Are there any benefits to tanning?
Besides healthy looking skin, indoor tanning can duplicate other beneficial properties of sunlight. There is strong evidence that sunlight is known to: aid in building the resistance strength of the immune system, help us produce vitamin D, increase the body's ability to absorb calcium, build our skin's resistance which helps protect against over-exposure, and help combat depression and induce and energized feeling of well-being. In addition to these, tanning can also increase the supply of oxygen in the blood, help in the treatment of acne, psoriasis and eczema, stimulate the thyroid gland which boosts your metabolism and stimulate the male sex hormone which can increase the sex drive.
What are the benefits of tanning year round?
What about the protective eyewear?
You must wear protective eyewear as your eyelids do not provide protection against ultraviolet rays. To avoid the risk of easily transmitted infections, we recommend buying your own eyewear.
What about suntan lotions and oils?
You may not use outdoor products for indoor tanning, however, at Treasure Island Tanning we have specially formulated products specifically for indoor tanning that you should use. These products will have special ingredients that can speed up the tanning process. They will also have moisturizers present which will replace moisture that is lost during tanning, bathing and other external factors. Remember that moist skin tans better and is healthier.
Should I tan before my vacation?
Absolutely! A tan is your skin's natural way of protecting itself against over exposure. By gradually getting a tan indoors first, you can pre-condition your skin so you can spend more time in the outdoor sun. Get the most out of your vacation investment!
How long will it take to get a tan?
Many skin types will show colour change after the second or third session. Most can achieve a beautiful tan after about 8-10 full sessions. After that, only one or two times per week will maintain your golden tan indefinitely.
What is the tanning process?
UVB stimulates the melanocyte cells in the skin to produce melanin ( a pigment) which is then oxidized by UVA, turning it brown. As the outer layer of skin sheds, cells are lost and your tan will fade. Therefore, to maintain a tan requires continuous exposure to ultraviolet light. the degree of colouring depends on the amount of melanin you have, your individual reaction to ultraviolet light and the time of exposure
Are indoor and outdoor tans the same?
Just like natural sunlight, an indoor tanning system produces ultraviolet rays. The difference is that only UVA and diminished UVB rays are emitted and no UVC. Other factors of outdoor tanning such as; time of day and year, altitude, cloud coverage, pollution, reflective surfaces, etc. can radically change proper exposure times outdoors. The tanning process is the same indoors, however, there is definitely more exposure control.
What are the different sun rays?
The sun emits three kinds of non-visible ultraviolet light: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVCis the shortest, most harmful light but is primarily stopped bythe earth's ozone layer. UVB is the medium wavelength of light and is necessary to trigger the tanning process, but too much UVB can cause sunburn. UVA is the longest wavelength and is responsible for the oxidization of melanin in the skin. Are you protecting your lips?