Tanning FAQ's

Do I really need eyewear?

Yes, protective eyewear is the most important piece of tanning equipment. If you do not use eyewear you will be burning your cornea. Over a period of time this can cause cataracts, loss of night vision and more. Bellissima tans supplies disposable eyewear in every room.

How do I prevent “raccoon eyes”?

You can adjust your protective eyewear during your tanning session by sliding it gently. Another obvious trick is minimizing the effects with nake-up or self tanner.

What are the causes of white spots?

White spots have several causes. Pressure points are seen on skin surfaces that are in contact with the bed, such as shoulder blades, the backs of calves and the lower back. To avoid this, shift and move by lifting your back and legs periodically so that all skin receives oxygen and blood flow. VITILIGO is irregularly shaped white patches of skin that do not tan. It is caused by a condition that causes melonocyte cells in the affected area to degenerate and die off. Your physician can help reverse the effects. TINEA VERSICOLOR, or sunspots, is dandruff-like fungus that flakes off your scalp onto the upper body. This condition is very common and has nothing to do with cleanliness. Extra strength dandruff shampoo is often used to treat it.

How often should I tan?

This varies for everyone, however a good rule of thumb is always to take a day off in between sessions. To establish a base tan you need to come more frequently the first few weeks. Then once you have a tan, most people can maintain their color by coming 1-2 times per week.

How many sessions will it take to see results?

This varies for everyone depending on skin type, but it can take anywhere from 1 session to 10 sessions depending on how dark you want to get.

Can I shower immediately after a tanning session?

YES, however if you are using a tanning lotion (especially with bronzers) it is better to wait 1-2 hours to allow the lotion to set in the color.

Will I streak from a bronzer and will my hands get stained?

If you apply a bronzer properly, you will not get streaks. You must put on the lotion evenly in a circular motion. Wipe your hands off using the towel provided and feel free to wash your hands before leaving the salon as an extra precation.

Can I use outdoor lotions in a tanning bed?

No, not only does an outdoor lotion prevent you from getting color indoors, but it damages the tanning beds!

Can I use an indoor tanning lotion outside?

NO, indoor lotions do not provide any SPF protection against the suns rays. When outdoors, always use a sunscreen (SPF).

Can I tan when I have a tattoo?

It is recommended to wait 2 weeks before tanning when you get a new tattoo. Even if the tattoo is old, it can fade from tanning. By using a special SPF tattoo stick that we sell, you can protect your tattoo.

Do I need to protect my lips in a tanning bed?

YES, there is no melanin in your lips so they will become dry, chapped and even burned if you do not protect them an SPF lip balm.

Can I tan when I am pregnant?

The main objection to tanning pregnant women is the increased potential of becoming overheated. Understand that UV light DOES NOT reach the unborn baby, as it does not travel beyond the top layers of the skin. Bellissima Tans offers Airbrush Tanning which is completely safe!

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High Pressure Tanning Facts

What is high pressure tanning?

Developed in Europe 30 years ago for use in phototherapy treatment, high pressure lamps produce UVA and UVB in different ratios than conventional tanning beds: just enough UVB to produce the melanin required to tan , and a lot of UVA to oxidize the melanin and turn it into a golden brown.

What's better, High-Pressure Tanning OR Low-and-Medium Pressure Tanning?

Studies show that a combination of low-or-medium pressure tanning and high-pressure tanning produce the best and fastest results. High-Pressure lamps are the fastest: a base tan can be established in as few as 3 visits compared to 10 or more visits to a low-pressure bed.

How fast can I expect to see results from a high-pressure tanning unit?

High Pressure Tanning is the quickest way to get deep, golden color fast. When used in combination with conventional tanning packages, high pressure sessions will enhance your tan, making it deeper, darker, with a more luxurious bronze.

How often should my sessions be to maintain my tan?

Because high-pressure units emphasize using longer, softer UVA rays, in order to maintain your tan, you only need to tan about 2-3 times per month.

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