Make sure you shave at least 3-4 hours before taking a bath. This will help your skin recover. Bathing helps open up the skin pores, promoting the process. Once you are done, apply a moisturizer to prevent damaged, or dry skin problem. Also, just before outdoor tanning, you need to apply a low SPF. For indoor one, there is a specially formulated lotion which must be applied on your skin to keep your skin healthy.