Are any people with skin type I allowed to tan on a sunbed? People with skin type I react with extreme sensitivity to the sun and are advised by dermatologists to avoid tanning.
How can I keep my holiday tan? After achieving your tan, you should be able to maintain your color with just one or two sessions per week.
Why doesn’t the skin tan the same all over? The insides of the arms and legs do not tan as readily because they contain fewer pigment-forming cells than the skin on the rest of your body. The face does tan as readily because it has a naturally thicker horny layer. Freckles contain higher amounts of pigment and therefore 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.
How long will my tan last? About 2 to 4 weeks after the last sunbathing session. The upper-most 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. Looked after properly – with special solar cosmetics for instance – a tan can be preserved longer.
What are the benefits of tanning in a tanning bed? Tanning beds are used to provide an environment that allows for cosmetic tanning. Many people believe they look good and feel better when they have a tan.
Will the tanning lotion speed up the tanning process? The products that we sell are designed to topically provide vitamins and skin care ingredients that may be depleted during tanning and many contain cosmetic bronzers to help you look darker, faster.
Can I use lotion on my face? The facial area is much more delicate and more likely to have allergic reactions in comparison to the rest of the body. In fact, fragrance is one of the most common reasons for cosmetic allergic reactions on the face. That is why we recommend using products specifically designed for the delicate facial area.
Why do I have these circles on my shoulders, buttocks, and/or lower waist that won’t tan? These are called “pressure points”, where the most amount of pressure is on your body when reclining in the bed. The blood flow is constricted in those areas and that is why they don’t seem to tan at all. Your best bet is to alternate your positions when tanning.
Can I tan on a sunbed while I’m pregnant? If you do not have to avoid natural sunlight while pregnant, you may also be able to tan indoors. However, it is always advisable to consult with your physician before doing so. Other factors related to the physical nature of the actual tanning session, such as body positioning, etc., may influence your decision.
Can I tan on a sunbed and sunbathe outdoors on the same day? This should be avoided. Overexposure to ultraviolet light in any form can lead to sunburn.
What do I do if I get sunburned? Depending on the degree of burn, you should always consider consulting a physician as a precautionary measure. In many cases, the best thing to do is to avoid further exposure from UV, apply moisturizing skin care products and allow the sunburn to subside. This may take several days. You should also drink plenty of fluids, rest and avoid physical exertion.