tanning bed burn! help PLEASE how do i make it better?

okay so monday i tanned in a tanning bed for the first time for only 8 minutes – no burn. yesterday i guess i got adventerous and tanned for 12 minutes. as you can see, i have a very fair complexion even though i tan very easily i just never get out in the sun. oh well point is, after yesterday, i burned, especially on my chest and butt, which have never ever been exposed to sunlight. any advice on what to put on it to make the burn go away, isn’t it just like a sunburn? and when would i be able to tan again? any advice would be greatly appreciated i seriously know nothing about this stuff! thanks!

and i’m constantly putting on lotion and gold bond powder, does that help?

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  • First of all, when you start going tanning you should start at about 6 minutes, and keep at that for the next 2 or 3 times you go. After the 4th session, increase by only 2 minutes. You burned because you went for way too long, too fast. The people working at the salon should have advised you to stay at 8 minutes or go for 10. Also, you should not go 2 days in a row because your skin needs time to heal in between. You should only tan every other day or skip 2 days in between.

    As for getting RID of the existing burn, use some aloe vera and put it on a few times a day. I would say to stay away from the tanning bed for 3 or 4 days so your skin has time to heal. When you finally go back, stay in for only 6-8 minutes. Maybe you should consider going to a salon where they look out for their customers. They really should have given you some direction.

  • In My Opinion I Would Use Aloe Vera That’s What I Used When I Got A Burn From A Tanning Bed Within A Couple Of Days The Burn Had Cleared Up And I Was Ready To Tan Again. I Will Only Stay In A Tanning Bed For 10Min’s Now Because I Tried It For 15 And That’s When I Got The Burn. Hope That Was Some Help To You! Hope It Heals xx

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  • Yes it is a sun burn, even though you weren’t in the sun, the bed using UV rays (just like the sun). Not much you can really do but keep it well moisturized, you’re skin will need to heal on it’s own.

    As to when you can tan again, never would be the ideal answer, that way no more burns, no premature aging and no dying of skin cancer at 35 but i’m sure you either don’t want a lecture or just don’t care. You can go when ever you want to, just keep the burned areas covered until they are fully healed. They will probably turn scaly and hurt for a couple of weeks (depending on how bad the burn was). Once it’s fully healed you’ll need to take it slowly or you’ll just burn again.

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    okay so monday i tanned in a tanning bed for the first time for only 8 minutes – no burn. yesterday i guess i got adventerous and tanned for 12 minutes. as you can see, i have a very fair complexion even though i tan very easily i just never get out in the sun. oh well point is, after yesterday, i…

  • Aloe Vera is your friend in this case!

    Also, don’t go back until you aren’t red or sore anymore. If you start peeling wait until that goes away too. Then I’d suggest going back to 8 minutes and starting over again.

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  • yes keep moisturizing!!! get something with aloe vera in it. vinegar on the burn will take the heat out of it too but its nasty. you should be better in a week.

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    The best way to avoid burning places you don’t want to burn is to start out slow and gradually build up your time in the tanning bed. Start out at about 4 minutes and increase your time gradually a minute at a time. It’s best not to tan too often–you need to let the tan develop. You should always use a lotion when you tan. The Caribbean Gold line by Australian Gold is inexpensive and can give you good results. You need to use a moisturizer after you tan. You will keep your tan longer.

  • Try aloe vera and Noxema.

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