When I went to the tanning salon today, I used my favorite bed. This particular bed is a level six with insanely loud fans that make a perfect noise for sleeping. These fans also happen to create a lot of suction in the room. I was exhausted, as I had not slept well the night before.
Almost as soon as I lay down, I fell asleep. When I woke up, I only had three minutes left on my time, which I found to be annoying. I like to do quarter turns so that I do not end up with what look like racing stripes down my sides. Once my tanning session ends, I get up, get dressed and unlock the door to leave. The only problem is, the door will not open.
While I am trying to get the door open, I hear a scuffling noise outside. I spot a woman with a broom moving away from the door. Well, never mind the fact that the young woman at the counter had reminded me to lock the double doors; I was too exhausted to remember the bolt lock at the top of the door. This lock is important because it prevents the door from opening up due to the suction. Well, I only locked the handle.
The embarrassing part? The doors to that particular room happen to face the front counter. Sadly, for them I do not like tan lines so, you guessed it – I was completely naked in the tanning bed! As I left, the girl at the counter told me that the doors had popped open while I was in there tanning.
Since I was still groggy, it did not occur to me right away that I had exposed myself to everyone who could see me. I simply replied with an “Oh, that sucks!” and went on my merry way out to my car. As I was starting my car, I was suddenly mortified when I realized that I had flashed everyone in the tanning salon. Oops! I guess the lesson that should be gotten from my story is that you should make sure you do not go tanning when you are completely exhausted. If you do, make sure to pay close attention to what you are doing!
Melanotan and Tanning
Before using tanning beds, I tried using melanotan. Because of a bad experience as a child, I have always hated the sun and really stay out of the sun as much as possible. The problem is, I do not want to look pasty and unhealthy. I had a few side effects from the melanotan.
Mainly the only side effects I experienced were that I would feel sick for about 20 minutes after the injection and I developed slight dark spots on my lips. I did not mind that so much as I could hide them with my makeup. I do not use these injections anymore, not since I discovered how easy and relaxing tanning beds are. I personally prefer to go to the tanning salon.
Whether you choose to use a tanning bed, melanotan or sit in the sun, the choice is very personal and it is really up to you to decide. You should know that each one of these options does come with its own risks and rewards so you should always make an informed decision. With the warm weather quickly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about how you will go about getting that healthy glow that you wait all winter to achieve.