Our staff is trained to teach you the tanning process and how to enjoy moderate tanning, based on your skin type, as a life-long activity.
Caribbean Tan & Salon enables you to achieve your best tan without experiencing the potentially harmful affects of uncontrolled sun exposure. Our Caribbean Staff appreciates your business & below are some useful tanning tips for you:
-Appropriate levels of sunlight are different for everyone, but the
MOST IMPORTANT level is DON'T ever burn.
-Avoid too frequent or lengthy exposure. As with natural sunlight, exposure to a sunlamp may cause eye and skin injury, sunburn, and allergic reaction. Repeated overexposure may cause chronic damage characterized by wrinkling, dryness, premature aging of the skin and skin cancer.
ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR
DO NOT sunbathe before or after exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
Abnormal or increased skin sensitivity or burning may be caused by certain foods, medications (including, but not limited to tranquilizers, diuretics, antibiotics, high blood pressure medication, birth control pills, and skin creams) other cosmetics or toiletries. Consult a physician or pharmacist before using a sunlamp if you are using prescription or non-presciption medications, have a history of skin problems, or believe yourself especially sensitive to sunlight. Pregnant women and women on birth control pills who use tanning devices may develop discolored skin.
Lotions ARE Worth It – Here’s Why
Tanning Lotions are more than just a "nice to have" - they are a must. Here are three scientifically proven reasons for using tanning lotions.
You loose 5 to 8 minutes of your indoor tanning time when you do not use an indoor tanning lotion.
Your tan producing cells, melanocytes, are below the surface of your skin. These cells must be moisturized directly to produce the browning agent called melanin.
When you tan, your skin produces bacteria. This bacteria can produce white spots that do not tan and may cause an unpleasant odor. Scientifically- formulated tanning lotions reduce these bacteria by allowing the skin to tan evenly without odor or spotting.
We have 4 types of lotions:
Tanning accelerators are a type of tanning lotion that contains natural enzymes that will stimulate and increase the production of melanin, which is the enzyme in the body that creates a tan. These lotions are often matched with bronzers to give the darkened look immediately.
Many infoor tanning lotions now contain bronzers, usually dihydroxyaceton (DHA). DHA is a colorless chemical (it is derived from glycerin) that interacts with the amino acids in dead skin cells to produce a brown color change. Since these dead skin cells are constantly being shed, the color change produced by DHA usually lasts about five to seven days. Some people make the mistake of trying to amp up their tan by buying the darkest bronzer possible. This is a mistake, and can just make you face look ashen or dirty. The best bronzer would be the one that is a shade or two darker than your normal coloring, which can create a natural looking sun-kissed glow.
Has the same effect of a tingle without the warming and tingles. It stimulates microcirculation which will cause you to go reddish but without the uncomfortable pins and needles feeling on your skin and to, in turn, encourage a faster and a longer-lasting tan when applying a self-tanning product.
The best way to describe this feature of the product is this lotion will promote a sun-kissed appearance. (rosy cheeks just like the sun outdoors)
Tingle lotions got their name because of the tingling sensation that you feel on your skin after the lotion has been applied. The tingling actually brings blood to the surface of you skin which in turn brings oxygen to the surface to affect the melanin in your skin. The more the melanin is affected, the darker you will become. Your skin will be red for about an hour after tanning similar to sunburn. Tingle is for advanced tanners and should never be used by someone without a base tan and someone with sensitive skin. Someone trying tingle for the first time should try a sample and test a small area. Some areas of course are more sensitive to tingle than others.