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Responsible Tanning Advice

What should you do?

Remove all jewellery and make up and take a warm shower if possible before using the sunbed to remove all cosmetics, perfumes, skin creams and lotions. Those preparations can increase the sensitivity of the skin in ultraviolet light.

You should use either our Absolute Gold or Absolute Style pre-tan enhancers. They contain the finest quality ingredients available to promote the deepest, darkest tan and are fortified with essential nutrients, vitamins and moisturisers. Ask our staff for advice on the best product for you.

How often do I need to use the sunbed in order to maintain a tan?

This varies, depending on your skin type but, generally, in order to maintain your tan you will need to use the sunbed two or three times a week.

Protecting your Eyes?

Ultraviolet light damages the naked eye, so we strongly recommend that you use protective eyewear and do not to look at the tubes with the naked eye.

Is the tan produced by a sunbed any different from the tan produced by natural sunlight?

The tubes on the sunbed emit a small percentage of UVB and a larger percentage of UVA. This causes the skin to react in precisely the same way as it would to natural sunlight. In other words, it develops a tan and also it becomes slightly thicker. There is absolutely no difference between the tan you get from a sunbed and the tan you get from natural sunlight: the pigmentation process occurs in exactly the same way. The tan produced by the sunbed will also last just as long as the tan produced by natural sunlight.

Most people are able to use a sunbed but there are exceptions. If you answer YES to any of the questions below, you must NOT use a sunbed:
  • Are you aged under 18?
  • Do you always burn in natural sunlight?
  • Do you have a medical condition that becomes worse in sunlight?
  • Do you have an excessive amount of moles and/or freckles?
  • Do you have a history of sunburn, particularly from childhood?
  • Do you have skin cancer or does any member of your immediate family have/had skin cancer?
Also, if you are on any medication or drugs, please check with your GP or pharmacist before using a sunbed as certain drugs make the skin more sensitive to UV light. If you are pregnant, consult your GP before use.

Self Tanning Advice – Spraytan Express

This natural product is designed for frequent use. To ensure an even coverage the canister should be shaken before application. Cover floor before use or apply treatment in the shower or bath as excess spray will settle on ground.

When applying spraytan express™ hold the canister between 20cm to 30cm from area of the body to be sprayed. After pressing down on the nozzle a fine mist will bathe the skin in a self-tanning solution. To maximise results we suggest a left to right sweeping movement should be used over the area of the body to be treated. When applying spraytan express to the entire body we recommend you start from the feet and work upwards.

It is important that spraytan express is not over applied, as additional applications can be made after initial treatment to darken the tan, especially for fairer skin.

An instant bronzer gives immediate results, if over applied this can be removed by washing immediately, then reapplied. This product also contains a natural self tanner which develops deeper and darker over the next few hours which may last up to 5 days. Avoid contact with light fabrics until after you have showered or bathed as the instant bronzer can mark such materials.

Treated areas should be left to dry for up to 10 minutes, using a hair dryer will speed the drying process.