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Cure for "The Tanners Itch"

  • Some people may notice tanner's itch when first exposing skin: this is an indication that the heat and light have dried the skin, and it will likely disappear with a break from tanning of a few days, and by using tanning lotion while tanning, and a good moisturizer afterwards.
  • Choose your soap carefully. Bars of deodorant soap may get you squeaky clean, but they also dry your skin out. Use liquid soap, it gets you clean and is less harsh on your skin.
  • Moisturize your skin. The heat and light from tanning sessions can dry your skin. Because moist skin tans best, we recommend you moisturize before and after each tanning session to get the most out of each session.

Cure For "Smiley Face"

  • To avoid the "smiley face" under our cheeks, sit with your legs over the edge of the bed for the last 2 or 3 minutes

Tanning Plateau
  • Deepen your tan by useing the Stand-Up once a week to deepen your existing tan.
  • Sometimes simply alternating tanning lotions or oils; will boost your tan, or try a tingle lotion or use a bronzer.
  • After you tan, be sure to wait at least 6 hours before you shower. Your skin is not finished processing the UV light it just received. All tanning lotions need this time to help develop your tan. It is actually best to wait even longer. While taking a shower right after tanning won't instantly wash away the tan, it will probably minimize the total impact of the session.
  • Shave before you tan. Shaving acts like an exfoliator, leaving you with fresh, smooth skin. Do it before you tan, preferably a few hours before tanning so the skin has a chance to recover.

What To Protect

  • Protect your eyes. Simply closing your eyes or covering facew with towel you tan is not adequate protection against possible long-term eye injury. Wearing the FDA-compliant eye protection can eliminate long-term injury.
  • Protect your lips. They do not produce melanin and will burn easily unless you protect them with lip balms or sunscreen.
  • If you plan to tan in the nude, it is a good idea to cover previously unexposed areas for the majority of your tanning session for the first few sessions. Gradually increase exposure to these areas, giving the skin time to build melanin production.

Is Red Skin Better

  • Many people grow up thinking that if they do not experience a slight red or pinkish tint after they tan that they did not "get anything." The truth is that the red or pinkish tint you see is actually sunburn (or erythema) -- your skin's worst enemy. The fact is that the sunburns we experience due to lack of information when we are growing up are the very things that lead to skin damage later in life.
  • Smart tanners know that the key to avoiding sunburn in moderation in terms of UV exposure. The best way to ensure a "smart tan" is to take advantage of the years of research that have gone into tanning equipment to provide you with a controlled, predictable dosage of UV light. Also, use lotions to moisturize your skin before and after tanning. If you do tan outdoors, remember that the sun emits whatever types of UV rays it wants. Several other environmental factors come into play with outdoor UV light, making exposure unpredictable.
  • Do not rely on the color of your skin to tell you when to get out of the sun. Overexposure isn't evident sometimes until hours after the sun has gone down. It's better to use a sunscreen and to wear protective clothing than to risk overexposure, which can lead to skin damage.


  • UVA rays are the rays that brown your skin
  • UVB rays are the rays that burn your skin

Before You Tan SHOWER

  • You should shower before you tan to cleans the skin of dirt and dead skin cells that would filter UV penetration. The heat from the shower opens the pores, causing the skin to take in more of the oxygen vital to tanning.

Dark Face Tanning

  • Remove your Makeup. Makeup will block the UV rays from reaching your face.
  • Chewing Gum will increase the blood flow in your face, therefore increasing the oxygen in your skin allowing your face to tan better.
  • Use a Tanning Lotion specifically made for your face.
  • There are lotions designed for the delicate skin on your face.
  • They are hypoallergenic and will not only help your face tan better but also help the signs of agging.
  • You can use them as a daily moisturizer to promote an even greater tan and they will not clog your pores.


  • If you are taking any medications, please check with your doctor or pharmacist. Some medications can cause reactions with UV light.

Lotion Application

  • Apply lotion before leaving home to allow time for lotion to penetrate through skin to maxaims tanning results.
  • Lotions created for indoor tanning help you tan faster. In addition, they replace moisture lost while tanning and help maintain your tan. Many help reduce and combat the signs of aging (the appearance of fine line and wrinkles.) By using lotions you can tan faster in fewer sessions. Ask a Scorchers tanning professional for the lotion that's best for your skin and your tanning goals
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