This is a completely personal choice! Some of our clients choose to wear undergarments or swimsuits in the beds, while others opt to tan completely nude.
We strongly recommend using an indoor tanning lotion. It can be easy to assume that a tanning lotion is not necessary when using a tanning bed. You might even don’t want to bother lathering up, but it all comes down to keeping your skin protected and to the kind of results you want to achieve!
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. Indoor tanning lotions contain lots of nutrients that are vital for the skin, plus hydrating particles that keep your skin tight, wrinkle-free and prevent it from becoming dry and itchy.
Bear in mind that dry skin reflects UV light, so if you are not using an indoor tanning lotion, you can be wasting up to 50% of your tanning session!
- Take a shower: This is important because this way, your skin will be clean for your session and it will help to get a deeper tan and color.
- Full body exfoliation: This is probably the last thing you’d think of, but to ensure a long-lasting tan, it is highly recommended to exfoliate your skin before tanning. Our outer skin layer is renewed approximately every two weeks, so by exfoliating, you can make sure your skin cells are back to the start point of their cycle, and with the dead top skin layer gone, UVB rays can penetrate deeper and reach the melanin in your skin.
- Hydrate your skin: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Keeping your skin hydrated will extend the life of your tan. This means not only applying a good moisturizer on your body after every shower but also drinking plenty of water. Aloe Vera or coconut oil are also great after-tan options that will keep your skin moisturized efficiently.
- Avoid waxing or shaving: If you want your tan to last, try to stay clear of any of those hair-removing methods, since they’ll also scrape off parts of the outer layer of skin, causing your tan to fade quicker.
Studies show that indoor tanning can help you build a base tan more quickly and effectively because of the controlled environment. Because you can time your sessions and expose your skin to a consistent level of UV rays, the result is a more even tan in a shorter amount of time. When you tan outdoors, you can’t always tan at the same time of day or control whether the sun stays out, which gives you less consistent results. The controlled environment does make indoor tanning a more effective way to achieve a perfect, glow-y tan.
- Helps Your Immune System – Healthy levels of D are necessary to help your immune system fight diseases, viruses and infections. During flu season, vitamin D may significantly reduce your risk of the flu by up to 40%.
- Maintains Bones And Teeth – Vitamin D actually helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus to maintain healthy, strong bones. Because your teeth are considered bones, you can also keep the cavities away with proper levels of vitamin D in your system. By the way, if you want your pearly whites to look white again, try our amazing Teeth Whitening service!
- Regulates Insulin Levels – Healthy Levels Of Vitamin D Help The Body Tolerate Glucose And Regulate Insulin Secretion. Monitoring D-Levels Is Important Since Early Childhood, To Prevent Kids From Developing Type 2 Diabetes Later On.
- Can Help Prevent Cancer – It has been discovered that vitamin D is critical in regulating cell growth and monitoring communication between cells, which can contribute to reducing cancer progression by slowing the growth and development of new blood vessels in the cancerous tissue.
Yes, but tattoos can easily fade without the proper protection. Any ink color will fade away over time no matter what and you may need to re-touch it at some point; however, today we’d like to give you some guidance on how to protect a tattoo when tanning, especially if you tan often or if your tattoo is on an area usually exposed to the sun, after all…we know how much you like tanning too!!
- Cover It With Good Sunblock! – UV rays (UVA and UVB) accelerate color loss, whether they come from the sun or from a tanning bed. Before your indoor tanning session, cover your tattoo area with the highest SPF sunblock available. Apply the sunblock with a cotton swab to be able to completely cover the outline of the tattoo, instead of leaving a border around the design. You can also try to cover it with a piece of fabric the size and shape of your tattoo, to block as much UV as possible.
- We have complimentary tattoo protector at the front desk! Ask our friendly staff and we will be happy to provide it for your tanning session.