Is tanning safe?
Indor uv tanning provides the same benefits and risk as outdoor tanning.Both feel good and can improve your apperance; both also call for moderation and proper skin care. Indoor tanning, however provides a more reliable, controllable exposure of UVA and UVB tanning rays. Each tanning bed or stand-up is regulated by the Federal Drug Administration and rated for maximum exposure time. Wherever your tan – at Mojo Solar Studio , another salon or in the great outdoors, keep in mind the Golden Rule of Smart Tanning: NEVER BURN. Sunburn does not turn into a tan, it actually keeps your body from tanning while exposing you to incresed risk. It's always better to build up your tan – your body's narural defences against UV overexposure – slowly,safely and in moderation.
Health benefits from Sunlight and Ultra-Violet Light
Stress Relief - Exposure to sunlight is known to reduce the levels of adrenaline and non-adrenalin released in the body, reducing overall stress level. Alleviate Skin Disease – Ultra-violet light has been used for years in the medical community to treat skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Cancer prevention – One study showed that colon and breast cancer rates are three times higher in northern states like Vermont and New Hampshire than sunny states. Seasonal Affective Disorder – In a 1993 study, 70% of patients with SAD showed improvement after light therapy, the only known cure for the “winter blues.” PMS - Exposure to bright light helps neutralize women’s menstrual cycles.Heart Rate – UV light creates many of the same results as exercise – decreased blood pressure, lower resting heart rate, increased metabolism, and a 39% increase in the output of blood – lowering your risk of heart disease. Overall Well-being.
Exposure to UV-light, whether indoors in a tanning bed or outside in the sun, is a stress factor for the skin and can have a drying effect. To maintain a healthy-looking skin and develop a beautiful tan, it is important to use a lotion that provides essential moisturization, plus nutrients and anti-oxidants that help counteract the environmental stress caused by UV-light. Lotions also help to smooth the surface layers of the skin to allow greater UV penetration for improved tanning results. Specially formulated indoor tanning lotions also provide advanced tanning technologies to aid the skin in developing a faster, darker tan. Please do not use any outdoor tanning lotions or oils at Mojo Solar Studio because they will damage the acrylic surfaces of our equipment.
We recommend removing your contact lenses before your tanning sessions. If you are unable to remove them then we recommend moisture drops to keep them from drying out.
How does UV tanning work?
Two types of light rays are emitted by the sun and UV tanning equipment that work together to get you tan. UVA rays are mainly browning rays that turn the melanin in your skin from pink to brown. This reaction is the body's natural protection from the sun. UVA rays penetrate a little deeper into the skin than UVB rays,are less likely to burn you, and take a few hours longer to produce their full result.
How often should I tan?
In order to build a tan, tan regularly. Don't let too much time go by between visits, or your tan will begin to fade. It is suggested that you wait 36- 48 hours in between each session to allow your tan to fully develop in between visits. You can build up your tan by gradually increasing indoor tan-time and tanning two to three times a week. Once you have a tan, you can maintain it by tanning one or two times a week. How long does it take to get a tan? Generally, you will begin to notice results after a few tanning sessions, but it may take several weeks of regular tanning (about three times a week) to acquire a good tan. If you are developing a base tan before going on a winter vacation, please start tanning two to three weeks before you are scheduled to leave.
It’s a great way to avoid tan lines and get a full body tan. Moreover, it’s really easy in the privacy of your own tanning bed. Also, you don’t have to worry about bringing a swimsuit to the tanning salon. Should you tan nude, please pay extra attention to those areas not accustomed to sunlight. For the first 6 sessions, these areas should be covered for half the session until you acquire a base tan.
Some prescription drugs, like antibiotics, contraceptives, and others can make you sensitive to ultra-violet light. Please consult with your tanning consultant or pharmacist if you have questions.
The eyelid is the thinnest membrane of the body. You must use goggles to shield your eyes from the UV light emitted by any tanning bed. Our goggles are FDA compliant and shield 99.9% of UV light.
Lips have no melanin and will never develop a tan. They can dry out in the sun or in tanning beds. Keep them moist with lip balm.