Skin Type in Conjunction With Tanning Lotion

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Most people are able to enjoy tanning indoors. However, there are a few things you need to know about yourself and your skin type so that you can safely tan indoors while using the right tanning lotions and other tanning products. One of the most important things that you need to know about yourself is what your skin type is. This will help you determine how long you can spend in the tanning bed, what types of tanning lotion to use and how to best protect yourself from the risks that are associated with indoor tanning. It is a good idea to work with a professional at your tanning salon to determine the exact details about indoor tanning for your skin type but you can work out some of the basics on your own so that you have a good starting point.

There are six different skin types in terms of tanning. The characteristics of those basic skin types are as follows:

1. The lightest skin tone. People with very pale skin that sometimes appears almost white or translucent fall into this category. These people also have light colored eyes. This skin type has trouble tanning naturally and also burns very easily. This category might be the only group of people who might never be able to tan without burning. People with this skin type should be very careful when tanning either indoors or out. They should be extra cautious to use the right tanning lotion and to work with their salon professionals to limit their sessions appropriately. Some people with skin type one will find that indoor tanning is too much for their skin and they can't do it safely.

2. Light skin tone. People with this skin tone are very similar to 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. Limiting the time spent in either the sun or the tanning bed will help ensure that they burn as little as possible. A tanning bed places them in a controlled environment that allows them to tan without burning. Limited exposure in the tanning bed is highly recommended for this group as is gradual build-up of the tan. People with a light skin tone should never look for quick results. They might never be as brown as other people but over time will tan a little.

3. Light brown skin tone. People with light brown skin as well as light brown hair and eyes will find that indoor tanning works very well for them. They are very well suited to indoor tanning. These people often burn outdoors but this burn regularly turns into a tan after the burn fades. Using the right tanning lotion people with a light brown skin means that they can safely tan indoors, while avoiding the burn and getting the desired tan.

4. Light olive skin. People with this skin tone will get sunburnt if they are outdoors in the sun too long but will tan easily. If they burn it does turn into a nice color after the burn fades. Using the right tanning lotion and tanning habits, they can get a great tan from tanning indoors.

5. Dark brown skin. People with dark brown skin tend to tan very easily outdoors and will find that they see the same results with indoor tanning. This group rarely burns either inside or outside and get good results from both methods.

6. Black skin. People with black skin rarely burn and are less likely to use products to assist with tanning. People with this skin type will tan well in an indoor tanning salon. They should always use tanning lotions which moisturize the skin to increase the evenness of the tan and improve the glow behind the tan. A good moisturizer will ensure their tan looks even better.

If you know your skin type it will help you figure out what type of tanning products are right for you and how safe indoor tanning may be. Unless you have an unusually light skin or some extraneous condition, indoor tanning is going to be safe for you provided you follow the proper procedures and use the right products. If you fall into the first category you should be extremely careful about time spent tanning whether it be in or outside.

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