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What is the tanning process?
Tanning beds use UV or Ultraviolet light to tan your body. Since there are three types of UV light – UVA, UVB, and UVC – tanning beds are designed to use more levels of UVA with lower levels of UVB on your skin to promote the production of melanin, the pigment that makes you look tan even if you don’t spend time under actual sunlight. The most harmful form of UV light is the UVC which tanning beds filter out so that you only get the best forms of UV light.
What are the different sun rays?
The sun emits three kinds of non-visible ultraviolet light: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVC is the shortest, most harmful light but is primarily stopped by the earth's ozone layer. UVB is the medium wavelength of light and is necessary to trigger the tanning process; but too much UVB may cause sunburn. UVA is the longest wavelength and is responsible for the oxidation of melanin in the skin which leads to a suntan.
Are indoor and outdoor tans the same?
Just like the natural sunlight, an indoor tanning system produces ultraviolet rays. The difference is that only UVA and diminished UVB rays are emitted and no UVC. Other factors of outdoor tanning such as time of day and year, altitude, cloud coverage, pollution, reflective surfaces, etc. can radically change proper exposure times outdoors. The tanning process is the same indoors, however, there is definitely more exposure control.
What about protective eyewear?
You must wear protective eyewear as you eyelids do not provide protection against the ultraviolet rays. To avoid the risk of easily transmitting infections, we recommend purchasing your own eyewear.
How long will it take to get a tan?
Many skin types will show color change after the second or third session. Most can achieve a beautiful tan after 8-10 full sessions. After that, only one or two times per week will maintain your golden tan indefinitely.
What are the benefits of indoor tanning?
Besides healthy looking skin, indoor tanning can duplicate other beneficial properties of sunlight. There is strong evidence that sunlight (and indoor tanning) is known to:
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What are indoor tanning lotions?
Indoor tanning lotions are scientifically designed for a tanner's skin. They are formulated to work with you melanin, speeding up the tanning process and creating a natural deep tan. All tanning lotions are divided into a 3 step system and are exclusive to tanning salons.
STEP 1 PRODUCTS
BRONZERS for immediate tanning results
SELF TANNERS deliver color in 2 to 3 hours
STEP 3 PRODUCTS
Healthy, moist skin will tan quicker, get darker and keep its tanned appearance longer because the melanin is produced rapidly and the skin also will not exfoliate as quickly when it is properly moisturized.
When shouldn’t I tan?
You should not tan if you have just done so in the past 24 hours or if you are taking photo-sensitizing medication. This will enhance the tan and often cause you to burn. Ask your doctor to be certain you can tan if you are taking any kind of medication.
Why do some people itch after tanning indoors??
Rashes or itching occurring on the body after ultraviolet light exposure are not an indication of skin disease, but of dry skin or a photosensitive reaction. They often are caused by a combination of heat from the tanning lamps, a lack of sufficient melanin in the skin being tanned and ultraviolet light. Both irritations usually subside within several days after tanning has stopped.
I’m pregnant. Is it safe for me to tan?
Medical professionals do not know the affects of heat on the unborn child. We recommend you take advantage of our UV-Free Spray Tanning services.
What is the tanning process?
Tanning occurs when the skin produces pigment to protect itself from UV rays. In custom tanning, the tanning solution is applied by a technician using a spray gun and sunless tanning solution. The tanning solution contains on active ingeredient, DHA, that reacts with the outer layer of skin, producing a bronzing effect. The maximum generation of color is reached within 8 to 12 hours, so the color will continue to darken after the initial application. Most of the added bronzer will come off in the first shower after application. We recommend the client does not use their best white towels and favorite white sheets for at least 2 days after the spray tan application. Some bronzer may stain, but for the most part bronzer will wash off clothing and bedding.
What results should I expect?
When sprayed, the bronzer (color guide) will produce an immediate coloration. The DHA tan should develop within 8 to 12 hours. After the bronzer is washed off, a beautiful natural tan should result in skin coloration that is 1 to 2 shades darker. Multiple applications will produce deeper color. It must be emphasized that the pigments resulting from a spray tan DOES NOT provide UV protection, but may minimize burning.
How soon can I shower after Custom Tan?
For best results, allow at least 8 to 12 hours after a tanning session before showering.
How do I maintain my Spray Tan?
Apply moisturizer morning and evening after your first post-tan shower. Mositurize daily thereafter. Hydrated skin is essential in maintaining a longer lasting tan.
How long will the tan last?
7 to 10 days depending on how well the client moisturizes at home. Do not use an exfoliator scrub until you feel it's time to take off the old tan. We also recommend professional scrub treatments in between sprays to renew your skin and get the maximum benefits of our spray tan.
Is sunless tanning safe?
YES. The FDA approved Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a sugar can derivative that results in the tan, for safety, in 1973. When applied to the skin, DHA penetrates only the top layer of skin, it does not absorb into the body or bloodstream.
How do I extend my sunless tan?
Clients often ask how to extend their sunless tan beyond the customary 5-7 days. Sunless tanning treatments affect both the melanin and the top layer of skin., which naturally 'sloughs off' each day. The best way to slow this natural exfoliation is to follow these tips.
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