Our Tanning Consultants are trained to help you achieve a tan that looks good, and that you’ll feel good about. By following our exposure schedules, you can develop a great tan without burning. If you have any questions or concerns about your progress, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Here are some tips for getting better results and protecting your skin’s health during the tanning process:
- Moisture is the key to a healthy-looking tan! Tanning lotions prepare your skin for UV exposure and reduce the drying effects of the tanning process. They also contain ingredients that promote the production of melanin in your skin, and special vitamins that keep your skin healthy. Tanfastic Tanning Salon offers a variety of lotions and moisturizers specifically designed for indoor tanners at every level.
- If you plan to tan in the nude, you should expose sensitive areas of your body gradually during your tanning sessions to avoid sunburn.
- Your lips produce very little melanin and are prone to UV-overexposure, so you should always protect them with a sunscreen. SPF lip balms are available at Tanfastic Tanning Salon.
- Many products we all use every day – such as make-up and perfumes – contain ingredients that can make your skin more susceptible to sunburn (photosensitive). Common prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications can also cause photosensitizing reactions. Our Tanning Consultants have a list of such substances for your review.
Protect Your Eyes!
Your eyelids are not thick enough to protect your eyes from UV damage! Simply keeping your eyes closed while tanning will NOT prevent serious damage. The very thin skin and underlying membrane of the eyelid do not keep UV rays from penetrating the eye, potentially burning the cornea and doing more severe damage to the lens and retina. In addition to night vision loss, excessive unprotected exposure to UV light – indoors or outdoors – will also damage color vision and can even result in cancer on the eyelids.
Covering your face with a towel or T-shirt will not block enough of the UV rays to prevent damage, either. We make it easy to protect your eyes! Several styles of FDA compliant eye protection are available at Tanfastic Tanning Salon, and you are required to wear it during every tanning session. Don’t worry about getting “raccoon eyes” – this can be easily avoided by slightly repositioning your eye protection once or twice during your session.