Frequently Asked Questions

For better tanning results

Are tanning beds safe?

The controlled environment and ability to time your UV exposure down to the minute makes burning less likely with a tanning bed than outdoor sun exposure.

All sun-beds and tanning booths are regulated by the FDA as Class II Medical devices. Indoor tanning is also monitored by a trained tanning professional, who will over-see your tanning progress and make suggestions accordingly. It is highly recommended that you use lotions designed for indoor tanning to help protect the health of your skin.

Why tan indoors?

  1. Control of UV exposure. By controlling UV exposure when tanning indoors, you know what to expect. Today’s tanning equipment is designed to give you measured amounts of UVA and UVB rays. When used properly, you can develop a tan without burning. When tanning outdoors, UV levels fluctuate depending on many variables including: Location, time of day, season, closeness to the equator and weather conditions. Outdoor tanning = uncertain UV Exposure.
  2. Forecast Sunny.  Have you noticed that on your day off it tends to be Cloudy, Cool or Rainy? You won’t have that problem in a salon.
  3. Speed. Face it: We don’t have all day to lay in the sun! Indoor tanning sessions are usually 15 minutes or less.
  4. Helpful Advice. The salon staff will advise you on how to build and maintain your tan and reduce your risk of breaking RULE #1 (Don’t ever Sunburn).

What do I wear when tanning?

Whatever you want! Once you enter your private tanning room it is your choice. Some people wear their under garments or swim suits. Many people prefer to wear nothing.

Do tanning accelerators / intensifiers really work?

Yes! Tanning lotions help you tan faster, keep your skin moisturized and hydrated, and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By supplying your skin with needed vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, tanning accelerators can help you tan up to 67% better than compared to using no lotion at all. Tanning lotions give you a deeper, darker tan in less time!

What lotion should I use?

Our professional salon associates can help you choose the right lotion for your skin. A good tan accelerator will moisturize your skin and improve tanning results. Thus allowing you to achieve a better tan in less time!

Do I have to wear those goggles?

Yes!!! Sunlight can damage your eyes producing SEVERE BURNING and possible long term damage. The skin that makes up your eyelids is very thin, and UV light can penetrate it. So wear the goggles! If you are worried about the raccoon eye effect, use a small amount of self-tanner around your eyes to blend your tan.

Other helpful advice:

When tanning indoors or out, moisture is lost from the skin. Use a good daily moisturizer after tanning, showers or exercise to keep a healthy glowing skin tone. Choose a good quality lotion when tanning. Exposure to UVA can cause premature skin aging and fine lines. A high quality tanning lotion can help prevent and reduce these effects. It is well worth the money! Remember, like most fun things in life, moderation is the key.  Speak with your tanning consultant about tanning and the care of your skin as well as a tanning schedule tailored to your specific skin type.

What is high pressure Tanning?

High-pressure tanning is the latest tanning technology in commercial tanning beds. Rather than using phosphor coated tube lamps, high-pressure tanning beds use small high-energy ultraviolet light quartz lamps mounted behind filtered glass. This allows only a very specific wavelength of Ultraviolet light to pass through to the tanner.

High-pressure beds produce almost 100% UV-A, which is the primary tanning light ray. This light does not pose the same burning potential as the UV-B rays but penetrates deeper into the skin to tan the melanin. High-pressure tanning results in a faster, darker, and longer lasting tan and fewer sessions are needed to maintain the tan, ask your tanning consultant for recommendations.

If I never can get a tan outside because I burn, can I get a tan indoors?

If it takes you a while to get a tan outside, it may be easier for you to get the color you want (brown instead of red) by tanning indoors. You would need to start with a short exposure time, and increase it very gradually. However, if you NEVER tan from the sun, you will not tan from tanning lamps, since they emit the very same tanning rays as the sun does.


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