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!