Set specific exposure time- There might be exposure limits for your skin type. So, set the timer accordingly. Also remember that age is also a factor that needs to be considered. Children and adolescents are more harmed by the UVB rays than the adults. So be quite careful.
Use safety goggles- If you are using the services of a tanning salon, do inquire whether they provide safety goggles or not. Also make sure that the goggles fit snugly and that the salon sterilizes the goggles after each use so as to prevent spread of eye infections. If you are tanning in a home tanning bed then get a pair of safety goggles for yourself.
Choose a tanning salon carefully- Take recommendations from your friends and carry out the prior research work before you select a tanning salon for yourself. Going for a reputed tanning salon would ensure a safe tan under expert supervision.
Don't ignore your medical condition- if you have some specific medical condition then you must inform the tanning salon about it. If you are undergoing treatment for lupus or diabetes then remember that these conditions can be aggravated by exposure to UV rays. Also the skin's sensitivity may increase if you are using certain medications like antihistamines, tranquilizers or birth control pills.
Don't forget pre-tan moisturizing- it is very important to moisturize your skin before you go about tanning it. It will help you tan yourself evenly and safely. So, moisturizing is very important.
Don't use tanning product you don't know about- If you don't know how to use a tanning product thn don't use it. Try to follow the manufacturer's instructions to be able to do it all successfully. Else, you could take help from somebody who already knows about it.