FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do we tan?
The sun creates UV lights, which is divided into two types - UVA and UVB. Both types of UV rays are essential and needed for a balanced tanning process. The tanning process takes place in the skin's outermost layer, the epidermis, with special cells called melanocytes. When exposed to the UVB light, melanocytes produce the pigment, melanin. Then when exposed to the UVA light the melanin oxidizes or darkens which results in a darker tan.
Why is indoor tanning better then tanning outdoors in the sun?
Speed - It only takes few minutes to tan indoors instead of spending hours outdoors in the sun.
Control - Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to monitor and scientifically control your ultraviolet UVA and UVB exposure. We make sure you tan and not burn unlike the sun which at times is very hard to determine the UVA and UVB exposure which increases the chances of burning.
Comfort - Regardless if it is rainy, overcast or 100 degrees outside, when you tan indoors you never have to worry about the weather with your comfortable, climate-controlled environment.
Should I use any skin care products to help achieve my tanning goals?
During - While you use the tanning bed, always use a recommended indoor tanning lotion to accelerate and maximize your tanning process. If you have sensitive skin we do offer hypoallergenic tanning lotions as well.
Afterwards - Use a daily moisturizer to extend the life of your tan and maintain a healthy looking tan.
How long is each tanning session?
The maximum session time is 10 -15 minutes depending on the tanning bed. You should always follow the recommended exposure schedule based on your skin type and your base tan. Our certified staff member will advise you on the proper procedures and help you determine the proper session time on each visit.
How often should I come in order to maintain my tan?
You should maintain your desired color by tanning 1–3 times a week, depending on the level of the bed and your skin type.
Can I use the Tanning bed more than once a day?
You never want to rush your tanning process and you shouldn't tan more than once a day. The skin needs 24 hours to process and build color after a tanning session. Allowing 24 hours between sessions actually maximizes color development. The only option to maximize your tan on the same day is by combining it with spray tanning, a procedure called "cocktail tanning".
Can I combine sunbed tan with spray tanning ?
Combining your sunbed tan followed immediately with a spray tan is a great way to maximize your tanning results. The tanning beds use UV rays to trigger melanin production which helps developing your base tan, while opening up your pores and allowing the spray solution to penetrate your skin and develop a beautiful sunless tan. This procedure called "cocktail tanning", helps produce an even darker, deeper and longer-lasting tan.
Should I use protective goggles during my tanning session?
You should always use protective goggles while you tan.
Can I use the tanning bed and the Infrared body wrap on the same day?
Due to the fact that both the tanning bed and the Infrared Body wrap or Sauna system give off infrared heat, it is quite possible to receive a burn or heat rash if doing both on the same day. Due to this fact, tanning and using the Infrared Body wrap or Sauna system on the same day is not recommended - especially if you are fair skin and prone to burning. However, tanning the previous or the next day is perfectly fine.