ever noticed that when you tan there are times that you seem
to reach a place where no matter what you do your tan does
not seem to get any darker? Well that is called a plateau
and yes we all reach them from time to time. A plateau is
when you feel like you've topped out, your tan is as dark
as it is going to get. You look in a mirror and you look
the same so you get frustrated. The first thing you say is "I'm
not getting any darker it must be the tanning bed", or "I
bet they don't change the lamps", and it goes on from
there with you being upset about not getting any darker when
in fact you simply have just reached a plateau.
Plateaus even though they are annoying are certainly not uncommon
they happen to all tanners from time to time. Knowing your
skin will help you understand its capabilities and that temporary
stopping point or plateau. Several things that actually can
help cause a plateau are a poor diet, changes in diet or medications
or changes in the medications that you may be taking. Additionally
your body has a way focusing on moderation in about everything
you do. For instance diets, if you have ever dieted you know
that you can work really hard and lose some weight and all
of a sudden your body will stop losing and no matter how much
you cut down or change your eating habits nothing seems to
work. Your body is trying to protect you from starving by working
on less calories. One of the ways you can shock a diet into
working better is to trick your system and that can be done
by getting off the diet for a day or two and then start again.
Then when you get back on the diet the loss will again occur.
The tanning process works like that. Your skin is your bodies
largest organ and it is your protective layer so to speak.
You see Tanning is your skins own way of protecting you from
sunburn. So the next time you reach a plateau I have a few
suggestions that should help you past it fairly fast. If you
are a beginning tanner a tanner with almost no color and you
are starting to develop a tan and you reach a plateau, you
need to step up to a little stronger lotion. If you are a professional
tanner and you have found yourself using only the top end lotions
then you need to purchase a beginning lotion, switch to the
beginning lotion for tanning for about a week or so and then
go back to what you were using and you will see nice increases
in your level of color.
Some of the other things that can help a lot when you reach
a plateau are switching to advanced beds, or switching advanced
beds, take Tan Enhancer Pills, switch lotions. Try a tingle
lotion because it will help increase the circulation at the
skins surface and you will get faster results. Get a great
moisturizer, preferably with a tanextenders in it to keep your
skin lubricated. Soft skin tans a lot better than hard dry
skin. Keep your skin moisturized whether or not you are tanning.
Sometimes switching to an oil like Wow or Texas Crude instead
of a lotion for awhile will help because of the magnification
properties found in these tropical blend oils.
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