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Know Your Skin Type

everything you need to know

First things first: speak with one of our Tanning Experts to determine your tanning skin type. They’ll be able to help you select the right sunbed, skincare products, session times and schedules.
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1. Pale Skin

Skin doesn’t tan and burns easily. Likely to have light blonde or red hair with blue or green eyes

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2. Fair Skin

Skin has difficulty tanning and usually burns in the sun. Can have a wide range of hair and eye colors.

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3. Light Brown or Olive Skin

Skin tans gradually and will still sometimes burn. Can have a wide range of hair and eye colors.

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4. Caramel or Medium Brown Skin

Skin tans easily and rarely burns. Hair color is likely darker with either hazel or brown eyes.

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5. Bronze or Rich Brown Skin

Skin tans easily without burning. Hair color is likely dark with either hazel or brown eyes.

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6. Mahogany or Black Skin

Skin tans very quickly and never burns. Hair color is likely dark with hazel or brown eyes.

WHAT TO KNOW

BEFORE

SUNBED TANNING

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Prepare Your Skin

Your perfect tan starts before you set foot in our salon. You’ll want to shower, shave and exfoliate at least a day before your tan (preferably two!). Exfoliating is especially important. If you don’t have time for a deep exfoliation, using a loofah, brush or bath puff will work just fine. Then, after you’ve showered, apply a non-oil based light moisturizer. It’s that easy.

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Check Your Prescriptions

Make sure you aren’t on any medications that increase skin sensitivity to UV rays. If you are, don’t worry—our sunless options will get you where you want to go! Make sure you aren’t on any medications that increase skin sensitivity to UV rays. If you are, don’t worry—our sunless options will get you where you want to go!

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What to Wear

Apply a lip balm with SPF protection. Buy the Beach locations carry SPF lip balm for your convenience.

You’ll also want to remove any makeup or jewelry, and avoid wearing any heavy perfumes or essential oils ahead of your session—these create a barrier to the spray tanning solution that can prevent optimal absorption.

DURING

SUNBED TANNING

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The Naked Truth

Once you’re in the privacy of your own tanning room, you can get as naked as you’d like. Just a heads up, though: if you choose to go completely nude, be sure to cover areas not typically exposed to the sun

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Tanning Lotion Tips

Apply indoor tanning lotion evenly over all areas of your body. Our Tanning Experts can connect you with the best skincare products to extend the life of your tan. Just make sure that the lotion you use is an indoor tanning lotion—lotions not made for indoor tanning can damage tanning beds and won’t help you develop your tan.

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Protect Those Peepers

We want you to see how good you look after your session. That’s why we have to insist that you wear protective eyewear. And it’s not just us: it’s required by law. You’ll find complimentary protective goggles for use on each tanning bed.

AFTER

SUNBED TANNING

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Safety First

All Palm Beach Tan locations follow FDA guidelines and have a 24-hour tanning policy. This 24-hour resting period is critical to the development of your tan. Learn more about sunbed tanning safety.

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Shine Brighter For Longer

A tan extender is the best way to shine for longer. Buy the Beach a variety of skincare products that will hydrate your skin and help achieve longer-lasting results.

Tanning 1-3 times a week is ideal for maintaining your color. Consult with your salon’s Tanning Experts for your personalized tanning routine!

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