FAQ: Tanning Facts

How often do I need to tan?

Your skin tans by stimulating the production of melanin (pigmentation) in your skin which leads to a base tan. It is recommended that you tan 3-5 times within an 8 day period to develop a base tan. In order to maintain color, we recommend 1-2 visits a week and don’t forget to use a Tan Extender! These products are essential in helping preserve, protect and prolong the life of your tan!

Why should I rotate tanning beds?

Sun tanning uses two different UV rays – UVA and UVB. UVB is used to help stimulate melanin production for a base tan while UVA oxidizes your melanin for deeper, darker, longer lasting color. For best results, always rotate to a bed with higher UVA output every 3 sessions.

Why do I need to wear sunscreen even if I have a sunless tan?

Although you may feel and look like you have a real tan, a sunless tan is only the temporary appearance of a tan and therefore provides your skin with no real sunburn protection. It is still recommended to wear sunscreen when outdoors to protect your skin from overexposure.

What is the benefit of Red Light Therapy?

Red Light Therapy accelerates the production of collagen and elastin proteins. This gentle, yet extremely effective treatment, is very beneficial as an anti-aging and skin rejuvenation tool when used with Red Light products. Learn more about it on our Red Light Therapy page.