Frequently Asked Questions
often should I tan?
Although you are allowed to tan once every 24 hours, experts
recommend that you wait at least 48 hours between tanning
sessions. Waiting at least 48 hours between tanning sessions
lessens the potential for over-exposure and allows your body
to produce your tan gradually.
How long will my tan last?
About 2 to 3 weeks after the last sunbathing
session. The upper skin cells are gradually shed as a result
of the natural process of skin renewal. The skin will have
renewed itself after approximately 28 days. With proper skin
care, a tan can be preserved longer.
Why do I have to follow the recommended
By following the schedule your tan should
develop gradually without the adverse effects associated
with overexposure. By not following the recommended schedule
by tanning for periods longer than recommended or attempting
to accelerate the schedule, may result in negative effects.
This in turn can limit or prevent the tanning process.
How can I keep my tan?
After achieving your tan, you should be able
to maintain your color with just two sessions per week.
Why doesn’t my skin tan the same all
The insides of the arms and legs do not tan
as quickly because they contain fewer pigment forming cells
that the skin on the rest of your body. The face does not
tan as quickly because it has a naturally thickened horny
layer. Freckles contain higher amounts of pigment and become
darker much more quickly than other areas of the skin. Areas
of the skin that are subject to contact pressure points,
such as the shoulder blades, are poorly supplied with blood
and oxygen. This may reduce or limit the tanning process on
these parts of the body.
Can I tan indoors and sunbathe outdoors
on the same day?
This should be avoided. Overexposure to
ultraviolet light in any form can lead to sunburn.
Can I tan indoors while I am pregnant?
If you do not have to void natural sunlight
while pregnant, you may also be able to tan indoors.
However, as always you should consult with your physician
before doing so.