Tanning Facts and FAQs

Facts and answers about tanning beds

Do I need eye protection?

Eye protection is required by law. The eyelid when closed does not effectively block ultraviolet light. So be prepared to use approved eye protection each time you tan.


 

Do I really need to use tanning lotion?

Yes. The use of indoor tanning lotion will increase the efficiency of the tanning process. It helps with the absorption of UVA and UVB, allows tanning results to be faster and extends the life of your tan. Our staff will recommend the appropriate tanning lotion for you depending on your tanning needs


 

How can I get darker if I have reached the “tanning plateau”?

Use a tanning lotion when tanning, either switch from accelerator to bronzing or bronzing to tingle products. Try a different level of bed or booth to increase the tanning results. This means from regular to high-pressure models or between lay down and stand up models that will give you different levels of UVA and UVB exposure.


 

Can I use outdoor tanning lotion on the beds?

No. Any product with a mineral oil-based will discolor the acrylic surface and, due to their need to be waterproof, are not designed for easy cleanup and sanitizing.


 

Can I do double sessions?

No. The law strictly forbids doing two sessions in one day. The color will show up 2 – 4 hours after your tan. Do not worry about not seeing results right away.


 

Will I be tan after the first session?

Not necessarily. The skin needs a few sessions gradually developed the self-defense mechanism known as tan. This process cannot be spread out. Your tan will develop within three to five sessions.


 

Benefits of Indoor Tanning

Although getting a tan is certainly the main benefit of tanning, there are other benefits of using a tanning bed you may not have thought of. For one, you are able to control your exposure to UV light. No one wants to get a sunburn and tanning beds help (or eliminate) your chances of getting one. Another benefit is that Scientific research has shown that exposure to UV rays actually helps the body create a natural supply of Vitamin D. Since there are so many diseases that are linked directly to Vitamin D deficiencies, such as both osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, using a tanning bed to increase these vitamin levels is a huge benefit. In addition to strengthening bone, Vitamin D is also essential for the prevention of many forms of cancer including prostate, colon, and breast.

Speed: It doesn’t take all day to get a tan indoors. Depending on your skin type, it may just take a few minutes, not hours.

Control: Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to monitor and scientifically control your ultraviolet UV-A and UV-B exposure. We make sure you tan and not burn.

Climate: Overcast, rainy, or 109 degrees in the shade, you never have to worry about the weather with your pleasant, climate-controlled environment.


 

Can anyone tan?

No, if you can’t tan outdoors you most likely won’t be able to get a tan from indoor tanning.


 

Why does my tan fade?

Tans fade because cells in the epidermis are constantly pushing older cells toward the surface of the skin, where they are sloughed off in about a month. When skin is replaced, your melanin is gone, so you must tan the new cells.