chungo44 saidWell first up the whole stand up being better thing is a myth. lay down is so much more relaxing, and if you pay for the good beds the lamps are all the same.
then you have the strap to keep the eye protectors on and its annoying
Yes the lamps are all the same, but for me it's about an even tan.
I've had better luck for my sides / inside of my arms on the stand up, since you can hold on to the bars higher up and keep your arms up in the air. standing up doesn't bother me, but try it and see what works for you, everybody's different.
I've seen several people with an all over tan except for a white spot on their tailbone. guess they wanted to get a little color before bearing it all for the cameras
. the stand up should avoid this. Not that you're going in front of the cameras, but hopefully at least 1 person will see it.
as far as eye protection goes, most places I've been to have Wink-ease
that stick to your eyelid, no annoying string.
Beds are a good place to start. You can build up your base tan in a controlled, automatically time-limited environment. And best of all you don't blind other people while you're doing it
. And no weather worries.
Real sun will give you different "shading" like darker across the top of your shoulders, plus that "sun kissed" nose and cheekbones that you can't really get in a bed.