Tanning

Tanning 2017-12-27T20:57:48+00:00

Look And Feel Your Best At A Reasonable Cost

Understanding that you want a beautiful tan at a reasonable price, we provide the best tanning packages and the best tanning beds, we also take pride in providing you with a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for all your tanning needs. The members of our staff are courteous, professional, and knowledgeable regarding the products and services we offer. They are always available to advise you on how to obtain the look you’re after.  Proudly carrying a wide range of indoor tanning products from some of the most well known brands. Including: Australian Gold, Devoted Creations, Designer Skin, Swedish Beauty, Supre, and many more. Our lotions will not only help nourish, moisturize, and protect your skin, but they’ll also give you a much better color with each and every visit. With our high-performance equipment for quick and dark tanning results, you will look good and feel even better! Whether you are looking to maintain your tan year ’round, add a little color to your skin, or get an awesome “summer-time” tan.

Sun tanning or simply tanning is the process whereby skin color is darkened or tanned. It is most often a result of exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or from artificial sources, such as a tanning lamp found in indoor tanning beds. People who deliberately tan their skin by exposure to the sun engage in a passive recreational activity of sun bathing. Some people use chemical products which can produce a tanning effect without exposure to ultraviolet radiation, known as sunless tanning.

Moderate exposure to the sun contributes to the production of melanin and vitamin D by the body. Some people tan or sunburn more easily than others. This may be the result of different skin types and natural skin color, and these may be a result of genetics.

Here at our tanning salon we strive to help our customers achieve the look that they desire to have at a minimal cost. Providing our customers with great specials at all times and bringing the savings to a max. With so many package choices to choose from and so many great deals, Spirit Of Beauty Spa is the only way to go!

Why Should You Tan?

If you’ve ever seen someone who had stayed in a tanning booth for too long, you may be impossible to sway on your aversion to indoor tanning. In all fairness, people bake under the sun for too long all the time also the effects are exactly the same. What most people don’t know though is that indoor tanning can actually yield great benefits to those who partake in the small amount of minutes with exposure to the UV blasting chambers. While being exposed to UV rays for any great amount of time comes with risks, those risks aren’t as dangerous as they’ve been rumored to be. In fact, the long laundry list of benefits to indoor tanning could outweigh the negatives once you’re well informed about what good tanning can do for the body and skin.

First let’s clarify why tanning is a process through which your body can benefit.. Exposure to either the sun’s or a tanning booth’s UV rays helps your body produce vitamin D. Vitamin D itself has been attributed to the prevention of plenty of diseases including colon cancer, depression, high blood pressure, breast cancer, fibromyalgia, prostate cancer, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), PMS, arthritis, psoriasis, diabetes and osteoporosis. While it may be hard to believe that ‘fake baking’ can help in the prevention of all of these diseases, it’s important to remember one thing: The only way that your body can produce vitamin D is by absorbing UV rays and converting them into this essential vitamin. It’s not uncommon to find debilitating, terminal illnesses and depression rampant in areas that stay very cloudy and rainy through most of the year. Maybe all that’s needed is a little fake sun from time to time!

Ovary and kidney cancer are also linked to a lack of vitamin D according to Dr. Michale Holick, professor at Boston University’s School of Medicine. His plea is that brief amounts of sunshine or indoor tanning can ward off the aforementioned list of diseases as well as ovary cancer, kidney cancer, hypertension, bladder cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. While simply hearing that vitamin D has been proven to prevent some diseases is one thing, hearing it directly from the doctor’s mouth is quite another. Dr. Holick does say specifically that ‘limited’ amounts of sun or tanning is appropriate – when it’s boiled out, most indoor tanners would fit his definition better than sun tanners. Tanners fall asleep on the beach for hours claiming that the sun is natural and won’t hurt them whereas tanning facilities are on strict watch to ensure that their patrons don’t extend past the allowed minute tanning session recommended by the indoor tanning companies and the FDA.

The FDA actually regulates the indoor tanning industry and requires that precautions and warnings be explained prior to anyone getting into a tanning booth. These warnings include the recommended maximum exposure levels which some tanning booths take to heart and make their policy as well as requiring that detailed operating instructions for the tanning booths that customers will be lying in be provided prior to first use. These precautions are taken in order to prevent overexposure. Another unique fact is that most herbal remedies such as St. John’s Wart and Ginseng are not FDA approved or regulated. When it comes to government control, tanning booths are safer than most holistic remedies!

Despite the great effects that vitamin D has on the body and putting aside the fact that indoor tanning is regulated by a strict government agency, let’s discuss how tanning itself can benefit a tanner simply on the basis of heat and UV rays being applied to the skin. Tanning is a great option for folks who’ve had cosmetic or invasive surgery of any kind. Through darkening of the skin it is entirely possible for a tanner’s scars to begin blending in with the rest of their body color. This same mechanic holds true for mothers with birthing stretch marks or awkward teens who’ve suffered bad cases of stretch marks during puberty. In addition to masking scars, tanning dries oils on the body. Guess where acne comes from – oils on the skin! If you’ve suffered from a bad case of acne and tried everything but indoor tanning, get to a booth because the solution may clear your face as well as get you a great looking tan. In addition to acne, the drying of one’s skin of oils has helpful effects for a few other skin conditions as well. Eczema, psoriasis (as mentioned before) and even jaundice can all be treated effectively by a regimen of controlled, indoor tanning. Jaundice is a condition where skin coloration becomes yellowed and unsightly: tanning of course will darken the skin over time and result in a more natural coloration for the affected patient. Eczema is an inflammation of the epidermis and regular indoor tanning has also been known to reduce flare-ups of itchy, dry and flaky skin associated with the illness.

Aside from all of these great side-effects of tanning indoors, there is one reason to tan that could outshine all the rest for some people. When you bake under ultra-violet light, your body undergoes a number of changes, but only one that occurs in the thyroid gland is of particular concern to most Americans, according to the World Health Organization, obesity has become a surging problem not just in the United States (though most obesity cases worldwide are found in the US) but across the world. Surprisingly enough, regular exposure to UV light will stimulate the thyroid gland which is responsible for balancing the metabolism of the body. While most obese individuals hole themselves inside, being outdoors in the sun or tanning booth, can actually increase metabolism which would in turn help in losing weight. Metabolism is the process by which the body turns food into energy. Those with high metabolisms are usually envied for their slim figures. In truth, the thyroid is the gland responsible for leaving large people large and skinny people skinny. With a solid schedule of indoor tanning it’s possible to tickle this gland into working overtime and increasing your body metabolism overall.

Why Should I Use A Tanning Lotion?

There are some major differences between indoor and outdoor tanning. Indoor tanning relies primarily on manufactured UVA rays in a controlled environment, compared to outdoor tanning that consists of both UVA and UVB natural rays in widely varying environments. Because of these different conditions in outdoor and indoor tanning, different solutions for protection and tanning enhancement should be used.

For years people tan indoors without using any lotions at all. As a result, their skin might always be a nice brown color. But it will end up being dry, flaky, and won’t look very healthy after tanning.

It’s important to realize that indoor tanning lotions are very different than typical suntan lotions that were formulated for use outdoors.Believe it or not, you should never use a regular suntan lotion in a tanning bed. You should only use indoor tanning lotions.

While most regular suntan lotions contain a sunscreen, indoor tanning lotions typically do not. The belief is with indoor tanning you don’t need as much SPF protection due to the other “helpful” ingredients found in indoor tanning lotions. Think of it this way: with indoor tanning, your tan time is set to limit your exposure to UV rays, whereas with outdoor tanning, you limit your skin’s exposure to UV rays by selecting the appropriate SPF.

Indoor tanning lotions are specially formulated to enhance the effect of UV rays (typically 95% UVA and 5% UVB, +/-3%). The SPF found in outdoor suntan lotions blocks both UVA and UVB rays which largely counteracts the benefits of indoor tanning.

Regular suntan lotions are designed to protect you during long periods of time spent outside in the sunlight. Indoor tanning lotions are designed for shorter, more intense indoor tanning sessions — resulting in a deeper, quicker tan.

Regular suntan lotions will damage the acrylic material that tanning beds are made of. (The acrylic hoods are porous and expand when the bulbs heat up.) In addition, using a regular tanning lotion in a tanning bed creates a film on the acrylic that ultimately restricts the tanning process and limits the tan you obtain.

As you can see, if you’re going to use a lotion when tanning indoors, it should be an indoor tanning lotion rather than a typical suntan lotion for use outdoors. Always, always, always wear a lotion. Lotions are designed to specifically work with the ultraviolet sun bulbs to help your skin achieve a tan and hold the bronzed pigment.

Indoor tanning lotions work by protecting the moisture levels in your skin, allowing your pores to open up, and magnifying your UV exposure. By controlling your tanning process through magnification, moisturization, and skin conditioning, you will get a deeper and longer-lasting tan. That’s the real benefit of indoor tanning lotions. Many of high-quality indoor tanning lotions have a refractive prism of natural oils that cause a magnification of the UV light. This helps to intensify your tan.

Indoor tanning lotions that contain vitamins, natural oils, minerals, anti-oxidants, natural botanical extracts, and aloe vera give your skin the extra moisture needed to achieve a deeper, darker tan that will last longer than dry, unhealthy skin. Dry skin reflects UV light, so if you are not using an indoor tanning lotion, you can be wasting up to 50% of your tanning session.

Some Great Benefits Of Using An Indoor Tanning Lotion

A high-quality indoor tanning lotion that you apply to your skin before entering a tanning bed or tanning booth will…

Keep your skin moisturized: When tanning, your skin becomes dehydrated from the heat and light. Using an indoor tanning lotion will not only improve your tan because moist skin tans much better than dry skin, but it will also improve your skin by making it softer and less likely to form wrinkles as quickly as dry skin.

Save you time & money: Using indoor tanning lotions will accelerate your tan, so you will end up with a deeper, darker tan a lot quicker. This will save you time and money since you won’t have to tan as often.

Make your tan last longer: By keeping your skin hydrated with an indoor tanning lotion, your skin will avoid peeling, so your tan will last longer.

Provide nutrients & vitamins to your skin: Indoor tanning lotions tend to contain lots of helpful ingredients that nourish your skin, making it softer and healthier.

Reduce dry skin: Indoor tanning lotions help to reduce the drying affects of the UV rays. Anti-aging ingredients in these lotions can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and premature aging of your skin.

Enhance and even out your tan: By hydrating your skin with indoor tanning lotions, your tan will bemore even. Using an indoor tanning lotion on a regular basis can help to enhance the tone of your natural tan and give you that great glow.

Avoid that “after-tan” odor: Most people experience a smell after tanning that is caused from the bacteria on your skin getting hot from the tanning bed. Many indoor tanning lotions have an anti-bacterial ingredient that will eliminate that odor. Indoor tanning lotions are also fragranced with hundreds of different scents, so you can choose your favorite.

Develop your tan even after you leave the tanning bed: Some indoor tanning lotions have tan enhancing agents. That way, you don’t stop tanning after you leave the tanning bed. Instead, your tan continues to develop for hours later which is another reason to wait 2 hours before showering.

Prevent burning: Although most indoor tanning lotions do not contain SPF, using an indoor tanning lotion can help prevent sunburns since it will keep your skin moisturized.

What You Should NEVER Do With Tanning Lotions

NEVER buy lotions that you see on Amazon, ebay, or any other online shopping site. The lotions may seem like a bargain at $17 because the bottles look like the same ones you see in a tanning salon costing over $70. Trust us though, even tanning salons can’t buy those lotion bottles at $17. The reason why you can get these cheap prices on sites like that is because the lotions have either expired and the seller can no longer sell them for the regular price, or it is a bad dupe of the lotion which will NOT give you the same tanning effect as a lotion bottle which you would get at a tanning salon. Lotions are the one thing that you should not cheap out on, because they are the one thing which will help you get color faster while spending less money on tanning packages!

DO NOT use spray on oil based lotions which you can get from places like your local Walmart or CVS, they completely wreck the tanning bed acrylic and are NOT good for your skin while in a tanning bed. They are meant for outdoor tanning ONLY. You will end up with an unsatisfactory factory tan and unhealthy skin all in one if you decide to use them in an indoor tanning bed.