How Often Should You Tan? What Is The Best Number of Times to Tan per Month?

Tans are a good indicator of how much UV exposure you’ve had. They let other people know that you’ve been out in the sun and active. Plus, they can provide protection from UV rays when applied to the skin that needs it most. Tans in a bed might seem like the easiest way to get one, but the question is: how often should you tan in a bed?

Why does my tan fade?

Deteriorating melanin is a natural part of the ageing process. Your skin is composed of two different layers: the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis consists of dead cells which help regulate temperature and moisture. The dermis is responsible for the production of new cells. A thin layer of dead cells lies on top of the dry skin‘s dead layer. Melanin is responsible for producing melanin, a natural protective pigment that protects the skin from UV rays. As you age, you start to lose melanin. It doesn’t mean that you’re getting older. It means that your skin cells are changing and losing protective melanin. When your skin is losing melanin, it means that you’re losing protective UV protection. So, as you age, your tan will begin to fade.


How Does a Tanning Bed Work?

When you lay in the tanning bed, UV rays are split into two types of UV radiation – UVA and UVB. UVA rays are the ones that cause wrinkles and sunspots. UVB rays are what cause sunburns. So, by applying your tan to a person’s skin that is already sensitive, it can be much easier to fade in comparison to other ways of getting a tan. One of the many issues with a tanning bed is that it doesn’t tan evenly. Some parts of the skin will be darker than others. If you want to look tan all over your body, you’ll need to visit a tanning salon, where they can even apply tanning products to you before you enter a tanning booth.

How to Stay Safe When Indoor Tanning?

Indoor tanning is generally safe if you have a UVB-emitting source, like a tanning bed. But if you’re in a room with a window, you have to be extra careful. When you’re in direct sunlight without a UV source, you’re more likely to get a burn, or worse, skin cancer. Any activity that can expose you to Ultraviolet light for a prolonged amount of time increases your risk. That includes drinking coffee or dark chocolate, doing housework, driving or biking, working on your feet, sleeping on a bed, camping, getting a sunburn, and using an indoor tanning bed. You should take special care if you’re travelling to areas with less sunshine. You don’t want to get a sunburn while sunbathing in a beach town, or if you have to spend a lot of time in the water.

How Often Should You Tan Outside? And When Should You Use A Bed?

Many people do not like to go in the sun, so some of us seek out other places to get a self tan. However, you should not tan in the sun. The tan you get from the sun isn’t very good. In fact, it isn’t very healthy. It’s better to get a tan in a shower, the sun, or under your bed sheet. Your pores might be a problem in the shower, but you can always protect them with a self-tanner. Make sure you are spraying directly onto your skin while spray tanning. You shouldn’t be using a spray that is only in the air.

What Is The Best Number of Times to Tan per Month?

When considering your daily schedule and when you will be going out, you want to be as close to the highest exposure to the sun as possible. For example, you may want to tan in your bedroom on weekdays, on weekends, and any other time when you’re home alone. But, if you work outside during the week, you can stay indoors and do it in the morning. First, we need to take a look at the recommended tanning session. If you typically go out for a 30-minute lunch break, you can safely tan in a bed for 5 to 10 minutes before going out in the sun. Another good time would be after your shower before going to bed. Then, consider using a natural UV/UVB blocker (like the JetSki UV Blocker Mist). Apply it to your skin and let it dry before applying a new coat of sunscreen.

Sunburn Prevention and Tips

First of all, never expose your skin to UV light during the day if you’re prone to sunburn. Don’t go to the beach, don’t lie in the sun on your deck, and don’t go for walks at night without sunscreen. How often should you tan in a bed? How much UV exposure do you need? For most people, the right answer is three days of bed-tanned skin per month to help prevent sunburn. Less frequently, people who’ve taken good care of their skin will tan three times per year. If you have dark-skinned skin, you should be getting a good amount of daily UV exposure, so you’ll be on your way to good skin health once you start working on your tanning habits. When you’re in bed, you’re usually in your own cosy and comfortable environment, so you’re likely to tan more frequently.


The key to achieving dark, perfect skin tan is good skincare and regular exfoliation. Most people need exfoliation regularly in order to maintain their skin tone. Depending on your skin type, that can take between 30-60 minutes daily, or weekly. Regular exfoliation should be a part of your skincare routine, and when using an exfoliator, make sure to use it properly. If you’re not using a chemical exfoliator and have skin that can handle it, you can use an exfoliant with a grainy texture instead. Grainy exfoliants break up the dead cells on your skin more thoroughly and use less chemical residue. You can also apply a layer of an SPF 15-30 daily to ensure you’re getting the sun exposure you need to improve your skin. It’s never too late to start!