To Tan Or Not To Tan...Imagine That!
A Quick Post To Teach You How And If You Should Tan!
Understanding How to Protect your Skin:
It is important to use a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays, but what is the difference between the two? UVA rays are always present, no matter the weather or season and were once thought of as less damaging. However, we now know that these rays are very powerful and are one of the main causes of premature aging, sun spots and leathery skin. UVA rays deeply penetrate the skin and can also penetrate clothing and glass. UVB rays are not are strong as UVA rays, but they are the main cause of sunburns and skin cancers and thus are just as damaging, if not more damaging, than UVB rays.
UVB = Ultraviolet B, UVA = Ultraviolet A
Lotions: Did you know you can use a High end tanning lotion, get tan and not have to go in a bed at all? There is a variety of lotions to bring out your tan and here are some of my favorites: Cypher, JWOWW One and Done, Adore, Luminary, Elusive, Sexy legs, and more. Check out your local tanning salon to see what they have to offer.
While people are still in limbo; to tan or not to tan think about this: Being in the full sun all day with a medium SPF is more harmful then tanning in a bed. Here are some examples of my local tanning salons. The only place I go is iTan but I do check out what other tanning salons have to offer. I have listed a picture of the beds and a description of the level.
LEVEL 1 Our basic sunbed using low pressure tanning power.
LEVEL 2 This bed uses the highest amount of UVB for the best source of Vitamin D and to build your body’s natural SPF.
LEVEL 3 A tanning bed that uses a combination of UVA and UVB, which prepares your skin for bronzing in the higher level beds.
LEVEL 4 Bronzing bed that utilizes medium and high pressure tanning power.
LEVEL 5 A bronzing bed that utilizes high pressure tanning technology to give you a dark and long lasting color.
VersaSpa: The VersaSpa creates flawless, skin rejuvenating sunless results.
Mystic Spray: The Mystic gives a flawless and natural-looking spray tan for all skin types in just five minutes.
MagneTan®: The MagneTan® technology ensures uniform coverage over the entire body. The sunless tanning solution instantly transforms into a quick, natural-looking tan that continues to develop throughout the day. Enjoy a perfectly natural-looking tan in one session!
Another reason I love my local tanning salon is all the spa treatments they now have. Toning, skill regenerating, acne relief, hot beds and more. Here is an overview of the spa services:
SMART Tan: Uses new technology that calculates a personalized tanning session to help achieve a balanced approach to tanning.
Fit Body Wrap:The FIT Body wrap aids in the breakdown of fat tissue with the use of Far infrared (FIR) energy. This leads to calorie loss and reduces the appearance of cellulite.The FIT Body wraps apply heat to the body, which eliminates toxins and metabolic wastes by increasing sweat production. This can also lead to faster recovery of aching and injured muscles.
Lumiere Skin Rejuvenation: The Lumiére Skin Rejuvenation facial soothing system effectively removes fine lines, wrinkles and age spots while enhancing your skin’s overall appearance.
The Beauty Angel: The Beauty Angel Skin Rejuvenation reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and cellulite while stimulating circulation throughout your entire body.
The Hydration Station: The Hydration Station infuses your skin with revitalizing moisture, aromatherapy, heat and steam during this soothing spa experience. The Hydration Station provides natural moisturization, while boosting the effectiveness of nutrients in skincare products at the same time.
Teeth Whitening:The Teeth Whitening System utilizes UV light whitening gels to give you instantly whiter teeth. The process begins when you open the prefilled teeth whitening kit that includes all supplies needed to enhance your smile.
Aqua Jet Therapy: The Aqua Jet Therapy is an advanced water-driven massage system that gives you a relaxing massage in complete privacy.
Fun Facts About Tanning: 1 Fashion icon Coco Chanel popularized the suntan in the 1920s when she acquired a tan during a cruise. 2 A German medical company made the first indoor tanning lamp in 1903 to help patients with Vitamin D deficiencies. 3 In 1978, a German scientist introduced indoor tanning lamps in the U.S. after discovering the benefits of sunlight on athletes. 4 Yuma, Arizona receives the most sunshine of any U.S. city, experiencing sunshine for 90% of its annual daylight hours. 5 Juneau, Alaska, which receives only 30% of the annual possible sunshine, is the least sunny city in the U.S. 6 A century ago, sunbathing and tanning were only indulged in for health reasons, to cure or prevent diseases.
Amys' Favorite Lotions: Cypher, Elusive, Elixer, Anything by JWOWW, Luminary and they are still giving me newer lotions to try outside of the bed. Guess what ladies? It works. - Amy