F.A.Q

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Why should I tan?

Aside from achieving beautifully tanned skin on the outside, tanning has many benefits. Exposure to ultraviolet light in controlled quantities is the best way for your body to produce Vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential ingredient in the prevention of ailments such as bone disease  and psoriasis. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium for strong bones and a healthy immune system! Exposure even helps in the prevention of colon and breast cancer and a base tan helps prevent accidental sunburn! People who are exposed to more hours of sunlight have shown to be happier and healthier.

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. You can wear whatever you are comfortable with.

How do I make my tan last?

Moisturize! Use a high quality moisturizer made for 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 hinder your tanning process, but makes you look less tan than you are.

What do indoor tanning lotions do?

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 lose 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 you tan faster. When using a good quality indoor tanning lotion is enhances your tan up to 60% because your skin.

Can I use outdoor oils or lotions when tanning indoors?

NO, just as the word indicates outdoor products should Only be used outdoors, as they can cause a film on the acrylic. This actually inhibits the tanning process, rather than acting as an amplifying agent. There are many excellent indoor tanning products for that purpose. Ask our tanning professional for recommendations.

How often can I tan?

Tanning salons in Texas require that you wait a minimum of 24 hours between each tanning session.

Why should I tan?

Aside from achieving beautifully tanned skin on the outside, tanning has many benefits. Exposure to ultraviolet light in controlled quantities is the best way for your body to produce Vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential ingredient in the prevention of ailments such as bone disease  and psoriasis. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium for strong bones and a healthy immune system! Exposure even helps in the prevention of colon and breast cancer and a base tan helps prevent accidental sunburn! People who are exposed to more hours of sunlight have shown to be happier and healthier.

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. You can wear whatever you are comfortable with.

How do I make my tan last?

Moisturize! Use a high quality moisturizer made for 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 hinder your tanning process, but makes you look less tan than you are.

What do indoor tanning lotions do?

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 lose 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 you tan faster. When using a good quality indoor tanning lotion is enhances your tan up to 60% because your skin.

Can I use outdoor oils or lotions when tanning indoors?

NO, just as the word indicates outdoor products should Only be used outdoors, as they can cause a film on the acrylic. This actually inhibits the tanning process, rather than acting as an amplifying agent. There are many excellent indoor tanning products for that purpose. Ask our tanning professional for recommendations.

How often can I tan?

Tanning salons in Texas require that you wait a minimum of 24 hours between each tanning session.

How old do I have to be to tan?

You must be 18 years old with a valid I.D. to tan.

Can I tan if I am pregnant?

You must consult your physician regarding tanning while pregnant.  If you choose not to tan in one of our sunbeds we recommend going sunless with our Mystic Tan.

Is tanning indoors safer then tanning outdoors?

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 & the Earth’s thinning ozone layer make sunburn much more likely.  Because sunburn is a main risk factor for skin damage, it is definitely smarter to tan with the professionally trained staff @ Sunny Bunz.

Do I need to use protective eyewear?

Yes!  Federal law requires all tanning salons to supply customers with proper eye protection.  This eyewear must meet federal government standards by blocking 99% of UVA & UVB rays.  Closing the eyelids or using sunglasses or cotton balls is not adequate protection as the UV rays will easily penetrate these things & continue into the eyes.  The area around your eyes does not tan & needs complete protection from the UV exposure you get.

Do medications affect my tan?

Some photosensitizing medications can cause you to become less tolerant of UV exposure, greatly increasing your risk of over-exposing.  Many medications warn of any indoor or outdoor tanning when you use them.  Please consult your doctor any time you are starting a new medication, asking him about it photosensitive side effects.

I've been tanning, but I'm not getting any darker. Now what?

Your skin actually becomes thicker as your tanning progresses & make 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, & 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.  Ask one of our tanning consultants which lotion is best for you.

Skin Reaction Examples

Skin Type

TANS LITTLE OR NOT AT ALL
Burns easily and severely, then peels.

People most often with fair skin, blue eyes, freckles, white unexposed skin.

USUALLY BURNS EASILY AND SEVERELY
(Painful burn); Tans minimally and lightly; also peels.

People with fair skin, blue or hazel eyes, blond or red hair, white unexposed skin.

BURNS MODERATELY
Gaines average tan.

Average Caucasian, white unexposed skin.

BURNS MINIMALLY
Tans easily and above average with each exposure.

People with light brown skin, dark brown hair, dark eyes, white or light brown unexposed skin.
(Asians, Hispanics and Mediterraneans)

RARELY BURNS
Tans easily and substantially.

Brown-skinned persons, brown unexposed skin.
(East Indians, Hispanics, etc.)

TANS PROFUSELY
AND NEVER BURNS

Persons with black skin.
(Africans and African Americans, Australians and South Indian Aborigines)

*Fitzpatrick Classification Scale – Thomas Fitzpatrick, MD

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