This salon voluntarily participates in "Project Smart Teen." Why Teens? It's important that teens and their parents understand the difference between sunburn and tanning in moderation, both indoors and outdoors. Paradise Cove is trained and equipped to help you learn to prevent sunburn as a part of your intelligent, active lifestyle.
Tanning vs. Burning
People used to believe that sunburn was just an inevitable part of starting a tan. Some actually think you have to burn before you can tan. Today, w know how wrong that belief is, and we know that our skin can be temporarily or permanently damaged by burning.
TANNING is a natural process - your body is designed to produce melanin, which darkens your skin. A tan is a grasdual increase in natural skin pigmentation and is your body's natural way of building up protection against the injury of sunburn. Makes sense, right?
SUNBURN is a totally different process. Sunburn is an injury; the red color actually is increased blood flow, which is sent to the skin to help your body repair the damage done by overexposure to UV light.
By practicing Smart Tanning, you can develop your natural tan gradually while minimizing the chances of getting a sunburn.