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22140 Ventura Blvd #10 Woodland Hills CA 91364 (818)340-9972
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FREQUENTLY ASKED TANNING QUESTIONS
What do I wear while I am tanning?
In the privacy of an indoor tanning room, most people choose to tan nude in order to prevent tan lines. Remember, skin that is not regularly exposed to UV light will be more sensitive, and you may need to build a tan slowly in these areas of your body. Expose these areas to less than half the tanning time of the rest of your body by covering them up during your tanning session. Some people choose to wear the swimsuit they would wear at the beach. This is fine too, but make sure the suit is free of any metal that could scratch your skin or the bed.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAN?
That depends on how dark you want to be! It also greatly depends on your skin type. Ask a staff member to recommend a program that’s specifically geared toward your goal.
What do indoor tanning lotions do? Do they really work?
Yes, our lotions are designed to help your skin absorb more color, retain its tan, and moisturize your skin. Our lotions are formulated for a variety of skin types. Moisturized skin tans better, more quickly, and more evenly. Dry skin reflects light rather than absorbing, which not only hinders your tanning process, but makes you look less tan than you are. Indoor tanning lotions containing accelerators and bronzers that help you to get the most out of each tanning session by boosting your tan and preparing your skin each time. If you are looking to jumpstart your tan, try an accelerator. Whereas bronzers give you a little boost of color to help you achieve your results even faster. There are many different lotions available for you to use. Talk to one of our certified tanning specialists to find the perfect lotion for you.
Can I use outdoor oils or lotions when tanning indoors?
No. Outdoor tanning oils or lotions usually contain a SPF ingredient that will inhibit your tan. They also contain ingredients that will cause a film on the acrylic while you tan, blocking rays from getting to your skin. There is no need for an SPF while indoor tanning because it is a controlled environment. Your tanning professionals will assist you with setting the right tanning times to prevent over exposure.
How do I make my tan last?
Moisturize! Use a high quality tanning lotion made for pre and post-tanning to keep skin supple and soft. Your skin is always rejuvenating itself by shedding old top layer skin to expose new skin underneath. Dry skin sheds faster and takes your tan with it. Dry skin also reflects light rather than absorbing, which not only hinders your tanning process, but makes you look less tan than you are.
Why do I need to use protective eyewear?
The area around your eyes does not tan and needs complete protection from the UV exposure you get. Exposed eyes can lead to cataracts, bad night vision, loss of color perception, macular degeneration, and pterygium (tissue buildup caused by frequent irritation of the outer eye tissue). You MUST wear federally approved eyewear, obtainable at the salon, every time you tan.
Can indoor tanning cure acne or eczema?
Phototherapy, using exposure of UV light as a treatment, has been used in the treatment of skin problems such as acne and eczema. You should consult your doctor or dermatologist before tanning as skin therapy. Many medications used to treat both acne and eczema renders the skin ultra-sensitive to UV light, so be cautious if medicated when you tan. Try our Red Light Therapy bed for acne and acne scars, it is great to control acne and eczema outbreaks and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Does tanning help control depression?
Light therapy is now frequently used to successfully treat Seasonal Affective Disorder. Studies have shown that some people need more light exposure in order to function properly and lead a satisfying life. Light exposure causes the brain to suppress the release of the hormone melatonin, which acts as a depressant in the body if produced during the day.
How do I get my tan even without lines or white areas?
Sometimes you may need to use a different bed to stay even and without lines. We offer stand-up options that will allow you to tan some trouble spots (underarms, shoulders, etc) more evenly.
We also recommend using different equipment (even lay down) occasionally to stay even. If you enjoy relaxing in the lay-downs, try tanning with your arms above your head to even out the underarm whiteness that can appear.
If you follow these guidelines you can be confident that at MIAMI TANNING SPAS you will reach your body’s maximum tanning potential.