Tanning Truths

How Skin Tans

How Skin Tans

Dark, glowing skin has an undeniable allure. The secret to beautiful bronzed skin is within our own skin cells, waiting to beunlocked by natural or artificial sunlight.

What Exactly Is A Tan?

Tanning is your body’s method of increasing your natural protection against sun exposure. It is caused by your skin being flooded with melanin, the pigment that gives color to your skin, eyes and hair. The uppermost layer of your skin, called the epidermis, contains specialized cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes react to UVB exposure and produce pinkish melanin. UVA rays then react with melanin, turning it darker.

Getting A Beautiful Tan

A gorgeous tan relies on exposure to UVA and UVB light. Both summer sun and tanning beds contain about 95% UVA and 5% UVB wavelengths. Tanning beds, however, provide more consistent exposure and much stronger concentrations of light. This lets you tan quickly and evenly. Prepping your skin for tanning can help you achieve the color and glow you desire.

Avoiding Sunburn

A sunburn is the result of your skin being damaged by overexposure to UV light. The red color is caused by blood rushing to the surface of your skin to help repair it. Tanning beds make it easy to control the intensity of light you are exposed to and for how long you are exposed. This can help you avoid burning.

Prolonging Your Tan

It takes about a month for your body to shed and regrow new skin, taking your tan with it. However, if your skin is dry and unhealthy, it will shed more quickly. Keeping your skin hydrated is key for prolonging the life your tan. Moisturize your skin and drink plenty of water.

For an even, long-lasting tan, take a trip to your local Smart Tan certified tanning salon. Not only will tanning beds give you consistent results, the salon technicians can help you prep and hydrate your skin to maintain the tan you want.

Tan Smart 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.

We provide Joplin with the largest selection of beds and the newest in tanning technology. Our salon offers 9 levels of tanning including high pressure beds and the latest in UV Free spray on tanning. Enjoy our clean, cool and comfortable atmosphere before, during, and after your tan. Call us or come in to learn of the great tanning packages we have available and our monthly specials. Tropical Tan is located at 7th & Illinois. Walk-ins are always welcome! (417) 782-3900


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