How old do I have to be to tan?
In South Carolina anyone under the age of 18 must have parental consent to tan.
How does tanning work?
Tanning beds use UV or Ultraviolet light to tan your body. Since there are three types of UV light — UVA, UVB, and UVC — tanning beds are designed to use more levels of UVA with lower levels of UVB on your skin to promote the production of melanin, the pigment that makes you look tan even if you don’t spend time under actual sunlight. The most harmful form of UV light is the UVC which tanning beds filter out so that you only get the best forms of UV light.
Why does a tan disappear?
The tan or pigmentation process occurs in the epidermis, the top skin layer. The epidermis replaces all its skin cells every 28-30 days. Cells in the inner portion of the top skin layer divide themselves, migrate to the surface, and flake off. Skin cells contain melanin, and as a result of UV exposure rises to the surface and flake off as well. Therefore, a tan can be maintained only by repeated exposure to UV light.
How often can I tan?
Carolina Tan Factory’s state of the art Ergoline High Performance Equipment can maintain a beautiful tan in as little as 1 visit per week. We always recommend tanning year-round to continually maximize the benefits of UV exposure.
How long should I tan when I first start?
If you easily get sunburned, it is advisable to start with a shorter exposure time. You can then increase it gradually as you start your base tan. Once you get your base tan and just want to maintain that color, then you can tan for a longer period of time in the sunbeds.
Why should I use indoor tanning lotion?
All of our Devoted Creations tanning lotions are specifically designed for the indoor tanning industry; they contain ingredients to assist in achieving maximum tanning results. They are designed not only to maximize and accelerate great tanning results, but most importantly replace essential nutrients, minerals and lost moisture to your skin. Devoted Creations lotions also contain antioxidants to shield free radical damage.
What do indoor tanning lotions do?
Moisturized skin always tans better, more quickly, and especially more evenly! Indoor tanning lotions containing accelerators and/or bronzers help you to get the best out of each tanning session by boosting your tan and preparing your skin for each tanning session. If you are looking to jumpstart your tan, try an accelerator. Whereas bronzers give you a little boost of color to help you achieve your results even faster! We offer a wide variety of many different types of lotions for you to use. Talk to one of our certified tanning specialists, the experts, to find the perfect lotion for you.
Can I use outdoor oils or lotions when tanning indoors?
No. Outdoor tanning oils or lotions usually contain a SPF ingredient that will inhibit your tan. They also contain ingredients that will cause a film on the acrylic while you tan, blocking rays from getting to your skin. There is no need for an SPF while indoor tanning because it is a controlled environment. Your tanning professionals will assist you with setting the right tanning times to prevent over exposure during your tanning visit .
Why is moisturized skin important for a tan?
Healthy, moist skin will tan quicker, get darker and keep its tanned appearance longer because the melanin is produced rapidly and the skin also will not exfoliate as quickly when it is properly moisturized. Here at Carolina Tan Factory, we sell a wide variety of different tan extending moisturizers to help keep your skin hydrated.
How do I lay in a tanning bed?
when you’re on your back we suggest you lay with your arms by your side a few inches out and slightly bend your knees for the best results.
I have fair skin can I still tan in the sunbeds?
Of course! Always start with consulting the tanning experts first!
What should I put on my skin before my tanning session?
It’s very important to make sure you’re always using the best skin care ingredients before and after your sunbed session to ensure you’re getting the most out of every sunbed session. Here at Carolina Tan Factory, we offer a wide variety of Devoted Creations skincare products. We carry everything from bronzers, facials, to in-shower tan extending shave creams.