If you’re excited at the prospect of fun in the sun this summer, it may be a good idea to head to the tanning salon and start getting a base tan now. Not only will you enjoy a beautiful glow early in the season, your skin will be prepared to face longer periods of exposure while you enjoy the beach or pool.
So What if I Get a Little Red?
Sunburn may feel like a minor irritant, but you take serious risks by exposing your skin to ultraviolet (UV) rays and literally burning the upper layer of your skin. Your skin can age prematurely, giving you wrinkles at a young age, or you may experience second-degree burns in extreme situations. Burns can exacerbate conditions such as eczema, rosacea and psoriasis and cause photosensitivity, which makes your skin prone to future burns. A base tan creates a strong, natural defense against burns. While you’ll still need to smooth sunscreen on your skin while you are outside, your risk of burning is drastically reduced.
Why Choose a Tanning Salon Over Sunbathing?
Tanning salons offer a controlled tanning experience that cannot be replicated by sunbathing. Overexposure to UV rays can cause harmful burning, especially while your skin is pale as you build a base tan. While sunburn risks are greatly reduced when you use a tanning bed, it is important to speak to a trained consultant to see the best results. Be sure always to use eye protection in a tanning bed.
Are All Tanning Salons The Same?
While they may look similar on the outside, all tanning salons are not equal on the inside. You should always seek a salon that has a Smart Tan Certification. The certification process includes staff education on everything from cleaning and sanitation of tanning equipment to skin care and tanning while pregnant. Smart Tan certified consultants can create a custom tanning regimen for you based upon your skin tone, medications, desired end tone and other factors to reduce safety risks during your tanning experience.
Is There a Smart Tan Salon in Joplin?
Tropical Tan is the only Smart Tan certified tanning salon in Joplin. As a Smart Tan Member, we adhere to the highest industry standards to ensure the best indoor tanning experience possible. Our team is fully trained in UV light administration, properly teaches sunburn prevention indoor and out, insists our clients wear FDA approved protective eyewear and hold tight to the highest sanitation standards.
Call us or come in with any questions you may have about building a base tan for summer vacation. Tropical Tan is located at 7th & Illinois. Walk-ins are always welcome! (417) 782-3900
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