Tips for Indoor Tanning Preparation

Tanning Preparation

To Achieve the Perfect Tan, Follow a Few Simple Steps.

To make the most of every session, it makes sense to practice some indoor tanning preparation. These tips will help you make the most of your time, and receive a healthier tan to boot. To both protect your skin and maximize your tan, follow these strategies in anticipation of your next session.


You should ideally exfoliate every day of the week preceding your tanning session. When you exfoliate, you remove dead skin cells to create a smooth surface for your new tan. To do this, use a body pouf and scrub the skin with a gentle soap. You can also use a commercial kit available at most drug stores or beauty outlets.

Apply Lotion

Before the actual tanning session, make sure you apply an in-door tanning lotion. This preps your skin for the session and maximizes its effectiveness. Apply the lotion with a circular movement across your entire body to achieve an even tan. Do not use outdoor tanning lotions, as they can damage the indoor equipment.

What to Wear

Check with your salon to learn about any tanning bed clothing requirements. Follow these, or decide whether you feel most comfortable in a bathing suit, undergarments, or nothing at all. Make sure to remove all jewelry prior to the session, protect your eyes with goggles, and avoid all perfumes and makeup.

For an ideal tan or more guidance with tanning preparation, contact or visit one of Cancun Tan’s six locations: north and south Arlington, Burleson, Grand Prairie, Hurst, and Mansfield, TX.