How do I prepare my skin for UV tanning?

Dry skin reflects light and sheds more frequently. Any tan that develops is shallow and does not last. Moisturising is key to developing a deeper, darker tan. A week before your first session, thoroughly exfoliate and moisturise. Ensure that you moisturise after every...

Which bed should I use?

The Tanning Shop trains our Tanning Consultants to assist clients to choose equipment to suit their individual preferences. Stand-Up tanning is fantastic for short, convenient tanning whereas lay-down tanning is great for relaxing. We even have sensor-controlled...

How many minutes should I have?

Session length is determined by skin type and tanning history. The first session with us is usually the minimum session length suitable for your skin type which in turn enables our trained Tanning Consultants to help you design the tanning package to suit you.

How Does the Sun Angel Work?

The Sun Angel works by scanning the most exposed area of your skin (the forehead) and the least exposed (back of arm or back of upper thigh). The resulting calculation calibrates the behaviour of the lamps to suit your skin type. You must ensure that the areas scanned...

How Old Do You Have to Be to Tan?

UK law states that persons under the age of 18 are prohibited from using UV tanning equipment or entering any rooms containing UV tanning equipment. However, persons under the age of 18 are able to use spray tanning services at The Tanning Shop (Under-16’s must be...

Can I Tan While I am Pregnant?

While there is no research to indicate UV light would have a negative effect on an unborn baby, our policy is to prohibit the use of UV tanning equipment. We are always happy to place an active tanning package “on hold” for the duration of a pregnancy or...

Cancer

Recent research has found that Vitamin D deficiency is a common factor in many types of cancer, even going so far as to state that the benefits far outweigh the risks (Maverakis/ Sukhov, 2016) The Tanning Shop is dedicated to a responsible approach to tanning. This...

SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder

SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is believed to be caused by a lack of exposure to Sunlight. With long winters and an increasingly indoor lifestyle, the modern Briton is at increased risk of developing this condition. Having regular, controlled exposure to UV light...

Can UV Light Help My Skin Condition?

We advise that clients consult with their GP before undertaking any UV tanning package to treat a specific condition. Whereas UV light is believed to kill the bacteria associated with Acne, new developments in treatment of this skin condition and many others...

Are Sunbeds Good for Vitamin D?

Yes! There is a wealth of research citing responsible use of UV light as the best source of Vitamin D. All life on earth is in some way reliant on sunlight to thrive and humans are no different. Vitamin D is essential for development, maintenance and function of many...

How Long Does It Take to Build Up a Tan?

Building a tan is dependent on skin type and the condition of the skin. Dry skin reflects light and as the cells shed more frequently, any tan developed does not last. Fair skin tans more quickly whereas medium and dark skin types are more resistant to the tanning...

How Much Time Between Sessions?

The amount of time left between sessions varies depending on skin type and whether you are building or maintaining a tan. Our policy states that no more than one session can be used in any 24-hour period. The reason for this being that the tanning process takes 24...