Tanning

Indoor Tanning

Whether you want that “just off the beach” look or a sun-kissed glow, Southern Rays Tanning features the latest in state of the art indoor tanning systems. We have a full range of equipment, from our relaxing 20-minute beds to our quick-bronzing 10-minute beds including the options of special facial tanners, shoulder tanners, and more. Amenities include music, cooling fans and even air-conditioned beds. Tan Fact: Many tanners choose to combine sunless spray tanning with sunbed tanning–a method called Double Dip. Ask our Tan Consultant about Double Dip tanning which helps produce a deeper, darker tan.

How to Get the Perfect Color

Sun Smart

The sun. It’s the fundamental ingredient for all life forms. Through its light, warmth and radiant energy, the sun provides the basis for all life on our planet. It stimulates the mind and the soul. It provides a sense of inner peace and well-being that both comforts and energizes. When the sun is shining, spirits are lifted and rejuvenated.

Regular exposure to sunlight can:

How We Tan

The sun creates UV light, which is responsible for tanning and is divided into 2 categories: UVA or UVB.

UVA’s main role in the tanning process is oxidizing melanin, the browning pigment that tans the skin. UVB triggers melanin production in the skin. Both types of UV rays play a significant role and are needed for a balanced tanning process.

Tan Fact: Our state-of-the-art tanning equipment is designed to replicate the UVA and UVB produced by the sun, while allowing you to control your exposure.

Your Skin Type

Follow the recommended exposure schedule for your skin type. If you’re unsure or have questions regarding your skin type, consult with your certified Southern Rays Tanning Tan Consultant who will advise you on the proper procedures.

Skin Type Skin Reaction Examples
1 Tans little or not at all; burns easily and severely; then peels. People most often with fair skin, blue eyes, freckles, white unexposed skin.
2 Usually burns easily and severely (painful burn); tans minimally and lightly; also peels. People with fair skin, blue or hazel eyes, blonde or red hair, white unexposed skin.
3 Burns moderately; gains average tan. Average Caucasian, white unexposed skin.
4 Burns minimally; tans easily and above average with each exposure. People with light brown skin, dark brown hair, dark eyes, unexposed skin is white or light brown (Asians, Hispanics, and Mediterraneans).
5 Rarely burns; tans easily and substantially. Brown-skinned persons, unexposed skin is brown (East Indians, Hispanics, etc).
6 Tans profusely and never burns. Persons with black skin (Africans and African Americans, Australian, and South Indian Aborigines).

Golden Rules for Tanning

Want the best possible glow? Follow these fundamental Rules for tanning:

Double Dip Tanning

Get optimal results with Double Dip tanning.

What? A combination of a sunbed tan followed immediately by a sunless session.

Why? Sunbed tanning uses UV rays to trigger melanin production, while opening up your pores and allowing the sunless spray solution to penetrate your skin. This produces an even darker, deeper and longer-lasting tan.

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