Indoor Tanning And Individual Types Of Skin

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Most people are able to enjoy tanning indoors. However, you should be aware of a few things about your individual skin type so that you can ensure safety while tanning indoors. Using the right tanning lotions and other tanning products is also important. One of the major things that you need to know about yourself is your skin type. This will help you decide how long to tan, what types of tanning lotion to use and how to ensure that you get the most out of every tanning session. You will also know how to best protect yourself from the risks that are associated with indoor tanning. You should try to work with a professional at your tanning salon to make sure you are using the correct indoor tanning lotion for your skin type.

It is generally agreed that there are six different skin types assosiated with tanning. The characteristics of these basic skin types are as follows:

1. Lightest skin tone. People with very pale skin that sometimes appears almost blueish white or translucent fall into this category. These people will normally also have light colored eyes. This skin type has trouble tanning naturally and burns very easily. People with this skin type have to be very careful when tanning either indoors or outside. They should be extra cautious when using a tanning lotion and should always work with their salon professionals to limit their sessions appropriately. Some people withthis skin type might even find that indoor tanning is too much for their skin and they can't do it safely. They should therefore avoid tanning in case they burn badly.

2. Light skin tone. People with this skin tone are almost the same as those in the first category. However, they do sometimes tan naturally without burning if they are careful in using outdoor tanning lotion and sun protection. These people benefit greatly from indoor tanning where they can use the right tanning lotion and timing to create a controlled environment that allows them to tan without burning. Limited exposure in the tanning bed is recommended as a way togradually build up their tan. People with a light skin tone should not look for quick results.

3. Light brown skin tone. People with light brown skin as well as light brown hair and eyes will find that indoor tanning works well for them. These people often burn outdoors but this burn regularly turns into an acceptable tan after the burn fades. When using the right tanning lotion, people with a light brown skin tone can safely tan indoors, while avoiding the burn and getting the desired tan.

4. Light olive skin. People with this skin tone will always manage to get a sunburn if they are outdoors in the sun too long but will also tan easily. When using the right tanning lotion and including good tanning habits, they can get a great tan from tanning indoors.

5. Dark brown skin. People with dark brown skin tend to tan easily outdoors and will find that they achieve the same great results with indoor tanning.

6. Black skin. People with what is considered to be black skin rarely burn and are less likely to use products to assist with their tanning. People with this skin type tan very well in an indoor tanning salon. They should always use a tanning lotion which contains moisturizers to increase the evenness of the tan and improve the glow behind the tan. Using a good moisturizer will keep the tan looking good for a longer period of time.

It is very important that you know your skin type as this will help you figure out what kind of tanning products are right for you and how you can safely tan indoors. Unless you have unusually light skin or some extraneous condition, indoor tanning should be safe for you if you follow the proper procedures and use the right products.

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