Many tanning salons are now offering their clients a few different options to help you achieve a beautiful, bronze skin tone. While most tanners have tried the original lay-down tanning bed, stand up tanning is another option that offers tanners many benefits. Stand up tanning booths are booths that have tanning bulbs set into the walls and require the tanner to walk in and stand up within the booth for the duration of the tan. Many times tanners choose to keep their arms raised for the duration of the tanning period to allow a smooth, even tan to form.
The Benefits To Stand Up Tanning
While original tanning beds may offer a relaxing experience, they do not offer the tanner an all-over, even tan. In may cases, while using a lay-down tanning bed, tanners will form unusual tan lines under their arms, around their buttocks, and under their chest area. Also, often times after using a lay-down tanning bed, tanners will notice a pale circle of untanned skin forming on their lower back or upper buttocks region. Some of these unusual tan lines are able to be seen when wearing a swim suit, and even when wearing some popular summer fashions, like tanks tops or low rise pants. Fortunately, stand up tanning booths will offer a more even tan, for tanners who do not wish to have any visible tan lines. Because most tanners keep their arms raised while in a stand up tanning booth, the UV rays emitted from the bulbs are able to tan the entire arm and armpit area. In addition, since the tanner is standing up, they will not be causing their skin to crease as they are while laying down, which drastically decreases odd tan lines.
Another benefit of using a stand up tanning bed is the increased sanitation that they offer. While every tanning bed should be sufficiently cleaned between uses, stand up tanning beds offer a lower risk of contamination. Tanners will have less contact with the walls and bulbs of a stand up tanning booth, which will decrease their risk of infection and contact with bacteria.
How To Tan Safely In A Stand Up Tanning Booth
Like with all tanning beds, stand up tanning booths should be used in a safe and responsible manner. The user should ease into tanning and slowly increase the time spent in a tanning booth as the skin becomes more bronzed. If skin becomes irritated or burnt, the user should allow their skin to fully heal before resuming tanning. It is important to consider that many times stand up tanning booths use stronger UV bulbs than lay-down tanning beds. Because of this, first time tanners or tanners with pale or sensitive skin should be extra careful.
How To Make Stand Up Tanning More Enjoyable
Many tanners would rather relax and lay down in a tanning bed, but choose to tan in a stand up tanning booth to receive a quicker, more even tan. However, there are many ways to make your tanning experience more enjoyable while in a stand up booth. Many newer tanning booths now have outlets in which to plug in an iPhone or iPod. Being able to listen to your favorite music will make the time fly and will definitely increase the fun factor of your tanning experience.
In addition, many tanners enjoy experimenting with different tanning lotions and tanning accelerators. There is a wide range of great products to choose from and most tanning salons offer a widely knowledgeable staff to help you decide which products will work best for you. If you find that most tanning lotions are a bit out of your price range, you may want to consider purchasing sample sizes of the products you are interested in using, instead of the full size product. This allows you to really experiment and see what tanning lotion is worth the cost for you. Also, keep in mind that without using a tanning lotion or accelerator, the first five to seven minutes of tanning can be completely useless. Since stand up tanning booths are usually used for shorter periods of time, this can greatly cut down on your results. Over all, stand up tanning can be made to be a fun experience which offers better results that original lay-down tanning beds.