1. Always follow the advice and recommendations of the salon staff. If in doubt, the staff will provide any information needed about the tanning and the functioning of the devices.
2. To use the sunbed a person must be over the age of 18. The sunbed operator has the right to ask for an identity card, whenever there is a well-founded suspicion that the client’s may be underage. The tanning studio staff has the right to refuse use of the sunbed in certain circumstances, for example if a person is intoxicated, or behaves in such a way that the safe use of devices is in doubt.
3. Tanning time should be adapted to your skin type. Each skin type’s reaction to sunlight is different. Starting sessions should be shorter. After the first visit to a tanning studio both skin reactions to tanning cosmetics and tanning should be closely monitored. Before tanning you should not use perfumes and deodorants. Fragrances and colour cosmetics may cause allergic reactions. Make-up, jewellery and watches should also be removed.
4. Skin redness is a sign of skin irritation or burns due to excessive sun exposure and should be avoided.
5. A basic tan is achieved after about 5-7 sessions. In order to maintain the tan it is sufficient to pay one to two visits per week.
6. Do not use a sunbed twice a day. Do not combine artificial tanning and sun tanning on the same day. Day-to-day sunbathing is acceptable only in the case of high resistance to UV rays, or very low doses.
7. Always protect the eyes while sunbathing. Opening of the eyes should be kept to a minimum when operating the device. Safety goggles must be worn during every session.
8. Professional tanning cosmetics not only accelerate tanning but also care for the skin. They should be applied directly before the session. Do not use professional cosmetics for sun tanning with SPF.
9. After tanning one should rest for a few minutes before leaving. It is also advisable to make up for the moisture loss by drinking non-carbonated soft drinks.
10. One should use specialist after-sun care products at home after a bath. One can also hydrate the body with any body lotion. With moisturizing and proper care skin tan lasts longer and is lovelier.
Contraindications for indoor tanning
– Skin allergy to the sun, sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation.
– Dermatitis, vitiligo, extensive typical acne, rosacea, herpes.
– Spider veins on the face and body.
– Numerous moles, blemishes, nevi (birthmarks)
– Unhealed tattoos, unhealed wounds.
– Very young age of the person tanning.
– Menstruation, pregnancy and lactation.
– Fever, inflammation, influenza.
– A history of recent operations and convalescence
– Heart, cardiovascular, kidney and thyroid diseases.
– Epilepsy and other serious chronic diseases.
– Ongoing cosmetic treatments (especially those using retinol, organic and glycolic acids, bleaches) cleansing and depilatory treatments.
– Daily use of cosmetics, products containing retinol, hydroxy acids (AHA, BHA), tar shampoo, St. John’s wort (hypericum), perfumes and deodorants just before tanning.
– Taking photosensitizing oral drugs.
– Taking photosensitizing medication belonging to groups:
Drugs belonging to barbiturates and sulfonamides, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, analgesics (such as ibuprofen derivatives) and antirheumatics, diuretics, heart preparations, tetracycline antibiotics, certain medicines for diabetes, certain hormonal drugs (such as birth control pills), antiemetics, certain antimicrobial agents, antifungal agents, derivatives of benzoic acid, retinoids derivatives in oral ointments and lotions, for example, Roaccutane, Differin, certain herbs (especially hypericum), antimalarials such as Laramie.
If you take medication from these groups please read the package leaflet before tanning, or if you have any questions please ask your doctor or pharmacist.