Frequently Asked Questions

How 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 exposure schedule?
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 over?
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.

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