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May 20, 2010 08:05 ET

Ten Tanning Tips to Get That Flawless Summer Tan

Hollywood Tans Offers a Free Tan to Get Bikini Ready for Summer, With Lotion Purchase, Now Through May 31, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) -  Summer is coming and that means it's time to tan. A great tan is the accessory to look your best, whether at the beach, the pool, a wedding or a night on the town. To jump start your celebrity tan, Hollywood Tans is offering consumers a free tan with any purchase of a tanning lotion from its signature Malibu Beach collection through May 31, 2010. Simply visit any participating Hollywood Tans location or website to learn how to get your free tan: http://www.hollywoodtans.com/special.asp.

"Bronze skin is synonymous with summer and it's one of the best kept secrets in Hollywood for looking thin, fit and stunning," said Sue Lutter, Hollywood Tans' senior tanologist. "We're excited to offer everyone a free tan with the purchase of a lotion from our exclusive Malibu Beach collection, which are specially designed for the perfect summer tan."

Hollywood Tans' top ten tanning tips can help you get a great look this summer -- whether you're heading to the Jersey Shore, the Hamptons, Cape Cod, Miami Beach, the California coast or your own backyard.

Top Ten Tanning Tips

  1. Start Fresh -- Exfoliate your skin to remove oils and fragrances and to expose the top layer of skin. Shave before rather than after tanning to remove dead skin cells so you tan evenly.

  2. Choose Stand Up Tanning -- Not all indoor tanning equipment is created equal. Vertical tanning booths are more hygienic than traditional lie-down beds, which can harbor germs from previous tanners, especially if beds are not cleaned frequently. In addition, stand up tanning booths have no "pressure points" so they give you a 360-degree flawless tan without tan lines.

  3. Instant Gratification -- It's ok to want great color now. Boost your bronze quotient with a sunless spray tan by Mystic®. Spray tanning by Mystic only takes about 90 seconds and will give you a rich, deep tan that will last for a week. Or try Hollywood Tans' exclusive "Double Feature" to get both the instant tan and to build your base.

  4. Build Your Base for Lasting Color -- Before you head outside, consider several tanning sessions over three or four weeks to condition and help prepare your skin.

  5. Pure Glam, All the Time, Naturally -- Get a natural and sophisticated tan with lotions infused with organic extracts, essential moisturizers and antioxidants to pamper your skin and extend your tan.

  6. Tan Fresh -- For the freshest feeling, look for custom-designed fragrances and bronzer-free tan accelerators that combine shea butter, Vitamin E, and botanical extracts.

  7. Take a Break Before Showering -- If you use a bronzing lotion to enhance your tan, you may not realize that your lotion is working for up to four hours after application. So let your tan set in and your skin will take on a deeper, richer glow.

  8. Maintain a Radiant Glow -- Use a gentle body cleanser, like a fresh mint shower gel, that washes away impurities without drying, fading or leaving an unpleasant residue. Smooth the gel over your skin every day in the shower or bath instead of using ordinary soap or bath gel.

  9. Extend Your Glow -- For advanced skincare protection and healthier-looking skin, use a daily moisturizing tan extender. A tan extender revitalizes skin with antioxidant vitamins that provide age defying, anti-wrinkle properties and give your skin proper hydration, vitamins, and nutrients that preserve, protect and extend your tan.

  10. Brighten and Whiten -- Nothing makes a tan look more like a million bucks than a bright white smile. There are lots of options from your local drug store and your dentist, or get your Hollywood Whites from your tanning salon. It's the finishing touch to make you look summer ready and simply stunning.

Want more fresh tanning tips? "Ask the Senior Tanologist" at http://www.facebook.com/senior.tanologist.

Share your own favorite tips for a fresh, clean tan on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HollywoodTansCo or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hollywood-Tans-TanNation/52154171237?ref=ts.

Get your free personal indoor tanning advisor by visiting http://www.hollywoodtans.com/tanetics_advisor.asp.

About Hollywood Tans Group, LLC
Hollywood Tans is the leading national franchisor of indoor tanning salons, with 150 salons nationwide throughout the following states: New Jersey; New York; Philadelphia, PA.; Boston, Mass.; Connecticut; New Hampshire; Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Virginia; North Carolina; Atlanta, Ga.; Florida; Alabama; Tennessee; Ohio; and California. Hollywood Tans salons offer unique, custom-made stand up tanning systems for both UV and sunless tanners who want fast, effective and natural looking tans. Hollywood Tans salons also offer unique lotions and other accessories. Look Amazing Everywhere. For an indoor tanning salon near you, visit http://www.Hollywoodtans.com.

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