I HAVE NEVER TANNED IN A TANNING BED BEFORE, HOW LONG SHOULD MY FIRST TIME BE?
On your first visit, you will fill out a chart that will determine your skin type. This helps us suggest the best suited time for you. Usually, we would recommend no more than 5-6 minutes for your first few visits. We also have to remember those parts of your skin that haven't seen the sun in a while too!
can i tan every day?
When you are first starting out, we recommend you tanning every day until you get your base establishing. Most of the time, this takes about two weeks. It is a gradual process and we do not want you to burn. So yes! If you are happy with you tan and do not want to get tanner after two weeks, you can taper it down to 2-3 times a week. If you are tanning for health reasons, you should tan at least 10 minutes a day.
will tanning beds give me canceR?
As long as you are using tanning beds correctly and in moderation, it will not give you cancer. The process can actually be really healthy for your body. Make sure you are using lotions while tanning, so your skin does not dry up and wrinkle faster. Also, make sure you are never over tanning or burning your skin while you are outdoors or tanning indoors. If you see that your skin is red after tanning indoors, wait a day to tan and then take a few minutes off of your time the next visit.
are tanning lotions really necessary?
Absolutely! Not using tanning lotion is like tanning outside without sunscreen. Your skin needs a lotion to prevent wrinkling, aging, and dry skin. It also needs a base to be protected from UVA and UVB rays, which are the same rays that are in the sun.
does it matter if i buy cheap walmart lotion?
Choosing which lotion you use can make a difference in your tan experience. It does not have to be the most expensive, but you usually get what you pay for. Let's face it, your skin deserves the best. We have the top brand lotions at Sun Tan Village, so you have a variety of lines and price ranges to choose from. The best thing about buying a lotion at the salon is that we are getting our lotion straight from the manufacturer, so your lotion will never be expired or bad for your skin. Ask your desk attendant the best brands we offer.
i have been tanning every day for more than two weeks and i am not getting anything, why?
If it is taking you longer than expected to get a tan, there may be a few reasons why. If you are not using lotion, your pores may be too dry to absorb the sunlight and keep the pigment in our skin. Secondly, if you are naturally a paler person then you may need to try a higher level bed with more UVA rays in it. UVA rays are tanning rays, which help you speed up your tanning process. Some people get tanner quicker than others, unfortunately, so just be patient and it will come!
how often do you change your bulbs?
We are constantly changing bulbs. Each bed has a timer on it that shows us how many minutes each bulb uses. The minutes never exceed the timer. They are always fresh and ready to go!