Prior to using our Sunbeds we will require you to fill in a Record card; this includes questions about your health and skin type. Once this is completed we will be able to recommend how many minutes are suitable for your skin type. Type 1 skin does not tan, and it is not recommended for people with type 1 skin to use the sunbeds. People with fair or red hair and/or a large number of freckles tend to have type 1 skin. If you do not tan in the sun you are unlikely to tan from this product.
You must be over 18 to use the sunbeds and we operate ‘Challenge 25 ‘policy. We may ask for proof of age prior to you using the beds. The ID provided must have a photograph and date of birth present, for example driving licence or passport.
The use of sun cream or oil is not recommended with the use of sun beds. Tanning creams are available. The creams hydrate the skin allowing a deeper tan that lasts longer. Dry skin reflects light giving you a surface tan that fades quickly, whereas hydrated skin allows the UV rays to penetrate more effectively giving a longer lasting tan. It also increases the result of a tanning session by stimulating melanin production making you tan more quickly!
Eye protection is recommended and is provided free of charge. Closing your eyes on a sunbed isn’t enough protection because the UV rays can still penetrate your eyes through the thin skin of your eyelids and cause damage to your retina and eyesight.
Pre/Post advice – To get the best results from sunbed
Remove cosmetics prior to sun exposure –these can increase your sensitivity to UV radiation.
After the tanning bed turns off your skin will continue to tan and produce melanin for at least another 12 hours. It is important to keep your skin moisturized during and after this process.
It’s important to leave 24-48 hours between tanning sessions, if you are trying to build colour you should use sunbeds 3-4 times per week. If you wish to maintain colour once per week is sufficient.
Exfoliating your skin regularly will remove dead skin cells from the surface which prevent the UV rays from penetrating the skin properly.
Over-using a sunbed can cause you to burn. Besides being uncomfortable and often painful, this can result in very dry skin often resulting in peeling. If you burn, you should wait at least 48 hours after the redness has gone before going back on any sunbed.
Consult your doctor before using the sunbeds if you are using any medication, have a history of skin problems or believe yourself to be sensitive to sunlight.
Know your body – be aware of any moles prior to exposure, regularly check for any changes in size, shape, colour or if they become irritated, itchy or scab. Seek medical advice if any changes or new moles appear on the skin.