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Sunless Expressions, North Carolina

Indoor Tanning

Indoor tanning beds and booths basically imitate sunlight. The sun emits three kinds of UV rays (the ones that make you tan). UV-C has the shortest wavelength of the three, and is also the most harmful. The sun emits UV-C light, but then it´s absorbed by the ozone layer and pollution. Indoor tanning lamps filter out this type of UV light. UV-B, the middle wavelength, starts the tanning process, but overexposure can cause sunburn. UV-A has the longest wavelength, and it completes the tanning process. Indoor tanning lamps use the best ratio of UV-B and UV-A light to provide optimal tanning results, with a lowered risk of overexposure.

Find the perfect home tanning beds to give you an at-home glow at Master Tanning. Get a golden tan with the same name brand tanning beds the salons use, with a more personal touch. Browse our selection of Sunquest tanning beds (including the Sunquest canopy!), Sunvision tanning beds, Wolff tanning beds, and the Del Sol Face tanner.

Whether you are using a home tanning bed such as the Wolff SunQuest Pro 16RS or one of the commercial tanning beds at your local tanning salon, it is imperative that you know your skin type. Skin types are rated on a six-step scale from Skin Type I (albino) to Skin Type VI (African American) based on a person’s tendency to tan vs. burn. Everybody differs in their ability to produce melanin, the substance in the skin that changes color in response to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Your ability to produce melanin is determined by heredity and cannot be changed. Why is it important to know your skin type. Because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made specific recommendations regarding the frequency and duration of tanning sessions to ensure a safe indoor tanning experience. For example, people with Skin Type II (fair) should build a base tan over fifteen sessions in the course of a month’s time working their way up from four-minute sessions to sixteen-minute sessions. For more information on skin types and recommended tanning schedules, ask your Wolff home tanning bed distributor or your salon owner

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