FAQ

  • Who can get a tan?

    Anyone who also gets a tan in natural sunlight.
    Persons with sensitive skin even tan more pleasantly and with fewer worries, as the radiation dosage can be exactly defined with sunbeds.
    Certain drugs – particularly those that produce photosensitivity – may cause individuals under the influence of this type drug to experience adverse effects and those people should avoid exposure to UV sources of all kinds.
    Doctors will advice people taking these drugs to possible adverse effects.
    The speed and intensity with which someone tans are dependent on the skin type and the individual melanin quantity in the skin.
    No two individual skin tones are the same.
    A tan to one person may be different to another and treatment length may vary.

  • What is Melanin?

    The brownish pigment produced by special cells in the base layer of your skin determines the individual's tan.
    As the skin is exposed to the ultraviolet light, the melanin is activated and combines with protein cells that rise to the skin's surface, thus producing a tan.
    The amount of melanin in your body determines how quickly and dark you tan.
    The more melanin produced and exposure time an individual has, the faster and deeper the individual will tan.

  • Which tanning times are recommended?

    Although there is virtually no reason to worry about sunburn with the UV tanning method, some consideration should initially be given to individual skin sensitivity.
    Once you have a tan, 1 to 2 tanning sessions per week are usually sufficient to maintain it.

  • Should you use sun screen?

    No! It is recommended to not use sun screens, oils or lotions intended for outdoor use.
    Cosmetic sun screens with a sun protection factor (SPF) are intended to filter out the sun's aggressive rays.
    However, the light of our sunbeds only contains extremely small quantities of comparable rays, making this kind of protection unnecessary.
    On the contrary, the skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried before each sunbath.
    Many facial makeups have oil bases and should be removed prior to a session.
    Adequate ventilation of the room or booth housing the tanning device is required for proper and comfortable operation.
    Your tanning device will perform best at the ambient temperature of 75 °F to 90 °F.
    It is recommended that, following a tanning session, a skin moisturizer be applied.
    This promotes a smoother, more even looking tan.

  • Can I go to the salon for a tanning session and sunbathe under natural sunlight on the same day?

    You should avoid this wherever possible, or you might exceed your maximum daily UV dose, resulting in sunburn.

  • Can I use the sunbed when I'm pregnant?

    If you don't have to avoid natural sunlight, sunbed tanning should not be a problem. However, avoid long tanning sessions to avoid placing the body under too much general stress. If in doubt, consult your doctor.

  • Can children and people with skin type I use sunbeds?

    Children and people with skin type I react very sensitively to sunlight; according to dermatologists, people in this category should not use sunbeds at all. However, completely avoiding sunlight would mean going without the important positive effects such as vitamin D3 photosynthesis.

  • What about tanning lotions?

    Tanning lotions are fine as long as they've been dermatologically tested. However, you should avoid untested tanning pills and creams. Again, consult your doctor or dispensing chemist if in doubt.

  • How long will my tan last?

    Your tan should last for up to around two to four weeks after your last sunbathing session. Your skin regenerates as a natural process, and the top layer of cells is gradually discarded. The skin takes around twenty-eight days to regenerate. Appropriate skin care with specialized solar cosmetics may make your skin tan last longer.

  • Why doesn't the skin tan at the same rate all over?

    The skin on the inside of arms and legs tans less effectively because these areas have fewer pigment-producing cells than elsewhere on the body. The face isn't as good at tanning, either - by nature, it has a thicker upper layer of skin that protects the face against UV-B rays. Freckles and pigmented patches on the skin have an especially large amount of tanning pigment, and darken more rapidly than other skin areas. Pressure points or areas on the skin will reduce blood circulation in these skin areas, and the lack of oxygen may reduce coloration from melanin pigment. Sunbeds with ergonimically designed base acrylics are ideal for tanning without pressure points.

  • What do I do if I've caught sunburn?

    Slight sunburn is best left to heal on its own. This means taking a few days' break from the sun, treating the skin with skin moisturizers and drinking a lot of fluids. If your sunburn is more serious, you should see a doctor on consult a dispensing chemist.

  • How can I keep my holiday tan longer?

    You can go to a tanning salon once or twice a week. Just a few minutes on a sunbed will be all day you need to keep your holiday tan.

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