hiring at home safely:
Understand Your Skin Type
The natural pigmentation in your skin is going to be a factor in customising your tanning experience.
For fairer skin than is more prone to burning, a very limited exposure should be given to avoid burning. Even once a base tan is established it may be a good idea to continuously limit exposure on much lighter skin as it can be more prone to damage than darker skin. We have knowledgeable, well trained staff than can help you determine your ideal tanning regimen.
Be Patient with Your Skin
Get your base on before you attempt for a dark bronze. The worst damage you can get from UV exposure is from burning, so get a little bit of colour at first and work up from there. Tanning slowly helps your body produce more melanin which darkens your skin and protects you from burning. Once you’ve got some tan, you can start stepping up your sessions and adding more glow to your skin while avoiding painful, damage-causing sunburns.to be a major
Prepare Your Tanning Canvas
A common tip you’ll get from any of our technicians is that “moist skin tans better”. They aren’t just trying to sell you on all those fancy lotions, moisturise properly and you’ll get a deeper, safer, and longer lasting tan. Keeping your skin moisturised before, during, and after your tanning session will slow your skins exfoliation and you’ll hold your tan better. Apply your lotion liberally on clean skin before you tan and you’ll see a more even bronzing on healthier looking skin.
Sunbed tanning has always, and will always be a bone of contention for many. Some believe that indoor tanning is more harmful for your skin than exposure to the Sun. There are others who believe the opposite is true.
•Always ensure that you cover your skin with a tan accelerator or moisturiser before and after a tanning session.
•Protect your lips with a lip balm that blocks UV light. They are most at risk of over exposure as they do not produce melanin.
•Please allow at least 48 hours between tanning.
•If tanning naked, make sure that the sensitive areas of your body, i.e. the underarms, buttocks, genitalia and backs of legs, are protected. Otherwise they are more likely to suffer from sunburn as they are not normally exposed to UV rays.
•If you have suffered sunburn, cover the area with moisturiser and then wait until any redness has completed disappeared before tanning again.
•Although you do not have to, we would recommend using tanning goggles whenever tanning. We provide these with every tanning unit that we hire out.