Tanning is actually the body's natural defense mechanism for protecting against the sun's rays. Tanning takes place in the skin's most outer layer, the epidermis. When exposed to UV light, the melanocytes located within the epidermis produce melanin, thus creating a cosmetic tan. Controlled exposure to a moderate amount of UV light is the best way to get beautiful and lasting color.
BELOW ARE SOME TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED
- USE INDOOR LOTION. The use of indoor tanning lotion is highly recommended. Lotions can increase your tanning results by up to 40%. Use only lotions recommended by this salon as some conventional sunbed and outdoor lotions damage the acrylics of our beds and as a result will not provide you with the best results.
- LEARN YOUR SKIN TYPE. Know which one of the six major skin types you are before you tan. Follow the recommended exposure times for your skin type listed on the exposure label of the tanning unit.
- WEAR PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR. Always wear eye protection! The eyelid is the thinnest membrane of the body and permeable to UV light. While tanning, you must wear FDA approved goggles specifically designed for indoor tanning.
- MEDICATIONS. Some medications affect the skin's photosensitivity. Make sure you check with your physician before you tan if you are taking any medications or believe yourself to be sensitive to UV light.
- MOISTURIZE. Always moisturize after tanning and between visits. After-tanning moisturizers will replace the moisture lost while tanning and well-hydrated skin will tan much faster and darker!