Is UV light harmful?
Overexposure and sunburns can potentially be harmful, but moderate use of UV light is actually healthy for you!
UV exposure helps your body to produce vitamin D in your skin, which can help prevent some cancers; reduce depression, osteoporosis, and osteomalacia (the adult equivalent of rickets); and it's an effective long-term treatment for skin conditions like psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema, and many others. For more information on the benefits of UV light, check out TanningTruth.com, a website dedicated to the truth about indoor tanning.
Can I tan if I am pregnant?
Doctors suggest that pregnant women don't tan because they don't want your body temperature to increase, as it can in some tanning beds. We suggest tanning in an air conditioned unit to avoid over-heating. If you are pregnant, you should always consult with your physician before any tanning.
How quickly can I get a tan?
How fast you tan really depends on your skin type. Every skin type can benefit from using tanning lotions and will accelerate and lead to long-lasting results!
Should I use a tanning lotion?
Your body naturally tries to block out UV light to protect you from burning. If you were to tan without lotion your body would start blocking the light in a few minutes. When you use a lotion, you're allowing the UV rays to be absorbed quicker, enabling your body to tan a little longer. Lotions help keep your skin moisturized and feeling silky smooth. Also, when you are directly exposed to UV light, you may lose essential vitamins that keep your skin healthy. Lotions help to put those vitamins back into your skin for a beautiful, long-lasting and healthy tan!
How soon can I shower after tanning?
If you use a lotion, you should wait at least one hour after tanning to get the full benefits from the moisturizer in the product. If your lotion has a bronzer in it, you should wait at least two hours after tanning so that the bronzers can develop.
Why do I have to wear tanning goggles?
UV light exposure to your eyes can lead to cataracts, poor night vision and color blindness. Even with your eyes closed, eyes are still exposed to UV light. Goggles block out 100% of the UV rays and keep eyes safe. Goggles are always provided and are not optional.
Can I tan twice in one day?
FDA regulations allow only one tanning session in a 24 hour period. We recommend that you wait at least 48 hours between sessions to allow your melanin to reproduce and also avoid overexposure.