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

Sensual bride wearing beautiful wedding dress on the beach of tropical island

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

Smiling Woman in Tanning Bed Wearing Protective Eye Goggles

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!

How to Make the Most Out of Your Indoor Tan

There are a lot of benefits to indoor tanning that make it a staple in many self-care routines. It’s a good way to prep for vacation, sun-kissed skin is attractive and makes you feel confident, and UV light helps boost your Vitamin D and mood-improving hormone levels!

Tanning at a salon is often preferable to relying only on the sun, because it offers a level of control and convenience that outdoor tanning lacks. Quality tanning services aren’t cheap though—and for good reason. If you want a bronzed look that’s gorgeous, healthy, and long lasting, then you’re going to have to put a little money into it. We promise you it will be worth it when you walk away with fresh, glowing skin!

It’s important to note, however, that if you don’t follow the best practices for any kind of tanning you won’t end up with the results you’re looking for. Guarantee you get the most out of your indoor tanning regimen by adhering to these guidelines!

How to Make the Most Out of Your Indoor Tan

Indoor Tanning Preparation

Skin Type

The first step to take after finding the perfect salon for your tanning needs is to determine your skin type. It’s best if you work with a professional to do this because it’s imperative for getting the best tan possible.

Tanning skin types range from one to six—one being very fair and easily burned, and six being someone dark who rarely burns. Your skin type will help you and the attendant choose the right bed, products, tanning schedule, and session length.

Clean & Exfoliate

You’ll want to shower, shave, and exfoliate your skin one to two days before your tanning session. This will help prime you for a deeper, more even tan. UV rays penetrate fresh skin more thoroughly, which will result in a richer color and longer lasting bronze.

Take care not to use any oil-based products or fragrances when you’re preparing to head to the salon. Using these products before you apply tanning lotion can leave you with a weak, blotchy tan, and more vulnerable to a poor or allergic reaction to the UV light.

What to Bring

A good salon will have pretty much everything you need for an optimal tanning experience, but there are a few items you might want to throw in a bag to take with you. Grab a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated in the tanning bed heat, and a towel for any excess lotion or bronzer you might need to wipe away. Be sure to have eye and lip protection too—a pair of tanning goggles and an SPF lip balm will do the trick!

At the Tanning Salon

What to Wear

We recommend wearing something that’s easy to slide on and off, and for good measure maybe even something you don’t mind getting stained—sometimes bronzer has a mind of its own! Don’t wear makeup or any jewelry either.

When you arrive at your tanning station, disrobe to your comfort level. This could mean a bathing suit, underwear, crop top and shorts, or nothing at all. As long as you cover up sensitive areas that don’t usually see the sun, you’ll be good to go.

Tanning LotionHow to Make the Most Out of Your Indoor Tan

Using the right tanning lotion is incredibly important. If you’re not sure which product is best for you, ask an attendant and they’ll be able to help you choose. Make sure you’re using a lotion specifically designed for indoor tanning—other products can potentially damage tanning beds and won’t help your indoor tan properly develop.

Once you have the right lotion, apply it evenly all over your body in a circular motion. Wipe off any excess that may be left over. Tanning lotion is important for keeping your skin hydrated and ensuring your tan lasts as long as possible.

Session Length

Determine with a professional what the appropriate amount of time is for your first session and the ones that follow. You’ll want to start shorter and work your way up to avoid damage to your skin. Whatever you do, don’t stay in the tanning bed for too long and risk getting burned. Burning is bad for your skin, your tan, and downright painful.

Tanning Aftercare

Time Between Sessions

Your color will continue to develop for the next 24 hours following a tanning session, so it’s important that you wait at least 24-48 hours before heading back to the salon. This is also the best practice for keeping your skin healthy and preventing UV damage. Once you reach your ideal bronzed shade, you should be able to maintain it with only one or two sessions per week.

Use Product

If you don’t take care of your tan, you won’t get the most value out of it! A healthy, quality tan requires some at-home maintenance for the best results. Use a tan extender to enhance and prolong the life of your sun-kissed glow. It’s also a good way to keep your skin moisturized.

Moisturizing with the right products after indoor tanning is very important to help prevent wrinkles, signs of aging, and any skin damage that excessive UV light can cause.

Stay Healthy

Aside from being essential to your overall quality of life, forming healthy habits makes a significant contribution to your tan. When you’re feeling good mentally and physically, your skin will reflect that with a vibrant, natural shine that accentuates your beautiful bronze! A good diet and regular exercise also help offset the aging effects we mentioned that result from prolonged UV ray exposure.

Las Vegas Bronzed Tanning has the best resources and expert staff that you need to get the most out of your tanning experience. We’re dedicated to making sure you walk out of our salon with a dazzling glow that you feel was worth the time, preparation, and price! Call or visit our website to get started on the perfect tanning regimen for you and your skin!

Tanning Tips for Prom

Spring is such an exciting season for high schoolers! The school year is coming to an end, classes are winding up, students are preparing for graduation or to move to the next level, and of course—half of the school is working on planning the perfect prom night.

Primping for prom can be a lot of work, which is why you should trust a professional to handle your tanning needs and leave you free to worry about choosing the perfect dress, hairstyle, and date! But even those who make the smart investment in skilled tanning solutions need to keep a few things in mind. Check out the most important tips to remember during the prom tanning process.

Tanning Tips for Prom

Take special care to choose the right shade.

Nobody wants to show up to prom—or anywhere else—looking like a dolled up tangerine. If you’re going with a convenient airbrush or sunless option, avoid the rookie mistake of ending up with an orange or fake-looking tan by working with a professional to choose the best shade for your skin tone.

This rule applies to all spray tanning but is especially important for prom, where a botched tan can ruin your whole look and cloud the entire evening. If you’re fair or light-skinned, don’t go with a medium or dark tone hoping to make a statement.

In fact, it’s best to stick with light to medium shades for all tanning prom goers to achieve a natural glow and keep the focus on your gorgeous dress. Professional tanning services will help match you with the right color to bring out your most stunning features and make you feel like a princess!

Be sure to properly time your tanning.

Don’t wait until the morning of prom to decide you want to get a spray tan, or two days before to hop in a tanning booth for your first session. For the best results make sure you plan out your tanning schedule ahead of time.

The best time for a spray tan is about 1-2 days before prom. The extra time allows the tan to fully develop and settle into your skin to make it look natural. The color you walk out of the salon with will not be the same color you’re sporting two days later. You could even play it extra safe and test out any sunless options a month or two beforehand to see how you wear it and how it looks with your dress.

If you’re opting for some tanning bed rays, start your sessions at least 2-3 weeks before prom to give yourself enough time to achieve your ideal skin tone. Wait about 48 hours in between sessions and start with shorter ones, working your way up. Take extra care not to stay in a bed for too long and end up with burnt or peeling skin for your prom pictures.

Whichever option you decide to go with, just be sure to schedule your session (or sessions) ahead of time to secure your spot at the salon!

Prep your skin and nails beforehand.

We know that tanning isn’t the only self-care routine that’s on your list for prom prepping. You’re also going to want to find the best regimen for your hair and skin and primp your nails for the big day! When you’re planning out what you need to do to become prom-ready, make sure tanning is the final thing on the schedule.

Have your mani/pedi done before you hop in a spray tan or Versa Spa booth, as the product application can discolor your perfectly painted nails. Use a barrier cream on your nailbeds to prevent any bronzer build up—for fingers and toes! You’ll want to steer clear of any skincare products though such as lotions, deodorants, and perfumes, as these can prevent a spray tan from adhering to certain places.

Make sure you arrive for both sunless tanning and tanning bed sessions makeup-free, shaved, and exfoliated to ensure an even, deep, and longer-lasting tan. We suggest you take a little bit of time beforehand to do some research on the best maintenance practices for afterwards as well, to guarantee you get the most out of your tan.

Celebrate all of the work you’ve done this school year and treat yourself to everything you need to make prom your dream night. Here at Las Vegas Bronzed Tanning, we offer the best solutions to help bring out the prom queen in you!