Tanning Frequently Asked Questions

Why tan?

People who are exposed to bright light each week often feel happier than those who aren’t. There are also certain health benefits associated with light exposure. Common uses involve the treatment of skin disorders (chiefly acne and psoriasis), sleep disorders and some psychiatric disorders. It has also been shown to reduce risks of breast and colon cancer, accelerate wound healing and hair growth, and improve blood properties and circulation.

Can anyone tan?

If you can’t tan outdoors, you most likely won’t benefit from indoor tanning. We do, however, offer a variety of Greenville, NC sunless tanning services and products that are designed specifically for those individuals in eastern North Carolina who can’t or don’t want to tan conventionally.

How does tanning work?

Tanning takes place in the epidermis on the outermost layer of skin. When exposed to UV, your skin produces the pigment melanin–darkening your skin.

How often can I tan?

The FDA (Federal Drug Administration) requires 24 hours between tanning sessions. However, our Greenville tanning consultants recommend you wait at least 48 hours to allow your tan to fully develop in between visits. Once you have a tan, you can maintain it by tanning at our Greenville Boulevard or Evans Street tanning salon two or three times a week.

How do I keep my tan?

Tanning depletes your body of its natural moisture. To get your skin tanned quicker and have it stay tan longer, is essential you apply lotion before and after your tanning session to stimulate the production of melanin.

Why does my tan fade?

Tans fade because cells in the epidermis are constantly pushing older cells toward the surface of your skin. When your “old” skin is replaced, your melanin (and tan) goes away with it.

Do I really have to wear eye goggles?

Yes! Extended exposure to UV rays have been linked to severe eye damage, including cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae, pterygia and photokeratitis which can result in temporary vision loss. To protect your eyes, federal law requires that tanning salons supply customers with proper eyewear.

When shouldn’t I tan?

Foods such as celery, carrots, lime, coriander, parsley, fennel, dill, buttercup, mustard and fig can affect your skin’s reaction to UV exposure and should be avoided prior to tanning. It is also recommended that you limit or avoid tanning altogether when taking photosensitizing medications that may increase your risk of overexposure.