Q: How long can I stay in the booth?
A. Simply follow the recommended exposure posted in the unit. After a base tan is achieved, maximum time is 12 minutes.
Q: How often can I tan?
A. Our unit can be used a maximum of once every 24 hours but it is recommended that you wait 48 hours between sessions to allow the tan to fully develop .
Q: How often should I use the unit to maintain my tan?
A. 1 – 2 times per week are recommended depending upon your skin type.
Q: Will tanning dry my skin?
A. No, if used in the proper manner however, a lotion is recommended but not required. Most people may wish to use a lotion to add a emollients into the skin to keep it soft and supple at all times.
Q: Can I use tanning if I am pregnant?
A. Have your physician make this determination.
Q: Will medication affect my tanning?
A. Some medications or food allergies may affect how you tan, check with your doctor before tanning if this applies.
Q: What is the difference between tanning in a booth vs. a bed?
A. Hygienic – bed type units require people to lay on the same acrylic sheet others have laid on. The HEX II booths work while you are standing so germs are not spread from customer to customer.
Fast – only 10 to 12 minutes per session in a booth are required. Bed types units can require 25 to 30 minutes per session.
Comfortable – the HEX II units are air cooled by a unique fan system and built-in speakers allow you to enjoy music while you tan.
Q: I am new to tanning indoors, are there some precautions I need to be aware of?
A: Yes! Don’t rush your tan. A tan should be obtained gradually. Gradually increase your exposure times. Consult your physician if you are taking any medication. Some medications can cause extra sensitivity to UV light, causing overexposure. Also consult your physician if you have any type of skin irritation or other conditions. Always wear protective eye wear. Ultraviolet light will penetrate the eyelids and could damage your eyes.
Q: I just started tanning how long will it take to see results?
A: You should have a skin tone change after the first few tanning sessions. You should have a good base tan in 8-10 tanning sessions. Then 1-3 tanning sessions a week to maintain your tan.
Q: I just can't get any darker! What can I do?
A: Your skin actually becomes thicker as your tanning progresses and makes it difficult for UV light to penetrate the upper layers of your skin. This is known as the tanning plateau. Moisturizer is extremely important at this point. Your skin cells are standing up at a 45 degree angle and are actually reflecting the UV rays. Using a lot of moisturizer lotion will help these cells lay down and become more translucent, and become more receptive to UV rays.
Q: My face and legs don't tan very well what can I do?
A: Our face is the only part of our body that does not produce its own moisture our legs become a little dryer because of clothing hosiery shaving etc. The fact is that moist skin tans much better than dry skin use a moisturizer at least twice a day.
Q: Should I shower before/after a tanning session?
A: The tanning process actually continues for a period of time after a tanning session. Taking a shower will remove the mantel acid from your skin and slow down or stop this continue tanning process. It is recommended you not shower for two hours after your tanning session or one hour before.
Q: Why does my tan disappear?
A: Your tan occurs on the outer layers of your skin. Those cells gradually die and are replaced with the next layer which is untanned, every 26 to 30 days. If you want a year round tan, you need to tan year round appropriately.
Q: Can I use my tanning lotion outdoors?
A: Not a good idea. Indoor lotions usually don’t contain SPF. You will have no Sun Protection outdoors. Outdoor UV rays can vary daily even hourly in intensity. It is recommended that you use an SPF while tanning outdoors. Outdoor tanning lotions are not recommend for indoor use as they will inhibit the tanning process.