Four Seasons Tanning Salon - Faq's about tanning:
Q. What is the age requirement to tan?
A. You must be 18 years or older to tan without parental consent. Ages 13-17 may tan with proper parental consent. UV Free Treatments are available without parental consent.
Q. Do I need and appointment to tan?
A. No, appointments are not required, walk-ins are welcome.
Q. I burn easily, but I do tan, will I burn in the tanning bed?
A. Not sunburning is a number one priority at Four Seasons Tanning. Every client is given an evaluation to determine the amount of time to be spent in the tanning unit, to be increased as you go on. Tanning is your skin’s natural defense mechanism against burning. Burning can lead to premature aging, drying, wrinkles and other health problems and should be avoided.
Q. Can I tan if I am pregnant?
A. There are medical reports to debate this question. Sun rays, including those in tanning units do not penetrate deeper than a fingernail, however some clients or their doctors do not feel it to be “safe” during pregnancy. We will gladly freeze or extend your package to accommodate those expecting! We also offer the UV Free Treatments that are great for everyone, including those who are pregnant!
Q. Is eye protection required to tan?
A. YES! FDA regulations require all tanners to use federally approved eyewear while tanning indoors. Personal eyewear may be purchased at a nominal charge. If you ever tan at a salon that doesn’t provide eyewear, or require you to purchase eyewear prior to tanning, you should find a salon that follows federal laws and cares enough about their clients eyes to insure that all the proper precautions are taken.
Q. Can I tan in the tanning beds and have UV Free Treatments done?
A. YES! Most of the tanning lotions made today contain DHA, which is the active ingredient in the UV Free solution. Having a UV Free Treatment done and then using the tanning bed will yield excellent results because the UV Free Treatment will get the DHA solution evenly over your entire body, (extremely hard to do this by yourself) and will definitely take your tan to a level it has never been before!
Q. My torso gets really dark, but my legs, arms and face are not tanning as well, what should I do?
A. There are 3 main “ingredients” to get tan- sun, oxygen and blood. Since there is a greater concentration of blood in your torso and less in the outer extremities, it is harder to get color in these places of the body. We recommend using a tingle lotion which is designed to bring blood to the surface of the skin to increase micro circulation. However, a tingle lotion is not for everyone, in which case, we do offer UV Free Treatments for face and neck, and legs only. Packages are available.
Q. Why can’t I use an outdoor lotion in the tanning bed?
A. Outdoor lotions contain certain oils, etc. that can break down and crack the acrylic on the tanning beds causing the transparency to be compromised and lessen results. Indoor tanning lotions are the only lotions that may be used in our tanning units.
Q. What are the beds cleaned with to insure proper sanitization? Do I have to clean my bed after I tan?
A. Beds are cleaned with an FDA approved cleaning solution to insure sanitization between each client. Cleanliness is very important to us. We are meticulous about keeping the beds clean for our clients. Each bed is cleaned by our professionally trained staff after each client.
Q. I am trying to get tan for a vacation, wedding, formal, etc. How much time prior to my even do I need to start tanning to make sure that I have a good tan?
A. Everyone skin tans at a different rate. We recommend coming in at least one month prior to be evaluated to determine how much time will be needed to get you the results that you want. Remember, we also offer the UV Free Treatments, which are great if you are not a year round tanner, and only need to be dark for this specific event.
Q. Do I need a tanning lotion?
A. Using a tanning lotion will help your skin prepare for an intense amount of sunlight in a relatively short amount of time. We carry lotions with bronzers, self acting bronzers, tingle, cooling, and hypo-allergenic- ask our expert staff which will be best for you.
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