FAQs


- What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays?

UVA rays penetrate the skin deeper than UVB rays can. They reach the lower layers of the epidermis and produce melanocytes, which produce melanin, and melanin is the pigment responsible for tanning.

UVB rays don’t penetrate the skin as much as UVA rays. They mostly affect the outer layers of the skin. UVB rays are more damaging to the skin, but they also create natural SPF in your skin (which prevents skin from burning outside in real UV Light). Typically, sun beds emit fewer UVB rays in comparison to the natural source, the sun.

In the hopes of achieving a better tan, more sun beds generate both types of UV light. The reason for this is that UVA rays are responsible for making our skin look tanner as they get deeper into the skin, but UVB rays bring melanin to the surface, which causes our tan to be noticeable. Our stuff is fully trained, so we will always suggest on which bed to start with and for how long to go in for, so you'll get the best possible result.


-Do I need to use lotion when I tan? 
The short answer is YES!! It can be easy to assume that a tanning lotion is not necessary when using a tanning bed. Indoor tanning lotions protect and nourish your skin for a better and longer lasting tan. Not only will using them make you reach a radiant tan, but they will also improve your skin overall.

- Do I get Vitamin D from tanning?  
Because tanning beds mimic natural sunlight, they cause the skin to produce vitamin D. When the UVB rays from tanning beds strike the skin directly, cholecalciferol, or vitamin D, is rapidly created and transported to the liver. According to VitaminDCouncil.org, if you stay in the sun, or a tanning bed, until your skin begins to turn pink you can make between 10,000 and 50,000 IUs of vitamin D.

-Should I wear cosmetics or perfume in a tanning bed?
Perfumes and cosmetics might make you look and smell good, but you shouldn't use them in a tanning bed. The products have a photosensitizing effect on your skin that causes unexpected results. Results range from uneven tanning to rashes. Wash away cosmetics before tanning. A perfume causes rashes or burning sensations when worn in the tanning bed. It is best to wash away any perfumes or cosmetics before tanning in a tanning bed or out in the sun.

-Why do some people notice many white spots after getting a tan?
Some people emerge from the tanning bed with white spots on the skin. This can be a disconcerting development but in most cases the spots themselves are not actually dangerous. There is an array of possible causes for these spots and if you drill down into the issue a bit you discover that many of these white spots were not actually created by tanning, they were already there and simply revealed by tanning. Vitiligo, tinea versicolor and post-inflammatory hypopigmentation are among the most common causes of white spots on the skin. Consultation with a dermatologist can help determine the cause and begin appropriate treatment.

- How often do I need to tan to maintain my tan?
We recommend starting tanning two days in a row, skip a day than come every other day. When your tans start to develop you can come tanning three or four times a week. Everyone's skin tans at different rates. You can build up your tan by gradually increasing indoor tan-time and tanning two to three times a week. Once you have a tan, you can maintain it by tanning one or two times a week.

- What is the minimum age to tan?
The State Board of Health requires anyone under the age of 18 to have a parent or legal guardian present and must give consent to the tanning salon.

- Can I freeze my membership?
Yes, every client can freeze their membership up to 3 months a year.

- What’s the cancellation policy?
To cancel your membership, you need to fill out the cancellation form and give us 30 days’ notice.

- Does swimming and hot tubbing will make my spray tan fade?
After the first shower, you may go into a hot tub or swimming pool with your spray tan, but it is recommended to apply a coat of sunscreen in lotion form, all over the body. This acts as a barrier against the chlorine in the water that tends to fade and discolor a fresh spray tan. Prolonged water submersion or swimming CAN fade a spray tan. But contrary to popular opinion, it is not actually the chlorine, salt, or chemicals in the water that are “bleaching” out your tan. The bleach levels in pool water can certainly dry out the skin (which will increase fade over the next few days), and possibly lighten the tan a little

- Can you shave with a spray tan?
Try not to shave daily after your spray tan if you can help it. The more often you are shaving the faster you will fade out your legs. Also, waxing after your spray tan will remove your color as waxing removes some skin along with the hair.

-Can you lay in a tanning bed after getting a spray tan?
Yes. There is nothing in the spray tan solution that would prevent you from tanning in tanning beds or the sun. If you do plan to use a tanning bed and spray tanning in the same day we recommend that you tan in the tanning bed first, although without a tanning lotion (it may cause a barrier for the solution). Remember, however, that the spray tan does not give you any protection from UV rays.

-How long does a spray tan last for?
In general, your spray tan will last around a week (7 to 10 days) but it will start to gradually fade before this time. This is because the skin will naturally continue to regenerate itself and old skin cells will be sloughed away to reveal paler skin beneath.

- How to remove unwanted airbrush from your skin?

Exfoliate With A Body Scrub.
Hopefully, you did this prior to applying your self-tanner but if not, you may have some unevenness. In that case, use circular motions to scrub away the tanner. Exfoliation is the key to stunning skin and will create a youthful appearance, as well as getting rid of any offensive streaks or spots.

Exfoliate With A Body Scrub.
Hopefully, you did this prior to applying your self-tanner but if not, you may have some unevenness. In that case, use circular motions to scrub away the tanner. Exfoliation is the key to stunning skin and will create a youthful appearance, as well as getting rid of any offensive streaks or spots.

White Vinegar.
What can’t white vinegar do? It can be used in cooking, cleaning and in your beauty regimen in a wide variety of ways. It’s awesome for so many purposes that you should keep a huge jug on hand at all times. It only costs a couple of bucks and you will find yourself using it all of the time. With that said, if you need to remove self-tanner with it, you should try rubbing vinegar on, letting it sit for 10 minutes or so and then rinsing it off with water.

Baking Soda.
This is pretty simple. Make yourself a body scrub of water and baking soda and get to work exfoliating away the orange!

Baby Oil.
This one’s for major mistakes where you need to reduce your color over a large area. To make it work, lather up with some baby oil and let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then hop in a hot bath to rinse away the self-tanner. It smells wonderful and will leave your skin soft and supple.

Baby Wipes.
Not all baby wipes work, but some do and they will smell more pleasant and be easier to use than, say, vinegar or nail polish remover.

Rubbing Alcohol or Acetone.
Yes, this may not be your first choice… as both of these products smell… well… kind of stinky. These products can also be a little harsh on your skin as well (so we’d only recommend them in a pinch). Use these in the same way that you would use vinegar or baby oil. Rub it on, let it sit for a minute or two and then rinse it off. You can also put it on a tissue or cotton ball and gently rub the area that has the self-tanner you want removed.

Toothpaste.
Be sure and use whitening toothpaste if you’re going to go this route. Rub it on, let it sit and then rinse it and the self-tanner away!

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