December marks the start of beach vacations. Responsible use of indoor tanning beds to build a “base tan” can actually help protect your skin against sunburn better than just sunscreen use alone. An excellent article from the American Suntanning Association explains the science behind building a safe and effective base tan.
Base Tan : Nature’s Sunscreen
These two steps combine to create a powerful natural sunscreen that doesn’t wash off quickly. Tanning at Tan It All guarantees a trained operator can give a tanner controlled UV exposures to gradually develop this natural sunscreen while minimizing the risk of sunburn. This base tan adds another layer to your sunburn protection arsenal – an add-on to your sunscreen, making it effective at preventing sunburn.
This is the reason why many clientele visit Tan It All prior to sunny vacations. In sunny environments many fair-skinned people can sunburn during normal outdoor activities even while wearing sunscreen. But with a base tan their sunscreen becomes more effective and they are much less likely to sunburn.
Not sure how to start a base tan? Check out this post about UVA vs UVB.