Summertime is almost here — my favorite time of the year! Warm and sunny weather, cookouts, bonfires and, of course, you might catch me by a pool or at the beach a few times. But the majority of my sun time comes from tanning inside. One perk of tanning inside is that tan lines are completely optional!

Before you plan a summer kickoff event, be sure to build your bronzed glow by visiting a tanning bed. I’ve already made some of my plans, and now I need to build a solid base tan so I can have fun in the sun.

If you’ve never tanned inside before, be sure to speak with a one of your local salon's tanning consultants. They’ll be able to evaluate your skin tone and type and help you make a plan to build up a base tan. Trust me, everyone’s different, and the best place to start tanning is in a controlled place, where experienced consultants can guide you on which sunbed or sunless booth to use and which products to use.

Here are a few helpful tanning tips from the staff at Sun Tan City:

  1. Don’t tan too much! Your tan doesn’t stop once you get out of the sunbed or sunless booth — it can continue for up to 24 hours!
  2. Be prepared! It can take a couple of visits to build a base tan using any of the sunbeds, depending on the strength of the bed.
  3. Stay moisturized! Use one of their amazing tan extenders throughout development of your base tan. Tan extenders are specialized lotions designed to lengthen the life of your tan. Every tan extender has an individual set of benefits, so talk to a tanning consultant for help determining which will be the best lotion for your tanning goals.

Plan ahead, tan ahead, and enjoy your beautiful bronze color while you’re having fun this summer!

Be bright. Please tan responsibly!