tanning lotion speed up the tanning process? YES, as well as enhance
The products that we sell are designed to topically provide vitamins
and skin care ingredients that may be depleted during tanning and
many contain cosmetic bronzers to help you look darker, faster.
Indoor Tanning "Smart Tanning?"
Indoor tanning, if you can develop a tan, is an intelligent way to
minimize the risk of sunburn while maximizing the enjoyment and
benefit of having a tan. We call this SMART TANNING because tanners
are assisted with learning their skin type an encouraged to
slowly build a natural glow for their skin that is easily
maintainable in only a few sessions a month.
are salon indoor tanning lotions better than what I can purchase at
the drugstore or supermarket?
Over-the-counter lotions do not contain the necessary ingredients
that will maximize your tanning results and extend the life of your
tan. Moreover, mass market products do not replenish as effectively
any lost moisturization that occurs during the tanning
process. Tanning Salon lotions are "bio-engineered" specifically for
indoor tanning with the best ingredients for the nourishment of your
skin. Please note that you should not use regular over the counter
daily moisturizers due to them all having sunblock components in the
I use a tanning lotion if I tan just fine with out it?
This erroneous belief can be easily rectified once clients actually
understand the tanning process. For example, UV exposure can be
dehydrating to the skin. Indoor tanning lotions will help to
replenish any moisture that has been depleted during the tanning
session, thereby improving your results. Not only will you get a
darker tan, you will tan more quickly and it will last longer. In
addition, indoor tanning lotions contain specific ingredients that
promote tanning, melanin synthesis, and other nutrients for skin
How does a
bronzer work and will I turn orange?
bronzers provide instant bronze gratification from immediate
cosmetic bronzers such as caramel and walnut extract as well as from
DHA sunless tanning agents, which oxidize over a few hours with the
natural proteins in the skin to develop even deeper, darker results
to enhance the your personal color. It recommended waiting at least
4 hours after tanning with any bronzer to ensure results. If you are
using a good quality natural bronzer you will not streak or turn
orange. If you are using a synthetic bronzer it could have a deeper
caramelized tint as the product ages. Products have been much
improved over the years so as long as your using a good quality
bronzer that is NOT expired out of date than you will NOT turn
orange with the right products.
tingle work? What does it do?
Tingle products deliver a warming, reddening effect on the skin. The
active ingredient in the tingle lotions is Benzyl Nicotinate. Tingle
products increase the skin cell's microcirculation and oxygenation
to produce deep, dark tanning results. Tingles are for your advanced
tanners and are not recommend for beginning tanners or individuals
with sensitive skin. Tingle products are also effective on
hard-to-tan areas such as women's legs. As with all tingle products,
extra care should be taken when handling children and pets as the
reddening effect could be transferred to skin even hours after use.
It recommended waiting at least 4 hours after tanning with any
bronzer to ensure results.
How can I
stop the tingle action on the skin?
You may use a daily moisturizer to mitigate the heat sensation.
This will not stop the tingle, but it will alleviate it to a certain
extent. Taking a shower with "cool" water and mild soap will also
help ease the tingle, if you must rinse it off.
Why do I
have these circles on my shoulders, buttocks, and/or lower waist
that won't tan?
These are called "pressure points", where the most amount of
pressure is on your body when reclining in the bed. The blood flow
is constricted in those areas and that is why they don't seem to tan
at all. Your best bet is to alternate your positions when tanning.
What is the
benefit of using a lotion that contains Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp Seed Oil is a humectant that pulls moisture from the air to the
surface of the skin. It is a skin care ingredient that provides
powerful hydration. This is a wonderful ingredient in a tanning
lotion because UV exposure can be dehydrating to the skin. In
addition, Hemp Seed Oil contains essential fatty acids which help
ingredients penetrate into the lipid layers of the skin.
showering affect a tan?
We prefer you shave and shower before you come into tan this way
you can shave and the heat from a shower opens your pores, enabling
the skin to breathe and take in oxygen vital to the tanning process.
Second, a shower will wash away dirt and dead skin cells that may
impede ultraviolet penetration when you tan. Removing those dead
cells also allows the active ingredients in lotions to work their
way into the live skin cells more easily. This way you can wear your
tanning lotion all day to maximize the benefits of the bronzers, and
nutrients that you are paying for. Don't however be mis-lead, you
can not wash off your actual tan you can just enhance the process by
showering and shaving first to wear your lotion thru out the day.
How do I
protect a tattoo?
It is important not to expose a fresh tattoo to sunlight or indoor
tanning equipment, while the tattoo is still healing, since
chemicals sensitive to UV exposure have been injected into the skin.
Cover the tattooed area completely or don't tan until the skin has
healed. After the skin has healed the chemicals have lost their
sensitivity to UV, but continue to take moderate protective
measures. Tattoos will continue to lose their brilliancy with
exposure to UV light, indoor and out, so we carry many lotions in
the salon specially formulated to protect your tattoo color. Ask us
about the lotions with anti-fade tattoo protection complex.
Do I have to wear my tanning goggles? YES
Please always use goggles at all times to protect your eyes against
the UV damage if you do not have your own pair, there will be a
sanitized pair available in each room.
Can I tan on my medication?
If the pharmacist said stay of the sun on this medication, that
does also mean
indoor tanning. We also have a medication list posted in the
salon lobby for your assistance.