Frequently Asked Questions on the Safety and Process of Indoor Tanning

Many people express concerns over using indoor tanning as the means of getting the gorgeous skin complexion they desire. This is understandable, however, technological advances and increases in knowledgeable, expert staff members allows clients at tanning salons to enjoy one of safest known methods of tanning around, not to mention enjoying the amazing skin tone and color they will exude following each and every tanning session. Below are some questions many clients of indoor tanning salons will have before their initial tanning session.

What is difference between Indoor Tanning and Outdoor Tanning?

Aside from the convenience and consistency that an indoor tanning facility offers individuals, there are some important safety differences between indoor versus outdoor tanning that a tanning salon can offer clients. For starters, Ultraviolet light, or UV rays, are responsible for causing the tanning affects on the human skin. When using an indoor tanning booth, individuals can control their amount of UV ray exposure, and direct the amount to fit their skin type. When tanning outdoors, the presence of atmosphere in the sky will continually change the type of UV exposure individuals receive, in addition to never being able to cater to the skin type needs that each individual uniquely possesses. Generally speaking, the flood of high levels of UV rays individuals expose themselves to when tanning outdoors leads to burning of the skin, rather than the attractive golden brown appearance that indoor tanning can help you achieve.

What are some safety procedures I should know about when tanning indoors?

Tanning salons today take great care in ensuring that their clients not only look great, but also, stay safe when doing so. Part of the great aspects of indoor tanning is the ability of individuals to control the amount of the UV ray exposure they receive in a given session. Additionally, a number of safety items are in place at tanning salons to protect consumers, which include eye protection, lotions, and professionals to advice you on the best ways to safely tan your specific skin type. For persons using certain photosensitive medications, of which a salon specialist can let you know, the tendency of these products to enhance the burning UV rays may want to be avoided through not using these products prior to tanning, or avoiding tanning in general until medication use ceases. Additionally, eye care equipment, such as goggles, UV ray strips, and other items, will protect the extremely sensitive area of the eyes from the UV ray exposure tanning your skin to perfection.

What can lotions do for me when I am tanning indoors?

Using traditional SPF lotions during tanning sessions is counterproductive. The SPF factor in the lotions is designed for prolonged sun exposure, and these lotions will essentially delay any and all tanning effects produced by UV rays. There are, however, a large number of lotions available, which specifically cater to the indoor tanning clientele. These lotions generally allow individuals to achieve faster tanning results, while extending the life and color of your tan much longer as well. Typically, a high quality indoor tanning lotion offers consumers nearly 30% better results than tanning without. The indoor tanning lotions, which will be applied prior to your tanning session, will use the amino acid Tyrosine to create Melanin in the skin cells that will convert to dark, rich colors that people desire from indoor tanning. Likewise, other tanning lotions, known as accelerants, will work to increase oxygen-rich blood flow to the skin, which will almost effortlessly produce a high quality tan that will be envy of everyone you see. The best way to ensure you are purchasing the proper indoor tanning lotion for your skin is through consulting one of the experts at your salon, who will be able to recommend products based on your skin type and tanning desires, but also, from their own personal experiences as well.