Q: Do I Have to Wear Eyewear While Tanning? A: Yes. A tan is created by UV rays penetrating the upper layers of your skin. The skin on your eyelid is the thinnest on your body. The light passing through will cause irreparable damage with long-term UV exposure.
Q: Can I use Outdoor lotions in the beds? A: No. Any product with a mineral oil base will stain our acrylics which need to remain clear to achieve ultimate results.
Q: Can I use indoor lotions outdoors? A: It is not recommended to use our indoor lotions outdoors simply because they do not contain an SPF. Indoor tanning is a controlled environment unlike outdoor exposure. We highly recommend using SPF protection when tanning outdoors. Moreover, we particularly advise clients against using tingle products outdoors. Due to extreme heat, the tingle effects can be much more intense and uncomfortable when tanning outdoors.
Q: How often do I have to come to get a tan? A: We recommend 3-5 times a week to develop a tan, and 1-2 times a week to maintain it. However, if you are tanning in our high pressure beds, this time table is drastically cut in half. (Please read about our high pressure beds in our Equipment section). Q: How are salon-grade lotions better than what I can purchase at the drugstore or food store? A: Over-the-counter lotions do not contain the necessary ingredients that will maximize your tanning results and extend the life of your tan. Moreover, mass market products do not replenish as effectively any lost moisturization that occurs during the tanning process. Designer Skin lotions are "bio-engineered" specifically for indoor tanning.
Q: I think I tan better without a lotion. So why should I use one? A: This belief is erroneous and can be easily rectified once clients actually understand the tanning process. For example, indoor tanning and UV exposure can be dehydrating to the skin. Our lotions will help to replenish any moisture that has been depleted during the tanning session, thereby improving your results. Not only will you get a darker tan, you will tan more quickly and it will last longer. In addition, our lotions contain specific ingredients that promote tanning and melanin synthesis.
Q: What are these dry, white patches on my back, chest, and/or arms? A: This is called "tinea versicolor". It is a yeast type of skin fungus present on normal skin, similar to dandruff. This is very common and harmless. The "white patches" usually are not noticeable until you start tanning because they do not tan. An over the counter anti-fungal ointment will usually clear up the symptoms…even dandruff shampoo may work. Sometimes the symptoms may clear up without any treatment. If symptoms worsen or become bothersome, consult your dermatologist.
Q: I can't feel the "tingle" anymore from my lotion. Why is that? A: If you are an avid tingle tanner, oftentimes your skin acclimates to the tingle and you won't feel the sensation anymore. Despite this fact, the tingle is still working even if you are not feeling the heat. As with hair care products, we recommend switching products from time to time to "jump start" your skin.