Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to develop a tan?
This depends on your skin type, the lotion you use and your current skin colour. In general the average person can develop a base tan in 4 to 8 sessions.
How often should I tan?
You should wait a very minimum of 24 hours before your next session. We recommend you follow an every other day tanning schedule when building your base tan. After you have developed your base, you can reduce you schedule to once or twice a week depending on the tan you desire.
Can I use a sunbed after sunbathing in the natural sun?
Definitely No. You will likely burn on a sunbed if you have sunbathed in the natural sun as you’ve had an uncontrolled amount of UV exposure.
What do I wear when tanning?
What ever you want! Once you enter your private tanning room it’s your choice. Some people wear their under garments, but most prefer to tan naked.
Do tanning accelerators / intensifiers really work?
Quite simply, Yes! These lotions help you tan faster, moisturize and many help reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. By supplying your skin with needed vitamins, minerals, amino acids and moisture these lotions can help you tan up to 67% better than using no lotion at all. By using lotions you can tan faster in less sessions with less UV exposure = safer, smarter tanning!
Do I have to wear those goggles?
Regulations state that we provide protective eyewear meeting prescribed requirements. The skin that makes up your eyelids is very thin and needs to be protected, our salon has eye protection available. Remember bguk always has your best interest in mind.
Why doesn’t the skin tan equally all over?
The insides of the arms and legs do not tan as easily because they contain fewer pigment-forming cells than the skin on the rest of the body. The face does not tan as easily either because it has a naturally thicker Horny layer- providing special protection from UV-B. Freckles and pigmental moles contain a particularly high amount of tanning pigments and therefore go darker much more quickly than other areas of the skin.
How long will my tan last?
About 2 to 4 weeks after the last sun bathing session. The uppermost skin cells are gradually shed as a result of natural process of skin renewal. The skin will have renewed itself after approx. 28 days. Looked after properly a tan can be preserved for longer.
How can I keep up my holiday tan?
One to two sessions per week will keep up your holiday tan for much longer.
Other helpful advice:
When tanning indoor or out, moisture is lost from the skin. Use a good daily moisturizer after tanning, showers or exercise to keep a health glowing skin tone.
Choose a good quality lotion when tanning. Exposure to UVA can cause skin to dry up. A high quality tanning lotion can help prevent and reduce these effects. It’s well worth the money! Remember, like most fun things in life, moderation is the key. Talk with your salon operator about tanning, take care of your skin, and take a break every now and then. Health & Safety Executive. - http:www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg209.pdf