Frequently Asked Questions



  • How do different skin types react to tanning?

There are a few different classifications of skin types and sensitivity to the sun.


TypeAlso CalledSunBurningTanning Behavior
I
Very light or pale
Often
Occasionally
II
Light or light-skinned
Usually
Sometimes
IIILight IntermediateRarelyUsually
IVDark IntermediateRarelyOften
VDark or "Brown" TypeNoSometimes Darkens
VIVery Dark or "Black"NoNaturally "Black-Brown" Skin



  • What can I do to prepare for Tanning?

We always recommend to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members before hopping in a tanning bed.

Be informed! Know when and how long to tan; tanning in increments is a healthy alternative to exposing yourself to the sun all day long at the beach while looking for that sun kissed glow.

Moisturizing your skin is also key to preparation of tanning! UV rays can dry out your skin and lessen it's ability to defend itself.


  • How does Indoor Tanning work?

A Tanning Bed or a Sun Bed, is a device that emits ultraviolet radiation (typically 95% UVA and 5% UVB, +/-3%) to produce a cosmetic tan. Regular tanning beds use several fluorescent lamps that have phosphor blends designed to emit UV in a spectrum that is somewhat similar to the sun. 


  • Is Tanning similar to Phototherapy sessions?

The cost of a single Phototherapy session - which utilizes indoor tanning equipment in a dermatologist's office - is nearly 100$ per session, about 20 times more than an indoor tanning session. An estimated 1.5 million indoor tanning clients today successfully treat psoriasis in indoor tanning facilities.