What is the best time of day to get tan?

Best time of day to tan
If your goal is to tan faster in the shortest amount of time, then it's best to be outside when the sun's rays are the strongest. This timeframe will vary slightly depending on where you live. But generally, the sun is strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

How many hours is a good tan?

Most people will tan within 1 to 2 hours in the sun. It's important to remember that both burns and tans may take a while to set in, so if you don't see color immediately, it doesn't mean you're not getting any color or should use lower SPF.

Will 30 minutes a day get me tan?

Is 30 minutes in the sun long enough to tan? Yes, if you have fair to light skin. If you have light skin or very light skin, 10 to 30 minutes in the sun is a perfect amount of time for a tan. Much longer than that, and you could start to develop a sunburn.

Can I get tan at 5pm?

While many believe tanning in the evening does not reap the same results, others prefer it. But is it really possible to tan in the evening? If you want a short answer, then yes, it is completely possible to get a beautiful tan even if you spend time in the sun after 5 PM.

How to tan faster?

How to get a tan faster
  1. Use sunscreen with an SPF of 30. ...
  2. Change positions frequently. ...
  3. Eat foods that contain beta carotene. ...
  4. Try using oils with naturally occurring SPF. ...
  5. Don't stay outside for longer than your skin can create melanin. ...
  6. Eat lycopene-rich foods. ...
  7. Choose your tanning time wisely.


What time should you avoid tanning?

Seek shade: Limit your direct exposure to the sun, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV rays are strongest.

How long does it take a tan to set in?

Your skin can start tanning immediately after exposure to UV light however if you're after a deeper and darker tan – that's likely going to take 2-3 days to get noticeable. You can, however, speed up this process using a tan accelerator like Base Tan.

How long do tans last?

A natural tan will usually last for around 7-10 days, although this can vary for each different skin type and colour. However, any exposure to sun during that 7-10 day period could mean that your tan will hang around for longer, so the length of time it lasts really does depend on the individual.

Will my tan develop in 2 hours?

It isn't until 3-4 hours after application that you will begin to rapidly see the tan revealing itself. A spray tan will peak in development at around 8-12 hours. IMPORTANT: Do not leave your 2 hour tan on for longer than 2 hours or over-development may result.

Should I tan 3 times a week?

Most indoor tanning professionals recommend 3 tanning sessions a week until a tan is developed, and then 2 each week after that to maintain the tan. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations prohibit more than 1 tanning sessions in a single day. Avoid overexposure.

Why does my skin not tan?

There are genetic factors related to how your skin responds to sunlight. Some genes affect the body's ability to create melanin in response to sun exposure. A new study3 looked at nearly 200,000 people to see how well they tan. It included a wide range of people, from people who never tan to people who never burn.

How many days a week do you need to keep a tan?

Maintain your perfect shade by tanning 1-3 times a week. Consult with the Tanning Experts® for a personalized tan retention plan.

Should you shower before or after tanning?

Your first shower after tanning plays a crucial role to achieve the perfect golden tanned skin. Whether you're out in the sun, on a sunbed, or used an indoor tanning lotion, showering after tanning will define the shade and tone of your tan.

Should you shower after tanning?

Gives Your Body Some Time to Tan

It feels like a quick process, and it is, but your body keeps working after you hop out of the tanning booth. Give it at least a couple of hours before you decide to take a shower. You'll get more effective and longer lasting results that way.

Does your tan develop after a shower?

Please note: the tan will continue to develop even after the shower, so do not be alarmed if you're not as tanned as you expect to be. The tan will continue to develop over the next 12-24 hours.

Do you get better tan in the water?

In or On the Pool –Water reflects sunlight, so one of the best ways to catch some serious sun is to be in the water, or to lie on water on a floatable device. This means sunlight will reflect off the water and bounce right onto you.

Can a tan become permanent?

Can a tan be permanent? A tan is never permanent because skin naturally exfoliates itself over time. This causes the tanned skin to flake off. New cells are formed and older skin sloughs off.

How many times a week can you tan safely?

Moderate tanning of 2-3 sessions a week is OK for everyone else but ensure you rest the skin for a minimum of 24 hours between each session and at least 48 hours for skin type 2. The European Standard advises not to exceed 60 sessions per annum.

How many times do I have to tan before I see results?

Usually, the skin will not tan after the first session, and the results only become visible after 3-5 sunbed tanning sessions. These sessions allow the skin to oxidize its melanin, darken the cells, and produce a tan. Lighter skin types may need a few extra sessions for the tan to deepen.

How long should you tan to get results?

Starting at four to eight minutes per session is ideal for the first two weeks. This skin type will already have a base tan, so adding one-minute increments as long as you are comfortable and do not show any signs of burning or irritation is safe.

Will tan develop after 3 hours?

Your Bellamianta tan should last between 3-5 days, and with good preparation and moisturising it can last even longer. However, everyone's skin naturally exfoliates at a different rate. How long will it take for my tan to develop? Most of our tans develop over 2-4+ hours.

What should you not do before tanning?

Lotions not made for the sunbed won't help your tan and may even cause damage to the sunbed. DO check the side effects of your prescription medications — some include skin sensitivity with UV exposure. DON'T wear makeup or jewelry, and avoid heavy perfumes or essential oils.

Do and don'ts of tanning?

The Dos and Don'ts of Tanning!
  • Always wear Sunscreen. Whether you're a naturalist or you subscribe to using pre-packaged store-bought brands, using sunscreen is a must. ...
  • Use other skin products with UVA/UVB protection. ...
  • Limit your “Face time” ...
  • Don't Bake Your Skin.

How can I make my tan more golden?


Exfoliation is the first step to building a long-lasting, deep tan. Exfoliating your skin will remove all the dead cells which can prevent a uniform tan. The best is to start exfoliating a few days before being exposed to the sun as it leaves the skin a little sensitive and more prone to sunburns.

What to do immediately after tanning?

Caring for Your Skin After Tanning
  1. Hydrate. Drink water right after you tan (whether you've used the sun or a tanning bed). ...
  2. Moisturize. ...
  3. Take a break. ...
  4. Use a tanning lotion (but it needs to be one used for indoor tanning only). ...
  5. Don't shower. ...
  6. Eat dark chocolate.