If you're looking for a summer glow in the midst of February, tanning has many benefits. However, like most newcomers to a salon, you may have questions about what’s involved and how to prepare. The guide below offers advice for making sure your first time leaves a positive, lasting impression.
5 Ways to Get Ready for Your First Tanning Salon Appointment
1. Schedule Wisely
Make sure to schedule enough time on the day of your visit. Spray tans, for example, should be left for several hours to sit on your skin, so wait until you have a free afternoon to book an appointment.
2. Pick the Right Service
Most salons offer a choice between a tanning bed or spray. The first usually requires several visits to get the results you want; however, they tend to last longer. The second option makes a more immediate difference, but it is harder to achieve the precise color you are looking for. Therefore, spend some time thinking about which choice is right for your skin.
3. Prep Your Skin
Exfoliate for a few days before the tanning appointment. This allows you to slough away dead skin cells that may lead to an uneven tan after they’ve fallen off. However, be careful not to scrub too hard. Your skin should feel baby soft but not raw.
4. Skip Products
It's best to go into the salon without makeup or heavy perfumes. While some salons do provide makeup wipes or makeup removers, the oil from these can also alter the tan on your face.
5. Wear the Right Clothing
Whichever type of tanning service you choose, make sure to wear loose and comfortable clothing that won’t cling to your skin. Old or dark apparel is best since the bronzing lotions, combined with sweat, may cause discoloration.
Want a sun-kissed look this winter? Head to Stillwater’s Touch of Bronze in Stillwater, OK, where the professionals are committed to helping you achieve an irresistible glow. Visit their website to schedule an appointment or do it over the phone at (405) 533-1826 today and ask about how to get your first tanning session for free.