First visit to a tanning salon - sunbed tanning tips for beginners

First visit to a tanning salon - sunbed tanning tips for beginners

You've never used the services of a tanning salon before? First time using sunbeds? Or has it been a long time since your last visit? In today's article, we will tell you how to prepare for sunbed tanning, what to take with you and what to do to make your tan last much longer. Keep on reading so you can discover how to start tanning!

A visit to the tanning salon - a step by step guide

We have prepared 10 tanning tips for beginners to help you avoid stress during your first time sunbed tanning. Follow these sunbed tips for beginners and we guarantee that the results will be stunning.

First time sunbed tips:

  • The day before tanning, exfoliate your entire body. You will get rid of dead skin, making the tan much more even and lasting longer.

  • To prevent possible irritations and allergic reactions, do not use any antiperspirants or perfumes on the day of tanning.

  • Remember to remove your jewelry before the tanning session. You don't want a white streak to appear on your skin where the necklace was.

  • Before tanning, remove your makeup so that your face tans evenly. Remove it at home, but if you don't have time, you can do it on the spot. Makeup remover and cotton pads should be available at the salon. If you prefer to use your own cosmetics, please bring them with you.

  • Inform the tanning salon staff that this is your first visit. The employees will help you choose the right sunbed and set the session time based on your skin phototype and the effects you want to achieve.

  • Do not use oils or cosmetics that are not intended for tanning in a tanning salon. They may irritate the skin and damage the tanning salon bed. Reach for sunbed creams intended for the tanning salon sessions.

Sunbed creams used in tanning salons can be categorized as bronzers, accelerators and bronzing accelerators. You can read more about specific categories HERE.

If you're about to start your adventure and plan to use sunbeds for the first time, we recommend using lotions that accelerate tanning. They are usually characterized by a white cosmetic formula, thanks to which you will not get any streaks. You'll get your amazing tan instantly - even after a relatively short tanning session.

Booster - our sunbed accelerator lotion is a hit! It's packed with well known all-natural ingredients that boost melanin production in the skin, which results in a beautiful tan in an incredibly short time. It includes shea butter, coconut oil and aloe vera - ingredients responsible for the proper level of skin hydration and nourishment. It also works well for soothing irritations. The scent of fresh fruit guarantees a feeling of refreshment after each tanning session. Your first visit to a tanning salon is the perfect time to try this tan accelerator!


  • ​What to bring to a tanning bed? Choose your tanning outfit according to your preferences. You can tan in underwear, a swimsuit or even naked. Just remember to cover your eyes with special protective googles.
  • The first tanning session in the sunbed should last from 5 to 8 minutes. You can extend this time during your next visit, but don't overdo it. Remember that tanning time should not exceed 15 minutes and the breaks between tanning sessions should be at least 48 hours.

IMPORTANT TIP! The lighter the complexion of your skin, the longer the intervals should be.

  • After tanning, moisturize your skin regularly. This improves the condition of the skin, moisturizes it and thus prolongs the tan effect and its longevity.

Our store offers a tan enhancer lotion - La Playa Tan & Glow Shimmer Body Lotion. In addition to ingredients supporting pigmentation, it is enriched with golden particles emphasizing your gorgeous bronze skin. This is a must-have for those who love to tan!

  • If you are taking contraceptives or other medications, read the included leaflet or consult a doctor before using a tanning salon. The same applies to many other beauty services. If you undergo various treatments, for example laser hair removal, ask if it is safe to tan. You can find more about when tanning is and isn't recommended HERE.

Book a visit to the tanning salon

Our goal is to dispel any doubts when it comes to using a sunbeds for beginners. Just because you're not familiar with something doesn't mean you shouldn't try it. A tanning session is a time for you, a moment of relaxation in the chaos of your busy everyday life. Follow our sunbeds for beginners tips and make the most of it!

Now you know everything about tanning for beginners, all the helpful tips, and what to bring to tanning salon. All that's left to do is book your first tanning session. Happy tanning! :)

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