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Understanding the tanning process

Achieving the perfect tan at the salon can be daunting, especially for those red heads with fair skin. However, with the right expert tips and the use of peptides, it is possible to achieve a beautiful and natural-looking tan without damaging your skin. In this blog post, we will share how to safely and effectively tan at the salon, even for those with sensitive skin or who may struggle to tan naturally. Keep reading to discover how to get the perfect tan every time!

Focus on these three key steps for effective results: 1. Stimulate 2. Activate 3. Hydrate

Stimulate – melanin production in your body.
Initiating melanin production in your skin is essential to optimise your tanning results. Preparation of the skin before any UV exposure is fundamental. We strongly advise utilizing a tanning lotion enriched with melanin-stimulating peptides. Our selection of tanning accelerators, which include these peptides, can significantly enhance this process. Begin applying the product approximately five days before exposure to UV rays to amplify your body’s melanin levels.

Additionally, integrating foods high in beta-carotene—such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and spinach—into your diet can further encourage melanin synthesis and improve the quality of your tan.

Activate – with UV exposure.
After preparing your skin, optimise the tanning process through controlled UV exposure. Initiate brief sessions to minimize the risk of skin damage and progressively extend both the duration and frequency as you build a base tan. It is imperative to avoid overexposure—ensuring that you do not sustain sunburn is crucial, along with protecting sensitive areas such as eyes and lips.

To achieve optimal results, select a tanning regime that aligns with your skin type. We recommend consulting a salon professional to accurately determine the suitable exposure time and type of tanning bed for your specific needs. With expert advice and conscientious management of UV exposure levels, you are on track to developing a rich, enduring tan.

Hydrate – with after sun
Following your tanning session, it is essential to undertake appropriate skin care measures to sustain your radiant glow. To prevent dryness and peeling, generously apply a moisturizer tailored for post-tanning needs—such as an after-sun lotion—to enhance the longevity of your tan. Products enriched with coconut and/or shea butter are highly recommended for facial and hand care.

Additionally, maintaining internal hydration by drinking ample water will further support skin health. Refrain from exfoliating or shaving immediately after tanning to protect the integrity of your tan. Adhering to a consistent skincare regimen post-tan will ensure that your skin remains healthy and your tan appears flawless.

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Avoiding common tanning mistakes
is essential to achieve the perfect tan. One common mistake to avoid is overexposure to UV rays, which can damage your skin and cause premature ageing. It’s crucial to follow the recommended tanning session duration and frequency to avoid potential harm. Moreover, using the incorrect tanning products or not using them properly can result in an uneven tan or skin irritation. Remember to always consult with your tanning salon professional to ensure you’re using the right products and techniques for your skin type.

Achieving a natural and even tan every time
To ensure a flawless tan, exfoliate your skin before each tanning session. This step helps to remove dead skin cells, allowing the tanning solution to absorb evenly. In addition, moisturize your skin regularly to maintain hydration, contributing to a more even tan. Work in circular motions to prevent