A healthy, glowing tan will make you look and feel more attractive. Tanning is perfect for special occasions, such as weddings, birthday parties or other events when you want to look your best. They are also great in the winter months when your skin becomes pale and dull due to the lack of UV exposure. This article details some of the ways you can achieve a beautiful tan.

Stand-up Tanning Booths

Stand-up tanning booths are an easy and convenient way to get a tan. You simply walk into a special booth which is covered in vertical UV tubes. A fan is built into the booth to ensure that you are kept cool while you tan. Eye goggles, or special flexible eye stickers, should be worn to protect the eye area.

Tanning Beds

Tanning beds are specially designed machines in which you lie down on a bed which is covered with a number of UV bulbs. As with stand up tanning beds, eye goggles should be used to protect your eyes from the UV rays. Tanning beds can be used either in your underwear, or with nothing on, to ensure that you get an even, all over body tan.

Fake Tan

Fake tan provides a safe and convenient way to get a tan without having to expose your skin to UV light. There are a large range of products available on the market that are able to give you a healthy looking and realistic tan, so that no one will be able to tell that it's not the real thing. Fake tan products can come in lotion form, or in spray form. At a salon a trained professional will be able to give you an all over spray tan.


The most economic way to get a tan is to spend time in the sunshine. Of course this is not always appropriate for people who live in areas which receive little sunlight, or for those areas where the UV rays are particularly strong and can cause major skin damage. If you are tanning in the sun you should avoid laying out between 11am and 2pm when the sun is at its strongest. You should also use the appropriate sunscreen to protect your skin from burning. Not only is sunburn painful and unattractive, but it can also cause serious long-term damage to your skin.

You can find tanning services in your area by searching for them online. Simply type 'tanning salons' along with the city or town that you live in into your search engine. You can then browse through the results until you find a salon that provides the service or services you require. Always choose a reputable company that has high quality, tested equipment or products, and trained professionals so that you can ensure you will be safely tanning. As with any exposure to UV light, you should talk to a qualified assistant who will be able to help you to make a safe tanning plan, so that you can have a beautiful golden glow all year round.