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Q. I've heard that indoor tanning is more harmful than tanning outdoors?
A. Those who tan indoors are exposed to a scientifically calibrated amount of UV light. When used in accordance with the FDA exposure guidelines (Posted on each machine), tanning beds are designed to maximize tanning without burning. Conversely, tanning outdoors is an unregulated environment.
Q. I heard that in order to get a suntan you have to burn first?
A. A sunburn does not fade into a tan. A sunburn indicates overexposure to UV-Light and actually damages the skin. We promote smart, moderate tanning for those individuals who can develop a tan. The golden rule of tanning is simple - Don't EVER sunburn.
Q. Do indoor tanning lotions/accelerators really work?
A. Yes. Accelerators stimulate melanin's rise to the surface of your skin. As melanin encounters UV light, it turns brown. The more melanin on the surface, the deeper tan. Accelerators also keep the skin moist thus minimizing flaking.
Q. Can I use outdoor tanning lotions on the beds?
A. No, many outdoor tanning products contain ingredients which will discolor the acrylic surface and, due to their need to be waterproof, are not designed for easy clean-up and sanitizing.
Q. Can I do double the sessions?
A. No, the law strictly forbids doing two sessions in one day. The skin continues to tan 24-48 hours after your session, so do not be concerned about seeing results right away.
Q. Will I be tan after the first session?
A. Not necessarily. The skin needs a few sessions to gradually develop the self defense mechanism known as a tan. This process cannot be sped up. Your tan will develop within 3-6 sessions.
Q. Does the bed stop automatically?
A. Yes. The timers for the bed are controlled by the computer. The bed will stop at the correct time agreed upon by you and the professional on duty.
Q. How many times do I have to come to get a tan?
A. We recommend an exposure schedule of 3-4 times per week to develop your base tan , and 1-2 times a week to maintain it.