How the Skin Tans
Tanning is the darkening of your skin to protect itself against too much UV light. Tanning takes place in the skin’s outermost layer, the epidermis. When cells are exposed to UVB light (short wave), the cells produce melanin, which is responsible for your tan. The melanin travels up through the epidermis and is absorbed by other skin cells. Then, when exposed to UVA light (longer wave), the melanin oxidizes or darkens.
Knowledge is Key...
Smart tanning involves following knowing the dangers and risks involved with excess exposure and lack of tanning protection. Be sure to follow an exposure schedule designed for your skin type and avoid sunburn by tanning gradually.
There are two types of UV light rays, UVA and UVB. Different indoor tanning units are different combinations of these two tanning rays. The Body Bar follows the exposure time is regulations that have been laid out by the federal government to minimize sunburn or overexposure risk. By controlling the type and amount of UV light you receive, you can acquire the best and safest tan possible.
There are some precautions you should take to maximize the enjoyment of your tanning visit, please review these quick safety tips before proceeding to tan:
You can’t just close your eyes or wear outdoor sunglasses. You must wear FDA-compliant eye protection which can be purchased at The Body Bar.
Do not begin to tan without protecting your lips with a lip balm or sunscreen because they will burn more asily
If you’re taking any medications, please let staff members know. Some medications can cause reactions with UV light.
Heat and light from tanning sessions can dry your skin. Moist skin tans best. The Body Bar recommends you moisturize before and after each tanning session to get the most of your visit. The Body Bar carries a full line of indoor tanning products specifically designed to maximize your tan.