Frequently asked questions
What's the point of Tanning Lotion?
Faster Results - Moist skin absobs UV which can speed up your bodies melanin production
Skin Benefits - Lotions are specifically designed to target your individual needs. They vary from anti-aging and skin tightening, anti orange, tattoo and colour fade protection, leave skin with no after tan odour, bronzers and aromatherapy to name a few.
Longer Lasting - Dry skin sloughs off and can produce uneven tanning results, an after tan moisturizer or tan extender will keep your skin glowing and hydrated.
Less Exposure Required - Since the tanning process starts quicker with lotion, you need less time in the tanning bed to get amazing results.
Should I shower first?
It's best to exfoliate your skin a day or two before a tanning session. A regular Loofah or Hempz Herbal body scrub is awesome for removing dead skin cells, this will help you get an even, long lasting tan. There's not much point tanning skin cells that are about to fall off. Apply a non-oil-based moisturizer right after you shower or bathe. Some moisturizers will make you more sensitive to sun light and can block UV rays in addition to ruining our tanning bed's acrylic. All the indoor lotions and moisturizers we carry at Glaze Tanning are safe to use on our equipment and will help you get the best results.
Why doesnt skin tan equally all over?
Don't be surpised if you find an area of your body that doesnt tan as well as others. For example your legs may not be as dark as your stomach. This is because some areas on your body contain more pigment forming cells (cells that are able to produce melanin when exposed to UV ).
Can Tanning Reduce Acne?
How Many Sessions Do I Need to Get a Good Base?
Do I Have to Wear Goggles?
It is so important to protect your eyes we cannot stress this enough, you only get two and they need to last your lifetime. Federal Regulations require tanners to wear eye protection that protects 99.9 % of UVB and 99% of UVA rays. UV light can damage your retina, cornea and lead to cataracts. You can also lose night vision, colour perception, get headaches and dry itchy eyes. Your eyelids have almost no UV protection and a towel over your face doesn't come close to cutting it either.
How long will my tan last?
This really depends on a few things, how deep and dark your tan is and the health of your skin. If you have a base tan and your skin is quite dry your tan will likely last 1-2 weeks. If you have a dark and deep tan and you ensure your skin stays well hydrated, you can expect your tan to last up to 4 weeks. The top layer of your skin usually sheds itself over a 28 day period so unless you maintain a regular tanning routine your tan shouldn't be anticipated to last much longer than this.