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Discuss: Should I Lie Down to Tan?
« on: 10/05/2011 18:19:52 »
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Discuss: Should I Lie Down to Tan?
« Reply #1 on: 26/05/2011 12:03:00 »
I heard this on the podcast and I'm thinking standing up would be ideal, in fact the tanning industry thinks so too. The new higher end tanning options at tanning salons/parlors are now walk in (not unlike the spray tan booths) as opposed to lay in units... however you aren't getting bombarded by the sun from all angles outside, I'd still imagine you'd get your sides better, and likely a more even tan assuming a clear line of sight to the sun assuming it's not directly over head and that you aren't standing facing the same direction the entire time (obviously)
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