We appreciate that using sunbeds is appealing for many of our customers – making you feel good about the way you look.
As a professional tanning salon we aim to make the tanning process as safe and comfortable for you as possible.
If it is your first visit please do not be surprised if your tanning salon assistant asks you some questions and offers guidance on maximum times to be used on the tanning equipment.
Below is some information on skin types and how your skin type will influence the amount of time recommended.
A large amount of this information is also available with the Health and Safety Executive.
The World Health Organisation and Department of Health advice suggest that you avoid UV tanning equipment if you have any of the following. We have wonderful, fast spray tanning options and make-up service here at Modern Flair, along with a number of beauty treatments to help you feel fabulous.
When should you opt for spray-tanning instead of sun beds?
- If you have fair, sensitive skin that burns very easily or tans slowly or poorly;
- Have a history of sunburn, particularly in childhood;
- Have a large number of freckles and/or red hair;
- Have a large number of moles;
- Are taking medicines or using creams that sensitise the skin to sunlight;
- Have a medical condition that is worsened by sunlight;
- History of skin cancer in your family in the past;
- Already have extensive skin damage due to sunlight;
- The Sunbeds (Regulation) Act, effective from April 2011, means it is illegal for under 18’s to use UV tan
Your Skin Type and how it impacts on tanning salon choices
Is your skin type…?
Type I – Often burns, rarely tans. Tends to have freckles, red or fair hair, blue or green eyes.
Type II – Usually burns, sometimes tans. Tends to have light hair, blue or brown eyes.
Type III – Sometimes burns, usually tans. Tends to have brown hair and eyes.
Type IV – Rarely burns, often tans. Tends to have dark brown eyes and hair.
Type V – Naturally brown skin. Often has brown eyes and hair.
Type VI – Naturally brown/black skin. Usually black/brown eyes.
Having a tan when you want one means tanning sensibly – Everything in moderation
We will be pleased to guide you on how many minutes you should limit your session to.
People with skin type I and II are not advised to use UV tanning equipment. Our spray tanning and semi-permanent make up artists are better positioned to serve people with these skin types.
We will also be pleased to discuss tanning times for skin types III, IV, V and VI
Spending too long on UV tanning equipment can cause your skin to become painful and red, and it may blister and peel. Burning the skin from UV exposure can double your risks in the future.
Make sure you understand how to use the equipment, how to turn it off and to locate the emergency button (or call for help if there is no button).
Protect you skin in the sun
A tan obtained from UV tanning equipment provides very little protection against sunlight. Always protect your skin from excessive exposure to the sun.