Tanning FAQ


The almighty dollar. The fear of the sun is a multi-billion dollar industry led by huge special interests that conduct most of the research on this topic and promote it as well. Lobbyists for pharmaceutical firms that sell billions of dollars of sunscreens and anti-sun cosmetics have muddied the issue by overstating the risks of sun exposure.

Conversely, there is no major industry except the indoor tanning industry that makes money by promoting the positive effects of sunshine. And the indoor tanning industry consists of smaller companies that do not match the marketing power of the multi-billion dollar “sun scare” industry.

Ultraviolet light is believed to be linked to skin cancer, but no one understands exactly how. It’s also clear that ultraviolet light is not the only factor. Heredity, diet and repeated sunburn are the biggest risk factors for non-melanoma skin cancers. There is ample evidence to suggest that avoiding the sun does not totally eliminate your risk.

This rare form of skin cancer is still a mystery. It is most common in fair-skinned people with a family history of melanoma. Though some research suggests a connection to ultraviolet light, many studies have shown that people who receive regular sun exposure have less chance of getting melanoma than those who don’t. Also, it is the most commonly found on unexposed areas of the body like the lower trunk and legs.

MONEY!!! A recent study revealed that the average Beauty magazine receives approximately $1 million in advertising from billion-dollar sunscreen related companies every issue. These “sunscare” advertisers are making billions of dollars by scaring you out of the sun. If the Beauty magazines didn’t support their “sun scare” agenda, would they receive their advertising dollars? No wonder Beauty magazine’s work so hard to keep us in the dark!

Definitely! Our customers are exposed to a scientifically controlled dosage of ultraviolet light carefully formulated to tan you with a minimal risk of sunburn. That kind of control is virtually impossible outdoors, where variables such as seasonality, time of day, location, geography, weather conditions, altitude, and the Earth’s thinning ozone layer make sunburn much more likely.Because sunburn is a main risk factor for skin damage, it is very definitely smarter to tan with the professionally trained staff at this Smart Tan Salon.

You must be 18 years or older to tan without parental consent. Clients that are 15-17 years old may tan with proper parental consent. Sunless tanning can be any age without parental consent.

You can wear (or not wear) whatever you are most comfortable in since all the rooms are private.

“Tingle” is a stimulation of the epidermal layers of your skin. Most people feel their skin heat up or tingle after applying these lotions. The skin stimulation (irritation) brings blood closer to the surface of the skin. The blood brings melanin with it and you may receive a better tan.

Your skin actually becomes thicker as your tanning progresses and makes It difficult for UV light to penetrate the upper layers of skin.

This is commonly referred to as a tanning “plateau.” Moisturizer is extremely important at this point, and it is always important to switch up your tanning beds to ensure that you are reaching your maximum tanning potential. You also should switch up your tanning lotions. Try Obsessed by Devoted Creations, our new plateau-breaking formula utilizing Mela-Dark and Nouritan for extreme dark results.

You should have a skin tone change after the first few tanning sessions. You should have a good base tan in 8-10 tanning sessions Maintain your tan with 1-3 tanning sessions a week should in an entry level bed.

Use a moisturizer at least twice daily. Moist skin tans much better than dry skin so moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! There are also lotions specifically designed for your face and legs that will give those hard to tan areas extra color.

Yes, it is required by Florida law because eyelids are not thick enough to protect your eyes from UV damage. House of Tans offers FDA-approved eyewear for you to purchase or you can bring your own FDA-approved eyewear.

We use FDA-approved cleaning solutions after every customer’s tanning session. The solution is tested daily to ensure proper sanitizing properties exist.

We follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for bulb replacement so that you will achieve the best results from your sessions. We typically change our bulbs when they have reached 80% of their capacity so your tan doesn’t suffer from weaker UV rays.

Yes! Don’t rush your tan. A tan should be obtained gradually. Gradually increase your exposure times, 1 to 2 minutes at a time. Consult your physician if you are taking any medication. Some medication can cause extra sensitivity to the UV light, causing overexposure. Also consult your physician If you have any type of skin irritation or other condition. Always wear protective eyewear!! Ultraviolet light will penetrate the eyelids.

Yes, you can tan and use the UV tanning system the same day this gives you the benefit of both tanning processes. We recommend using the tanning bed prior to the uv-free spray tanning.

It will help your skin to absorb the UV, which will aid in the tanning process. There are also special ingredients that stimulate melanin production, such as Tyrosine, which will give you the most out of every tanning session. Your skin tends to dry out during the tanning process and if you don’t use a good quality indoor tanning lotion, your skin will exfoliate faster, become more dry and flaky, and you will lose your tan faster. When using a good quality indoor tanning lotion it enhances your tan up to 60% because your skin starts to tan in 8 seconds when using a good indoor tanning lotion, versus 8 minutes without any lotion.

Medical professionals do not know the affects of heat on unborn children. We recommend you take advantage of our UV-free spray tanning.

Healthy, moist skin will tan quicker, get darker and keep its tanned appearance longer because the melanin is produced rapidly and the skin will not exfoliate as quickly when it is properly moisturized.

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