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    Tanning.... stopped?

    I have been using the sunbed for the past 3 months with Australian Gold accelerators, bronzing, tingle, hemp, etc. I am quite brown now but for some reason its like i have stopped getting browner. I go 3 times a week for 9 mintues a time and have done ever since. Does this happen or am i being paranoid? For the past 2 months i used stand up beds but now i use the "mega" lie down ones which contain more powerful bulbs.
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    I think tanning beds you can only get so tan after that you need natural sunlight to get any tanner.

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    Thanks Shred. Anyone else?

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    Avelok, can you help out bro?

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    Go for a couple extra minutes next time and see what happens.

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    Hit the 15 min bro, dose it for me.. 9 mins ant $hit

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.P.G
    Hit the 15 min bro, dose it for me.. 9 mins ant $hit
    How do you manage that bro? I can just about manage 10 mins. Gets real hot and on the lie down ones my bum, calfs and back feel like there burning! there not, just from the heat on the glass.

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    IF your salon has A bed with all UVA then that will make a difference. Be carefull cuz this one does not get hot and you can still get second degree burns if you stay too long. Also results with this take a day to show. That should break the plateau.

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    Sounds like you need to up your time or they need to replace the bulbs. When Im tanning serious in the laydowns....I end up doing up to 30 min. I tend to fall asleep because it relaxs me so much. I also move around. Sometimes on my stomach sometimes on my back....and I alternate with the stand up to get the places the laydown misses.

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    Thank you CB. I think your right. I upped my mins to 11. Just 2 more mins than usual. I didnt think it would have made much difference, but boy did it! Thanks everyone.
    What lotions do you use CB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixGuy
    Thank you CB. I think your right. I upped my mins to 11. Just 2 more mins than usual. I didnt think it would have made much difference, but boy did it! Thanks everyone.
    What lotions do you use CB?
    I use whatever has a good tingler that doesn't cost an arm and leg. I can't remember what I have right now but it's good stuff... I think it's called Attitude.!! which fits ME

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixGuy
    How do you manage that bro? I can just about manage 10 mins. Gets real hot and on the lie down ones my bum, calfs and back feel like there burning! there not, just from the heat on the glass.
    i love it bring it on... lol

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    move away from the UK and get some REAL sunlight ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Sane
    move away from the UK and get some REAL sunlight ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixGuy
    I have been using the sunbed for the past 3 months with Australian Gold accelerators, bronzing, tingle, hemp, etc. I am quite brown now but for some reason its like i have stopped getting browner. I go 3 times a week for 9 mintues a time and have done ever since. Does this happen or am i being paranoid? For the past 2 months i used stand up beds but now i use the "mega" lie down ones which contain more powerful bulbs.
    Thanks everyone.
    Just like in body building, there are tanning plateaus. Up the minutes first, because 9 isnt anything. Then when you've plateaued up to like max time (30 or so) get a different lotion, there are different lotions specifically designed to break those plateaus

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    beds suck try booths....

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    There right go alittle longer there are cool running acceloraters which i replyed to in another thread. Try platnium zero tingle 4 from Ja if you cant find it you can pm me. It has mint and aloe in it so the tingle isnt felt and it also keeps you extreamly cool. btw have you tried a high pressure systems they do wounders also.

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    booths r the best...i tan but i also have had spray tans done..works well

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    I believe it was the bulbs in the beds. I reverted back to "standard" beds which only have 140w bulbs in and my tan faded like mad. I went on the re-bulbed beds which were replaced with 200w and 160w bulbs and now i look like i have spent 3 weeks in the Bahamas!!

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