Spring Break Tanning Tips

Getting a Good Base Tan Before You Hit The Beach

Spring Break is here and warmer weather beckons – at least in some parts of the country! For those of you planning on taking advantage of your vacation time by flying to a sunny spot like Cancun or Fort Lauderdale, I’d like to offer a few tips on how to get a good base tan quickly, before exposing yourself to the elements. You don’t want to come back looking like a lobster!

First, come in to Dark Tan for 3-4 sessions, preferably close together, before your trip. Our high-pressure tanning beds imported from Italy are designed to give you higher levels of UVA that will give you deep color quickly. These are safer than normal UVB machines, which often burn the skin.

Speaking of UVB, that’s what you’ll be getting plenty of when you are out soaking in the sun at your destination. While sun exposure is healthy and important, unlike our tanning beds, there isn’t a switch to control how much you get. Therefore, it’s always important to limit your exposure as well as use sunscreen!

Be sure to keep hydrated to prevent heat stroke and after your day in the rays, moisturize your skin with aloe. The base tan you got here at Dark Tan will have you looking fantastic the second your toes touch the sand, and if you follow these simple pieces of advice, it will get even richer without any redness or pain.

If you don’t have the chance to get in enough sessions before you leave, you can always get instant color with our Versa spray tan, which literally takes just three minutes. But because this is just a temporary coating, it will be even more important to use that sunscreen when outdoors.

And, while you’re here at Dark Tan, don’t forget to get a massage! After all, it’s free with any visit.

We hope to see you soon!