Tan 360 Tanning Guide and FAQ

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Q: How does my skin tan?
When UV rays hit your skin, it begins to produce skin pigment called melanin. When the melanin comes in
contact with oxygen it oxidizes causing your skin to turn brown.

Q: How can I achieve my darkest tan?
Developing a tanning program appropriate for your skin type is easy. Our tanning consultants can help you
achieve the results you are looking for with the perfect tanning level and lotion combination for you.

To start, we recommend building your exposure time gradually and coming every other day. Overexposure to
UV (sunburn) will only impair the tanning process. Once your desired results are achieved coming a few times
per week to maintain your tan is recommended.

Q: How do I optimize my tanning session, and make my tan last longer?
A regimen of indoor tanning lotion and daily tan extending lotion is the best way to ensure your best and
longest lasting tan.

The dryer your skin is, the faster it wants to shed its top layers and bring new skin to the surface. Dry layers on
the surface of your skin will also act as a barrier against the UV rays which tan your skin. Because your skin is
reproducing new cells constantly, you will still need to maintain a tanning schedule of every 4 to 5 days.

Tan extending lotions are formulated for every day use to retain your skins moisture, and replenish vitamins to
make your tan last longer. Healthy skin tans faster, darker, and retains a tan longer.

Q: Do tanning lotions really work?
Absolutely, indoor tanning lotions are specially formulated to help increase the amount of melanin in your skin,
as well as the speed in which it is produced. Many indoor tanning lotions also have added cosmetic bronzing
ingredients to give your skin immediate color that lasts for days. Lotions with varying degrees of tingle factor
and body blush will also help you develop dark, immediate results. There is a lotion for every tanner, at every
stage of the tanning process.

Exposure to UV-light, whether indoors in a tanning bed or outside in the sun, is a stress factor for the skin and
can have a drying effect. To maintain healthy-looking skin and develop a beautiful tan, it is important to use a
lotion that provides essential moisturization, plus nutrients and anti-oxidants that help counteract the
environmental stress caused by UV-light. Lotions also help smooth the surface layers of the skin to allow
greater UV penetration for improved tanning results.

Moisturized skin tans better, and retains a tan longer. However, we ask that you refrain from using outdoor
lotions, or lotions not specifically formulated for indoor tanning. These lotions are damaging to the tanning
units, which results in clouding of the acrylics and obstruction of UV light.

Q: What should I wear while tanning?
The only thing a tanner is required to wear is the proper eye protection.
Q: Do I really need to wear goggles? I close my eyes/put a towel over my face.
YES! Eye-wear is absolutely necessary. UV rays from the beds can easily penetrate towels, sunglasses, and
eye-lids risking serious eye injury. We mandate that all of our tanners have their own goggles, or purchase a
disposable option. All of the eye wear we stock meets federal government standards by blocking 99% of UVA
and UVB rays.

Q: Can I wear my contact lenses while tanning?
Because tanning process draws moisture from the body, it is advised that tanners remove contact lenses prior
to tanning. Even with the use of protective eyewear it is possible for eyes to dry out, causing discomfort and

Q: Does tanning provide you with Vitamin D?
There has been significant research done that shows tanning allows the body to naturally produce more
Vitamin D than through supplements or a regular diet. Please visit for more
information on the Sunshine Vitamin!!

Q: How do I know which level of tanning is right for me?
Our tanning consultants can help you choose which level bed is right for you. Typically, the higher the level, the
stronger the UV output, so the exposure time is shortened. Higher level beds may also have more bulbs of a
higher quality resulting in a deeper, more even tan. Ask one of us how we can help you determine the best
tanning regimen for your individual skin type!

Q: I need a dark tan ASAP! Can I tan twice in one day?
Double tanning is not allowed. It is recommended by the FDA that 24 hours must pass between sessions. To
allow your skin time to fully develop its tan, we recommend every other day.

Q: Can I tan while pregnant?
It is advisable to avoid tanning while pregnant. It has not been proven harmful, however overheating is possible
and a real danger. If you are pregnant and must tan for any reason, we ask that you consult with your
physician first and bring in a signed note as to why.

Q: If I can't tan in the sun, will I be able to tan indoors?
No. Your skin type is predetermined, and the UV rays from the beds are no different than the ones coming
from the sun. If you burn easily in the sun, you will burn easily in a bed.

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