Tanning FAQs :
Most of the frequently asked questions are listed below:
What should I wear while I am tanning on the indoor tanning beds?
Most people prefer to tan nude in order to prevent any tan lines in the privacy of an indoor tanning room. Skin that is not regularly exposed to UV light is generally more sensitive and it is advised to build a tan gradually in these areas of the body. You can do so by covering up these areas during the tan session and expose them to less than half the tanning time. Some of customers prefer to wear their swimsuits, however please ensure it it free of any metal.
Do I need to use protective eyewear during tanning?
Yes. The area around your eyes is very sensitive and needs complete protection from the UV exposure you get. Exposure can lead to cataracts, bad night vision, loss of color perception, macular degeneration, and pterygium (tissue buildup caused by frequent irritation of the outer eye tissue). For your own safety you MUST wear federally approved eyewear, obtainable at the salon, every time you tan.
How do indoor tanning lotions help?
Tanning lotions help you tan 30 – 50% better. The lotions help you get tan quickly and more evenly. The lotions contain accelerators and/or bronzers which boost your tan and prepare your skin each time ensuring a safe tan. To speed up your tanning you can use an accelerator and bronzers will give a little boost of color to help you achieve results faster. Pick up your desired lotion from our wide selection. Always remember a well moisturized skin is the key to a health glowing tan.
Can I replace indoor tanning lotions with outdoor oils and lotions ?
No. Outdoor tanning products contain SPF that will inhibit your tan and block the rays from getting into your skin by causing a film on the acrylic. As you are in a controlled environment there is no need for any SPF.
What is the best way to make the tan last longer ?
Dry skin exfoliates faster thus taking away your tan. Moisturize with a good post tanning moisturizer to keep your skin supple. A well moisturized skin absorbs light thus enhancing your tanning process where as a dry skin will reflect light thus making you look less tan than you are.
How often can I tan?
To ensure your skin is not overexposed a minimum gap of 24 hrs between each session should be maintained. Also remember that your tan continues to build during the first 24 hours.
Effects of tanning on tattoo ?
Post tattoo your skin is sensitive and we advise completely covering it for the first 2 – 3 months after getting it to cover it. After that you can use a SPF 30 or higher on the tatto to avoid fading from frequent tanning.
I’m not getting any darker although I've been tanning, what can I do ?
Once you reach a tanning plateau this may happen. It is recommended that you try either switching the type of beds (moving to higher exposure beds or vice versa) . Changing the lotions to get an extra boost of bronzing or using an accelerator is also recommended.
How can one get an even tan without lines or white areas?
Standup options allow you to tan the trouble spots more evenly. If you enjoy relaxing in the lay-downs, try tanning with your arms above your head to even out the underarm whiteness that can appear.
Does indoor tanning cure acne or eczema?
UV light exposure or Phototherapy has been used as a treatment for skin problems such as acne and eczema however it is best to consult your doctor or dermatologist before using tanning as a skin therapy. Please be aware that many medications used to treat both acne and eczema can render the skin ultra-sensitive to UV light.
Does tanning help in controlling depression?
Hormone melatonin acts a s depressant in the body if produced during the day, and light exposure causes the brain to suppress the release of this hormone. Light therapy is now frequently used to successfully treat Seasonal Affective Disorder however it is best to check with your doctor.
Am I allowed to tan when I am pregnant ?
You must consult your physician regarding tanning while pregnant. We recommend you consult your physician regarding tanning while pregnant. Although UV exposure is not dangerous and it does not penetrate past the surface of the skin, pregnant women must be careful with the use of saunas, hot tubs and other activities that can cause excessive heat to build up in the uterus.
Do medications have any effect on tan ?
Some medications that increase photosensitivity can cause you to become less tolerant of UV exposure, thus increasing your risk of over-exposing. Although many medications warn of any indoor or outdoor tanning when you use them please consult your doctor when you start any new medication regarding its photosensitive side effects.