UV Tanning Systems
UV Free Spray
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does anyone I know go Sunless tanning?
Thanks to improvements in Sunless tanning techniques and a growing appreciation of the need to be “sun safe,” Sunless tanning has seen an increase in popularity in both males and females. Chances are good that friends or co-workers with that healthy glow, had a little help from the Sunless.
Does sunless tanning makes your hands turn orange
Before beginning the Sunless tanning process, one applies a hand cream that prevents the tanning solution from staining your hands. As long as this is carefully and thoroughly applied, there will be no staining.
Is sunless tanning unhealthy?
DHA (The active tanning ingredient) is a non-hazardous compound that causes no adverse reaction in moderate quantities when applied topically or even ingested. DHA has been used as a diet supplement in sports nutrition and is non-carcinogenic. Testing has further shown that DHA is less toxic than aspirin, caffeine and even common table salt.
Does sunless tanning solution smell strange?
Some people notice a slight starchy smell on their skin a few hours after a tanning session. This is simply the DHA reacting to proteins in your skin and it fades away fairly quickly. Today’s sunless formulations now use an odor control system that helps eliminate this DHA reaction odor. We also offer aromas to add to your solution that will leave you smelling wonderful and intoxicating, for those specail occasions.
Is it easy for the sunless tanning solution to streak?
There should be little, if any excess moisture after your session. If there is some dampness, you can towel off completely as you normally do when you shower.
Does sunless tanning makes your skin look orange?
Before automated spray booths, most self-tanners were creams and lotions applied by hand – that meant inconsistent coverage. Too much lotion applied in one place left the skin looking orange, while not enough lotion left unattractive streaks. Today’s automated sunless technology ensures that a uniform micro-spray of sunless formulation covers the entire body in the exact amount required to produce a smooth, even, natural looking tan.
What is DHA?
The active ingredient most often used in all sunless tanners including tinted moisturizers, self-tanners, and spray tan solution is called DHA or dihydroxyacetone. DHA is a carbohydrate (monosaccharide sugar) compound approved by the FDA for use in externally applied sunless tanning solutions. For misting applications, the FDA recommends protective measures to prevent eye contact, inhalation or ingestion.
Is the DHA solution safe to use?
The FDA has approved DHA for external application to your skin. For misting applications, the FDA recommends protective measures to prevent eye contact, inhalation or ingestion. To make sure you are completely protected, the FDA suggests wearing protective eyewear, nose filters, lip balm, and protective undergarments.
Has anyone ever had an allergic reaction to DHA?
Yes. If you’ve had previous allergic reactions to self-tanning lotions or cosmetics, you should consult a health care professional before using spray tanning.
What happens if DHA gets in my eyes?
FDA recommends that DHA not be used in the eyes or surrounding area. That is why we recommend using protective eyewear which can be supplied by your salon. If you choose not to wear protective eyewear and your eyes feel irritated, gently splash with water. If you have additional questions, consult your health care provider.
What happens if I inhale any DHA solution?
FDA recommends that DHA not be inhaled. That is why we recommend using nose filters which can be supplied by your salon. If you choose not to wear nose filters and your nose feels irritated, consult your health care provider.
What is the DHA advisory?
The FDA advises that users should avoid inhaling or ingesting DHA or letting the spray get into your eyes. When using DHA-containing products as an all-over spray or mist, it may be difficult to avoid exposure in a manner for which DHA is not approved, including the area of the eyes, lips, or mucous membrane, or internally.
What should I wear to tan?
A lot of people wear a swimsuit. However, since the tanning beds are in a private room most customers choose to tan in the nude to avoid tan lines. Any skin that has never been exposed to ultraviolet light before will be more sensitive. These parts must acquire a tan slowly. Cut down the exposure time for these areas to 1/3 or less of the total time recommended by your tanning professional. When you can’t see any tan lines on your body at all, it’s ok to expose that skin the same length of time as the rest of your body. If you have never tanned in the nude before we recommend you reduce exposure by 1/3 since the areas that you usually cover are more sensitive.
Is indoor tanning just as good as outdoor?
Yes, in fact sometimes more so because you are in a controlled environment which blocks out the majority of harmful UV rays. Since, the sun’s natural light contains more Ultraviolet B (UVB) or burning rays it is more difficult to control exposure outdoors. We use only patented lamps, which give you the optimal balance of UVA and UVB rays so that you may attain a perfect tan. Additionally, indoor tanning gives you full control over exposure time! The results and convenience of an “indoor tan” allows a year round healthy look without concerns of prolonged exposure to the burning rays of the sun.
How long will it take to see results?
Tan regularly for optimal results. Too much time between visits allows your tan to fade. Results are noticeable for most people after the first few sessions. A good base tan can be acquired in 6-10 sessions. To maintain your tan year round, one or two sessions a week may be necessary, depending on the person.
How can I maintain my tan?
Moisturize and hydrate! Before tanning always make sure to drink plenty of water. Healthy, hydrated skin maintains color longer. Dry skin sheds faster. You lose your newly acquired tan if you do not moisture and hydrate properly.
I burn outdoors, will I likely burn in a tanning bed too?
You are just as likely to burn in a tanning bed as you are in outside; however, it may be safer in a tanning bed. In a tanning bed you have control over the amount of exposure time!
Can I use outdoor oils and lotions in the tanning bed?
No! Outdoor tanning products are exactly that; they are meant for the outdoors. It may be harmful to use inappropriate products in the tanning bed
Do I really have to wear eye goggles?
Yes! Possible retina damage or even blindness can occur if the proper precautions are not taken. All tanning salons are required by law to provide you with the proper eye protection. Sunglasses or simply closing your eyes is not safe enough.
How does tanning occur?
Everyone has skin cells called melanocytes; although, quantity differs from person to person. Ultraviolet B rays stimulate These cells produce melanin when they are stimulated by Ultraviolet B rays, from the tanning bed, or sun. Melanin then rises to the surface of the skin where it is oxidized by ultraviolet A rays. This is where the tan is acquired. Our tanning beds are fitted with patented tanning bulbs that provide an optimal balance of UVA and UVB rays.
When shouldn’t I tan?
Tanning is not recommended when taking photosensitizing medications. Some foods or supplements may also cause photosensitivity. If you are unsure if something you consume causes photosensitivity please consult your physician prior to tanning.
UV & UV FREE Spray Tanning
Our low and high pressure UV tanning equipment is from the finest manufacturers in the world offering you the finest in performance, comfort, and design.
We also offer UV Free HD Spray Tanning …. A deeper, darker UV Free tan. Your private session, with voice guided instructions, delivers a uniform, customized application of tanning mist to the entire body in just seconds.
Let’s get in touch!
3245 Williams Pkwy SW, Suite 2
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-1446
5761 C St SW, Suite B
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-7358
2164 Blairs Ferry Rd
Hiawatha, IA 52233-7902
We are open:
Mon – Thurs: 9 am – 10 pm
Fri: 9 am – 8 pm
Sat: 9 am – 7 pm
Sun: 12 pm – 6 pm
Hours may vary by season and salon
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