MY OWN TIPS FOR TANNING IN A TANNING BED: - bathe before you tan. Like scrub and shave and all that good stuff. It gets rid of dead skin. - moisturize! Right after you shower put lotion all over your body. (Coco butter or Vaseline based lotions are best) - if you are new to tanning and afraid you'll burn, start off slow but experienced tanners, tan as long as you can as many days in a row as you can! In two weeks you should be really dark!