What is the difference between the different level beds?
The higher the level bed the faster you get a tan. Also, there is more UVA light in the higher level beds so your tan last longer. The higher level beds are also bigger, more comfortable and better ventilated, and have more lamps for better tanning coverage.
If I am new to tanning do I have to start out in Level 1?
Nope! New tanners, or veteran tanners coming back to regain their color, can start or resume tanning in whichever bed they prefer. The way to get tan without burning is by adjusting exposure time. Higher level beds with more UVA just get you a tan quicker (and it lasts longer!).
Will I burn in higher level beds?
A sun burn can happen in any tanning bed. The way to get color without a sun burn is to start with a low exposure time. Our staff is trained in the Smart Tan Skin Type System and can recommend exposure times based on your skin type and tanning history.
What is the advantage of a High-Pressure tanning bed (Level 5)?
High-Pressure lamps have the highest percentage of UVA light. This light does not pose the same burning potential as UVB light and gets deeper in the skin to tan your melanin. High-pressure tanning results in a faster, darker, and longer lasting tan so fewer sessions are needed to build and/or maintain the tan.
Why should I use an indoor tanning lotion?
Quality indoor tanning lotions like the ones sold in professional salons contain a higher concentration of moisturizers and skin enhancers than the average drug store body lotion. Professional indoor tanning lotions also contain antibacterial ingredients which reduces the "after tan smell."
Some indoor tanning lotions even have skin peptides which produce collagen to prevent signs of aging (wrinkles) like the high-end skin care products in upscale beauty stores.
At Sunny Sky Tan you can use whatever lotion you feel comfortable with but we do encourage you to compare the ingredients in the bottles of professional tanning lotions to the ones you see commonly in the drug store. If you do you will notice recognizable ingredients like aloe, parkii (shea) butter, and minerals higher up on the ingredients list (which means more of the good stuff and less chemicals) than the mass produced drug store lotions which need to use parabens and other preservatives for long shelf life. And Sunny Sky Tan has a lowest price guarantee because we price matches all our paraben free skin care products with websites like amazon so our customers can have youthful healthy skin at the best prices!
Too good to be true? Well, when customers have healthy looking skin they are more likely to return to our salon!