost Your Confidence

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There’s no better feeling than stepping out into the world with a fresh tan!

The models in magazines, the celebrities, and movie stars we look up to always appear in public with amazing tans. It’s a sign of wealth and luxury, like you have all the time in the world to lay out on a tropical beach and bask in the sun until you reach the perfect color.

Here are a few ways a tan can boost your confidence and self-esteem.

It Makes You Appear Healthy

There’s something about tanned skin that gives people a healthy-looking glow. Paler skin is often associated with sickness or being in poor health since many people go pale when they are feeling ill. A gorgeous tan makes people think you are taking care of yourself and your well-being.

Your Body Looks More Defined

A tan covers signs of cellulite and skin creases while also bringing definition to your body, making you look slightly more defined. That is why you see bodybuilders getting spray tans before a competition; they want their muscles to look as prominent as possible.

So, if you are feeling a bit low about your body image, try getting a tan and notice how confident you begin to feel about yourself!  

Evens Out Your Skin Tone

If you are suffering from blemishes or uneven skin tone caused by issues like rosacea, getting a tan can massively improve the texture of your skin. It will not cure your skin conditions, but it will give the appearance of an even skin tone and help boost your self-image.  

Most of us don’t have the time or are not in the perfect climate where sunbathing is possible every day of the year, so tanning beds and spray tans are our best options!

At Las Vegas bronzed Tanning, we have several different tanning options to appease every customer. From custom airbrush tanning to tanning beds to our Versa Spa sunless spray, you won’t have to go anywhere else for your perfect tan.

Contact us today for more information on our services and utilize our current specials for all new customers!  

How to Protect Your Tattoos While Tanning

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Before your tattoo completely heals, it will be sensitive to UV rays (whether real or sunbed.) Once your tattoo has healed, UV rays won’t cause fading, and you can expose it to the sun or sunbeds like you normally would.

Here are a few tips to protect your tattoos while tanning!

UV Tanning

Always follow the aftercare instructions your tattoo artist gives and try not to expose a tattoo that has not healed yet to natural or artificial UV light, as these can quickly fade and damage a brilliant tattoo!

Use SPF

The sun is your tattoo’s worst enemy, so cover the entire tattooed area with the highest SPF sunblock available. You can apply it with a cotton swab to cover the tattoo’s outline completely instead of leaving a border around it. You can also cover it with a piece of fabric that matches the size and shape of your tattoo to block as much UV as possible. Re-apply sunblock often if you’re going to spend a lot of time outside.

Moisturize

Moisturize your skin every day, especially after a tanning session or if your skin feels dry, itchy, or if it becomes flaky. This will prevent losing bits of skin that could slowly drain the ink of your tattoo.

Spray Tanning

You can leave the UV concern behind with spray tanning as long as the tattoo is completely healed. Lighter tattoo colors may get a bit darker from spray tanning, but it’s only temporary, and if you don’t like it, you can wipe it off the tattoo immediately after the session. You can also put on a light coat of barrier cream to protect it during the spray tanning session.

Always wait until your tattoo is fully healed before exposing it to UV or getting a spray tan!

At Las Vegas Bronzed, we can offer you a range of tanning services from medium and high-pressure tanning beds to our versa spa sunless tanning system. Whichever way you prefer to get your healthy-looking glow, we have everything you need to ensure you get your flawless tan quickly and efficiently. 

Contact us today to learn more about our services and current specials!

The Dos and Don’ts of Spray Tanning Before Your Wedding

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When it comes to your big day, you have the caterer booked, the hair and makeup artist ready to go, and the dress awaiting its big reveal, but what about your skin? A healthy-looking glow on your wedding day as if you just walked off a beautiful Caribbean beach is a must! An amazing natural-looking tan can complete your entire look and have you feeling confident while you say, “I Do!”

Here are a few important dos and don’ts before getting a spray tan for your wedding day.

Do Find the Right Shade

Experiment with different shades in advance. In the end, how dark you get is your preference. Stick to just one professional spray tanning application for your final look. You don’t need any extra sessions to “build up” color. Skin naturally sheds over about ten days, so all you need to do in between is apply a light self-tan at home to maintain and boost the color if needed.

Don’t Spray Over an Old Spray Tan

Schedule a trial session with your tan specialist to determine the perfect shade several weeks before your wedding day so you aren’t spraying over an old spray tan. Spraying over an old tan can leave your skin looking patchy and discolored. Every bride’s wedding tan should look flawless, especially for pictures, so be sure to have no traces of old tan on your skin before the final spray.

Do Get Other Treatments Done before a Spray Tan

Many brides go all out on the pampering front before their wedding day. Make sure you book any spa treatments, massages, or mani-pedis before your spray tan appointment to avoid accidental removal or smearing of the tan.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

Ask your tanning specialist to describe their spraying methods and the salon’s ingredients, bronzers, and fade times. Even if you’ve been spray-tanned several times before, every salon uses a different sunless tanning solution. It’s also a good idea to ask for a list of aftercare instructions to make sure you prolong your glow from your wedding day through the honeymoon.

At Las Vegas Bronzed, our custom airbrush tanning service is a perfect way to get a fast and flawless tan for your wedding day. Professional spray technicians apply the airbrush tanning to give you a deep, natural-looking tan in one visit!

Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable tanning specialist and get an amazingly breathtaking tan for your special day. 

Indoor Tanning Safety Tips

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Tanning beds are a quick and convenient option for individuals who want a natural-looking tan without having to spend hours in the sun. Instead of wasting an entire afternoon laying outside, you can just drive over to your local tanning salon and be in and out with a brilliant bronze in half an hour. How great is that?!

If you haven’t used a tanning bed before, you may have some concerns about safety. Of course, you have to be careful in any type of UV light, but as long as you take these precautions below, you can safely use an indoor tanning bed to give your skin a perfect glow!

Keep indoor tanning sessions short

Tanning beds emit a higher amount of UV rays than sunlight. There are two important takeaways from this fact: it will take less time to achieve your ideal color in a tanning bed, but your skin can also be damaged more quickly. Be sure to follow the recommended exposure time for your skin type and goal color, something your tanning specialist can help you determine.

Always wear eye protection

Tanning beds can quickly cause damage to your eyes if they’re left uncovered for any length of time. For this reason, eye protection for indoor tanning is required by law. Never enter a tanning session without wearing a pair of fitted eye goggles or other fitted eye protection. Your eyewear should be in place before you even walk into the tanning bed.

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

Remember; hydrated skin is healthy skin. Since tanning dries out your skin, whether from the sun or a tanning bed, moisturizing needs to be a staple of your regimen. Use an oil-free moisturizer before your tanning session, a moisturizing indoor tanning lotion during, and a moisturizing tanning extender afterwards to help lock in hydration and color.

When you choose Las Vegas Bronzed for your tanning needs, our experts will be on hand to help you plan a safe and effective tanning regimen. Our tanning solutions include medium pressure beds, high pressure tanning, Versa Spa sunless spray, and custom airbrush tanning. We’ll help you choose the right option for your tanning goals.

Contact us today to book your next tanning experience!

A Guide to Moisturizing & Exfoliating for the Best Tanning Bed Results

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Good skincare is an important aspect of any successful tanning regimen. After all, if you want your tan to look healthy, beautiful, and natural, then you need to give it the best canvas possible!

Two vital skincare steps that should be a part of both your preparation and aftercare routine are moisturizing and exfoliating. Let’s go over what part each of these measures plays in yielding the best results possible from your tanning bed sessions.

Before you hit the tanning bed…

Moisturize your skin to increase color absorption.

The more hydrated your skin is going into your session, the better it will hold onto the tan. Your best bet will be to use a tanning lotion to moisturize, particularly an accelerating lotion. If you prefer to use a regular moisturizer, just make sure it is oil-free, as oils can create a barrier on your skin that impedes your tan.

Exfoliate to cleanse pores and remove dead skin cells.

Think of exfoliating as a way to give yourself a clean slate ahead of your tan. The fewer dead skin cells you have in the way, the deeper and more even your tan will be.

After you leave the tanning salon…

Use moisturizer to cool and rehydrate your skin.

Right after your session (before your next shower), apply moisturizer liberally to help replenish and cool down your skin. This will help nourish your skin and make your tan look healthier.

Exfoliating will help your tan last longer and look better.

Dead skin cells can dull your tan and make it appear patchy as they fall off. Exfoliating after hitting the tanning bed will help you get that gorgeous bronze glow and facilitate gradual and even fading. You might worry that this will remove your tan, but since the color is in the deeper layers of your skin, exfoliating will not affect it.

Now that you know how to get the most out of your tan, you’re ready to book a session at Las Vegas Bronzed! We offer a variety of tanning salon services including medium and high-pressure beds, airbrush tanning, red light therapy, and more. Our specialists will help you develop a tanning plan that gives you the perfect glow you have in mind.

Contact our salon today to book your next session!

Understanding the Different Types of Tanning Beds

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Indoor tanning seems pretty simple to those who have never done it. All you really have to do is go lay in a warm bed for a little bit, right? Well, although tanning is not that complicated, it does go a little deeper if you want to get the best, longest-lasting tan possible.

One thing to become familiar with if you want to start a tanning regimen is the different types of tanning beds. Knowing what you’ll get with each bed will help you choose the right one for your tanning goals. Check out our rundown of the different tanning beds below to get started!

Low-Pressure Tanning Beds

Low-pressure tanning beds, as the name would suggest, use low-pressure bulbs to give you your tan. These beds emit higher levels of UVB rays and lower levels of UVA rays, compared to other beds. UVB rays are beneficial because they facilitate the production of vitamin D in your skin, but they can cause sunburn if used improperly. UVA rays are the ones that give you that nice bronze. Since the UVA rays are lower in low-pressure tanning beds, the tan takes longer and is also cheaper.

Good for: beginners, basic tan, maintenance, relaxation

Medium-Pressure Tanning Beds

Medium-pressure tanning beds use medium-pressure bulbs to produce a more intense tan than low-pressure beds, but are not quite as powerful as high-pressure options. These beds offer a higher intensity of UVA rays for a faster and darker tan, as well as arm and facial lamps to target areas low-pressure beds don’t reach.

Good for: regular tanners (2-3 times per week)

High-Pressure Tanning Beds

High-pressure tanning beds limit UVB rays, often down to just 1-2%, and emit mostly intense UVA rays for a faster, deeper, and longer-lasting tan. While you don’t want to use a high-pressure tanning bed every time you go to the salon, working it into your regimen can be very beneficial.

Good for: quick tanning, lower-maintenance tan

If you’re looking to combine the benefits of all types of tanning beds in your regimen, Las Vegas Bronzed has you covered. With low, medium, and high-pressure beds in our salon, you can customize your tan to achieve your desired look, health benefits, and maintenance level.

Contact us today to learn more about our indoor tanning options!

4 Ways Red Light Therapy Can Benefit Your Health

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Red light therapy is an alternative treatment that has gained a lot of momentum in the last few years. The treatment consists of exposing your body to low wavelength red light, which then penetrates your skin to be absorbed and used by your cells.

As more studies are being conducted and light therapy is gaining more attention, experts are becoming aware of the seemingly long list of health benefits this regimen has to offer. While research is still ongoing, evidence has begun to emerge that points to several different ways red light therapy can positively impact your health. Let’s take a look at what some of those benefits are!

1) Improves skin health

Red light therapy is, currently, best known for its rejuvenating effects on the look and feel of your skin. This wavelength of light increases collagen production, improves circulation, and reduces inflammation to make your skin healthier. It is also effective at treating acne and reducing sun spots and other signs of aging.

2) Enhances muscle recovery

When your muscles are fatigued, strained, or damaged, levels of the enzyme creatine kinase (CK) rise in your blood. Red light reduces CK levels, which in turn helps muscles recover and reduces pain and soreness. This is beneficial both for athletes and those who work out strenuously, and possibly for those with conditions that cause muscle pain as well, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia.

3) Promotes wound healing

Intense light at the red wavelength stimulates skin regeneration processes to speed up wound healing and tissue repair. Red light therapy also helps with wound healing by reducing inflammation and facilitating new blood vessel formation. There are many benefits to faster wound healing, including a reduced risk of infection.

4) Boosts energy

The way red light therapy works is by promoting the release of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) from the mitochondria of your body’s cells. Since ATP is the primary molecule for storing and transferring energy in and between cells, the more your cells release, the higher your energy levels are. You can certainly imagine the ways in which having more energy would positively impact your life on a daily basis.

At Las Vegas Bronzed, you can experience the positive health effects of this amazing and innovative treatment for yourself! We offer red light therapy at our salon, so that anyone living in or visiting Las Vegas has the opportunity to reap the benefits and look and feel as good as you deserve.

Give us a call at 702-453-TANN today to book your appointment!

How Las Vegas Bronzed is Keeping You Safe from COVID-19

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed many plans, upended comfortable routines, and made the future moving forward unclear. During this time of high stress and uncertainty, self-care has become more important than ever.

While business closures have made it difficult to practice self-care as you normally would—perhaps with a fresh hair color, afternoon mani-pedi, or facial and massage at your favorite spa—there is renewed hope and excitement as the state of Nevada begins the reopening process. Las Vegas Bronzed is happy to be included in those businesses opening their doors in the next few weeks!

We have always taken comprehensive measures to ensure the safety and cleanliness of our salon. However, we want to assure our valued customers that we will be taking extra precautions as we reopen, in accordance with the CDC, OSHA, and Nevada state guidelines, to protect you and our employees from exposure to COVID-19.

Every customer will have their temperature taken using touchless infrared thermometers.

Those who do have a fever will be asked to leave. Your temperature will be logged to your salon profile with every visit, along with your answers to the following questions:

  • Have you been coughing?
  • Have you felt sick?
  • Have you been around anybody with COVID-19 or another illness?

We ask that any client who answers yes to the questions above, or does not feel well in general, to please stay home for the safety of our staff and other customers.

We will also be taking extra sanitation measures and following social distancing guidelines.

Our hours will be adjusted temporarily to allow the Las Vegas Bronzed staff extra time to thoroughly sanitize the salon each day. All salon beds and surfaces will also be decontaminated using hospital-grade sanitizer after each customer. Customers will be asked to sanitize upon entry.

In order to minimize exposure to the virus, only the customer or tanner will be permitted to enter the salon. If your bed is in use, you will be asked to wait outside and one of our team members will come get you when it’s ready. Please call ahead to make an appointment.

As of Friday, May 29th, 2020, we will be open with the following temporary hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10am-4pm

As we begin the process of reopening our salon, you can be assured that we are doing everything possibly to keep you safe, healthy, and beautifully bronzed once again.

If you have any questions or concerns about the extra precautions we’re taking to keep our facilities clean and sanitized, please give us a call at 702-453-8266 today.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Las Vegas Bronzed and offering our elite tanning services again soon!

Should I Get a Spray Tan or Use a Tanning Bed?

With all of the great options available for securing a sun-kissed glow nowadays, it can be difficult to determine which one is best for you! Should you try a spray tan? The classic tanning booth? Would a bronzer be enough?

For a quality, gorgeous bronze, you’re probably going to want to go with either a spray tan or a tanning bed. Read up on the benefits of each method to decide which one best fits your needs. Once you’ve made your choice, book your session at Las Vegas Bronzed to get the best tan in Las Vegas!

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What are the benefits of a spray tan?

A spray tan is a great option for an easy and convenient glow. Airbrush tans yield fast results—you’ll walk out of the salon with your ideal tan after just one session! It also offers a little more flexibility when it comes to choosing a tone. You can work with a professional attendant to determine the best undertone for your skin color or the best way to achieve the look you’ve always wanted.

Spray tans are also better for your skin than other methods because there’s no UV ray exposure and little to no chance that it’ll react with any medications.

What are the benefits of a tanning bed?

The bronze you get from a tanning bed will be a little different than the one you get from a spray tan. The tan you develop during tanning bed sessions will be longer-lasting and deeper than a quick airbrush. It also requires a less extensive preparation routine—all you have to do is put on some indoor tanning lotion before you hop in!

One of the most popular advantages to opting for a tanning bed is that your glow will have a more natural look. The UV rays in a tanning booth activate natural melatonin production in your body, leaving you with a tan that closely resembles one you would have after spending a few hours in the sun.

So, which one is right for me?

Whether a spray tan or full indoor tanning regimen is the best option for you is going to depend on a few different factors. If you’re fair-skinned and easily burned, a spray tan is going to be the safer option. A spray tan will also be more beneficial if you’re short on time or just looking to brighten your skin for a special occasion.

For someone wanting a longer lasting, deeper tan that requires less after-care, you want to opt for a tanning bed. If a natural look is important to you, the slow buildup of indoor tanning will be more effective at getting the glow you want. Because tanning bed results last longer, they also require less frequent trips to the salon. So, if you prefer something with less maintenance, indoor tanning is a better choice.

At Las Vegas Bronzed, we offer quality spray tans and elite tanning beds to meet everybody’s needs and preferences. Contact us to get started on your ideal summer look today!