I was told that I had to wait 24 hours to tan again, is that true? Yes: Texas State Law prohibits anyone from tanning more than once within 24 hours. We have both legal and software restrictions that will not allow our Sun Spa to tan you again until at least 24 hours from the last time you tanned. Unfortunately, this is not something we have control over. Keep in mind that this law applies to UV beds only, and not a UV Free Custom Airbrush Tanning.
Are there any age limits to tanning? Yes: State Law requires certain age restrictions when it comes to indoor tanning:
Any person under the age of 18 years old is not allowed to use a tanning device in our facility according to the Texas Department of Health Services. Please contact your local TDPHS for more information.
Why Do I have to wear protective eyewear? Both State and Federal Law require that you wear approved protective eyewear while tanning in a sun bed. We provide eye wear at our salon. We also have temporary eyewear incase you forget yours. The eye lids are designed to protect your eyes and are too thin to block out UV rays. UV light can penetrate through clothing/towels leaving your eyes at risk for burning.
Should I use SPF Lip protection? Yes: Your skin produces melanin, which provides some natural protection against burning. However, your lips do not produce melanin. While it's not legally required that you wear lip protection when tanning indoors, it's to your advantage to take care of your kisser. There are a bunch of lip balms on the market today that include sunscreen. Most of the affordable ones provide just as much protection and moisturizing benefit as the name-brand, top-dollar ones. Low-end or high, pick up a lip balm with sun protection, and use it every time you tan.
Should I use a tanning lotion when I am tanning? Yes: You only get one set of skin just like you only get one set of eyes and one set of lips. They should all be protected in order to maintain a youthful appearrence and to avoid possible damage. Indoor Salon formulated tanning lotions are specifically made with you in mind. Many indoor tanning lotions contain special ingredients that actually help your skin produce a better tan by encourageing your body to produce more melanin using a ingredient called L-Tyrosine. When your exposed to ultraviolet light, your melanocyte cells start to absorb the L-tyrosine found in the lotion that causes the skin to produce more melanin. When the melanin oxidizes, it turns brown. The more melanin produced by the skin, the tanner the skin will be. Lotions are also specifically formulated to help hydrate the skin and smooth the surface layers of the skin to allow greater UV penetration for improved tanning results.