Preparing Your Skin For Tanning

Even though it’s sunny in Windsor around 245 days a year, us Northern Coloradoans want an easy and beautiful tan year round. We also want healthy and radiant skin that will look great for years to come. You can achieve both of these by being conscious of your skin and stopping by our brand new tanning salon,Nova Tans. We care about the health of your skin, so before you plan on spending time in our beds or spray tans, here are some tips on how to prepare your skin.

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Exfoliate Your Skin

For anyone who regularly goes to a tanning salon, you know how important it is to make sure you get an even tan all over your body. Splotches on your arms or legs, or fading on your stomach and sides, can be hard to remedy. This can be caused by various things, one of them being dead skins cells that remain on your body. Dry skin will actually hold more color than soft and smooth skin. By exfoliating, you can remove these cells and unclog pores, which will help promote an even tan. In the shower, use a loofah with a good body scrub, or use a body brush for even better results. Now your skin will evenly tan when in the bed.


It’d be a shame to spend money at a tanning salon just to shave after and have the color flake off. Some leg or arm hair won’t stop the UV rays of a tanning bed from sticking to your skin, so this step isn’t a necessity unless you’re headed for a night on the town later and need smooth legs. If you’re headed to a spray tan, however, shaving after a tan can cause the tan to not last as long as the formula sticks to your hair’s follicles and will leave tiny dots.


Moisturize or Not to Moisturize

There can be some confusion about if and when to moisturize when going to a tanning salon. Moisturizing is always a good choice when it comes to the health of your skin, but what do you do before using a tanning bed or spray tan? Whichever service you’re planning on using, moisturize the night before to give your skin the proper nutrients it needs. If you’re using a spray tan, forego the moisturizer right before your session. It can actually create a barrier and will keep the color from getting to your skin, just like hair will. With a tanning bed, use a moisturizer the night before and after your session. There are specific moisturizers that can be used during the tanning bed session.

Overall, having clean and moisturized skin will help the tan apply more evenly and will help the tan last longer. With Nova Tans tanning salon in Windsor, you can experience a fabulous glow during the remaining 120 cloudy days in Colorado. If you’re a beginner or a novice tanner, make sure you’re getting the best service, the best equipment, and the best tan. Call us today to learn about our VIP Memberships.