Everyone wants to make the most out of their UV tanning sessions. We know glow at The Tanning Shop. A tanned life is a happy life, right? Here is how you can get optimum tanning results with us!

Exposure time

It’s important to follow recommended exposure time for your sessions. Building up your exposure time gradually allows your skin to get used to the UV rays. You should start on minimum minutes determined by your skin type, which will be recommended by tanning consultants in-store.

 Never leave 72 hours between tanning sessions.

Your skin rejuvenates every 3 days so any progress will be lost. Try to plan tanning sessions within 3 days of each other to continually build your tan  

Always use a lotion during your tanning sessions

The stores have a range of lotions; Accelerators, Intensifiers & Bronzers. Not sure what to pick? Tanning consultants can advise the best lotion determined by your skin type and tanning preferences. It’s important to always use a lotion during your tanning session as dry skin reflects UV light, which prevents your skin from absorbing UV rays and may have an impact on your overall tanning result. 

How To Get Optimum Tanning Results - The Tanning Shop


Switch between stand up and lay down tanning beds

Alternating between stand up and lay down tanning beds helps ensure an even all over tan and helps eliminate pressure point tan lines. Common areas where you may see pressure point tan lines are; around your shoulder blades and coccyx when using a lay down bed. Purchased a lay down package for one of our stores? Our lay down packages allow you access to BOTH lay down and stand-up beds!

Remove makeup or cosmetics

Makeup and any other cosmetics can act as a barrier blocking your pores, which can stop your full tanning potential. It can also cause uneven tanning results. It’s important to attend tanning sessions with no makeup or cosmetics on your skin. Free freshening wipes are provided every session for you should you wish to use these

 With these 5 tips in mind, you will be tanning to your full potential and glowing!