We think that you have made a wise decision in choosing to tan in a comfortable, controlled atmosphere. Our goal is to help you achieve the best tan possible and help you keep that healthy glow as long as you can. With that in mind, here are some hints to help you get the most out of each tanning visit.
Ultraviolet rays penetrate your skin causing different reactions. UVA (tanning rays) and UVB (burning rays) are emitted by the sun as well as by our tanning lamps. UVB is commonly referred to as the burning ray because it is more intense than the UVA and is responsible for sunburn. Our tanning lamps emit more UVA and much less UVB than sun, which is the best tanning combination. UVB is responsible for over-exposure, it is necessary in acquiring a tan. UVB stimulates melanocytes (pigment cells) in your skin to produce melanin (pigment). The melanin absorbs sensitive layers of the skin. UVA oxidizes, or darkens, the melanin forming a tan. This whole process is the body's own natural defense against a sunburn.
By controlling the type and amount of UV light, our salon is the best way to acquire a tan. You still need to take precautions.
If tanning in the nude, cover previously unexposed areas for majority of your tanning for the first few visits. Gradually increase the exposure.
If you take any medications, please let one of our staff members know. Reactions can occur with UV light. Protect your eyes every time you tan! Simply closing your eyes will not protect them! We offer FDA approved eye protection that blocks 99.9% UVA.
The combination of heat and light can dry your skin. You should use a moisturizer to get the most out of each tan. Our moisturizers, amplifiers and accelerators are made specifically for indoor tanning to help you obtain the deepest, longest-lasting tan faster than ever.
MOISTURIZERS: In-door tanning moisturizers are different from the lotions you buy at the store. They contain specific ingredients that over come the drying effect indoor tanning can have on your skin. Use regularly, after bathing, or whenever skin feels dry.
AMPLIFIERS: These include ingredients that amplify UV light speeding up the tanning process. Amplifiers help produce a deeper faster tan while keeping your skin moisturized. Use while tanning.
ACCELERATORS: The active ingredients in our accelerators are the biggest break though in in-door tanning! This special formula stimulates the production of melanin for the faster, longer lasting results while moisturizing. These ingredients take up to 24 hours to be completely effective.