Tips and Tricks: During Sun Tanning
Once you walk into your private tanning room at TAN 2000,
there are a few things to keep in mind to help you strengthen your
- Decide If You're Going Nude - When you
enter your private tanning room at TAN 2000, the first decision
you'll be faced with is whether or not to remove all of your clothes.
This decision is entirely up to you. To avoid tan lines, many of our
clients decide to tan in the nude. If you go this route, remember that
some areas of your body haven't seen the sun in a long time, if ever.
These areas will be more likely to redden if you're not careful. You may
only want to reveal these sensitive areas directly to the lamps for
part of your session, while laying a towel under or over them for the
rest of the session. Even with the towel or clothing between the lamps
and your skin, some UV exposure will occur, which will build up the
tolerance for your next visit.
- Apply Your Lotion - Sun tanning
accelerator lotions work best when they are applied right before your
tanning sessions. After removing your clothes, applying lotion should be
your next step. However, do not use regular sunscreen or outdoor sun
tanning lotion! It can adversely affect your tan and can also damage our
tanning equipment. Talk to a Certified Tanning Consultant to decide which indoor
lotion will give you the biggest boost toward reaching your tanning
- Wear Goggles -
State and federal law
require that you wear proper protective eyewear when tanning because
your eyelids are too thin to block out UV rays entirely. We provide
FDA approved goggles at each of our tanning salon locations, unlike
other salons that make you purchase them.
- No Need to Flip! - Many tanners new to
indoor sun tanning may think they need to flip over onto their stomachs
during their sessions, as they would when tanning in the sun. However,
our beds are designed to tan you evenly from all angles without
requiring you to flip.
Some experienced tanners find it beneficial to move their arms
from their sides to over their heads to expose that underarm area. If
you are concerned about getting an even tan, we recommend the Fastest
tanning bed, which is equipped with a high-pressure facial tanner,
shoulder tanners, and full-body 160-watt reflector lamps that give you
the most even tan possible.
Tips and Tricks: After Tanning
After you complete your sun tanning session at TAN 2000,
here are a few things to keep in mind to help you protect your tanning
- Apply More Lotion ... Yes, Again! - Tan
extenders can help keep you moisturized, which is the surest way to keep
a tan lasting longer. Talk to a Certified Tanning Consultant to determine a
moisturizing tan extender that can help keep your tan looking rich and
golden for longer.
- If you feel you may have gotten sunburned -
try to shower as soon as you can. Sometimes, a quick shower can slow
the effects of sunburn. After showering, be sure to apply an aloe-based
relief lotion. See a Certified Tanning Consultant for recommendations of the best
reddening relief products available.
The Do's and Don'ts of Exfoliating
When it comes to getting a long-lasting suntan, exfoliation
can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. Read the tips below
to make sure you keep exfoliation on your tan's good side!
- Exfoliate, but Don't Over-Exfoliate
may sound complicated, but we promise it isn't. Exfoliation is necessary
for a good tan it gets dead skin cells away so that your skin is
accepting of a warm, golden color. But, over-exfoliating can cause you
to scrub away layers of your tan and shorten its lifespan. Try to
exfoliate once a week, preferably on the same day each week, just before
a tanning session.
- Exfoliate Only on Your Skin's Rough Patches
- Do you feel like your skin could benefit from exfoliation more than
once a week? Try exfoliating only on the rough areas of your skin like
your elbows, knees, and the heels of your feet whenever you feel the
need for a refreshing scrub in the shower. These are the areas that need
frequent exfoliation the most and scrubbing these areas should affect
your tan the least.
- Use a Salt-Free Exfoliating Scrub - Salt is a natural enemy of your vibrant color and can shorten the lifespan of your tan.
- For MysticTanHD®, Exfoliate Right Before Your Session
- But never right after! Exfoliating beforehand will shed your skin of
its dead skin cells and make it more prone to accepting the spray color
of the MysticTanHD® sunless tanning system. Exfoliating right after, however, may cause the solution to wear off faster than necessary.
Skin Care During the Tanning Process
We devote a lot of our effort to letting you know what skin
care methods to use to extend and accelerate your suntan. But, what
about the tanning and skin care techniques for the long haul? Here are a
few basics of skin care that can keep you looking young and luxurious
- Always Moisturize! - You may have read this
a few other places on this site, but we can't stress it enough. Sun
tanning's main detriment to your overall skin care is that the process
reduces the natural moisture levels in your skin.
This is why it is extremely important to replenish that moisture
with sun tanning lotions both before and after tanning. Let a Certified Tanning
Consultant help you find all the products you'll need to stay
moisturized while you maintain a glowing tan.
Use a Facial Lotion - The skin on your
face is the most sensitive skin on your body and the area most
susceptible to the development of wrinkles. It is important to treat it
as such! Be sure to wash make-up off before your tanning visit and use a
facial lotion each and every day.
Sunless Tanning with MysticTanHD® - Thanks to the MysticTanHD®, it is also possible to get a gorgeous, natural-looking tan without the use of UV equipment! The MysticTanHD® system is one of the most sophisticated sunless tanning booths on the market.
And now, MysticTanHD® has made it
possible to get great sunless tanning results from home with its new
line of home skin care products. Check them out!
Tanning Tips and Pointers
Everyone needs some tips every now and then. Here are a few things we think may help you in your quest for the perfect tan.
Use the Lotions! - Whether you're looking to
jump start your tan from scratch, or deepen an existing sun tan and take
it to the next level, lotions simply work. We are sure you'll be
satisfied with the results of our sun tanning lotions. See your local TAN 2000 tanning salon for more information.
Talk to the Tanning Consultants - Even if
you've been tanning for years, there are advancements and changes
happening in the sun tanning industry every day. Make it a habit to talk
to the Certified Tanning Consultants each time you visit your local tanning
salon. You may be surprised what you can learn from the Certified Tanning
Consultants at TAN 2000!
Keep Your Eyes Open for Specials - At TAN 2000, we are always running some kind of promotion that can help you
save money on a luxurious, golden tan. We even offer an Email-Club and a Text-Club where
you can have the latest deals delivered to your inbox or mobile device and get privileged
info on specials running exclusively at your local salon. You even get a
special birthday gift each year! Check out our latest specials to see
how you can start saving today.
Personalized Care with Your Needs in Mind
Every client who walks into a TAN 2000 tanning salon has a
unique set of tanning goals and special needs considerations. You may
be a fair-skinned client who's looking to achieve a light base tan
before vacation, while the next person to drop by may tan somewhat
easily and want to get really dark, really fast.
Because each client is different, it's extremely important to
have knowledgeable Certified Tanning Consultants who will make the correct
recommendations for the results you want. Every sun tanning bed, lotion,
and skin type is different, and it's our aim to choose the perfect
combination that gives you the shade you want within your specified time
frame, without causing any reddening, peeling, or irritation.
Stop into any TAN 2000 tanning salon and speak with one of
our talented Certified Tanning Consultants today. Within the first visit, we'll
set you up with everything you need, and bring you one step closer to
the tan you've always dreamed of.
What's New in the World of Tanning?
The sun tanning industry is a fast-paced business, where new
and fascinating research is always underway and technology is king. In
the pages below, we've included some of this research and news and
compiled what we feel are the best resources for vital information about
the sun tanning industry. Explore the links below for more on this
exciting industry and the advances you'll soon be seeing in TAN 2000
tanning salons across the state.
BeBright. Tan Responsibly.
Indoor Tanning Association
Vitamin D Council
Tanning Resources Around the Web
When the idea of indoor sun tanning enters conversations, for
many there's an inevitable concern with wellness and health. But for
anyone making a decision regarding either indoor or outdoor tanning,
careful consideration of both the benefits and risks associated with
ultraviolet light exposure and sun tanning is needed. Here are a few
resources regarding these issues and what choices you can make to
increase the benefits and decrease the risks when tanning responsibly.
BeBright - This
site provides helpful resources and accurate information from a variety
of educational sources, you can get the most from each tanning session.
Tanning Truth - This site uses scientifically supported materials to discuss the balance between the benefits and risks of tanning.
UV Foundation - This
research organization is committed to helping the public understand the
full scope and biological effects of ultraviolet light.
The Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) - The ITA promotes responsible sun care and sunburn protection through indoor tanning.
The Most Qualified Staff in the Business
When it comes to getting expert tanning advice, you're always
in the right hands at TAN 2000. Before any TAN 2000 employee is
even allowed on the tanning salon floor, they are required to complete a
rigorous training program and become an accredited Tanning Consultant.
To earn this accreditation, Tanning Consultants must achieve proficiency
in each of the following categories:
- Equipment Operation and Maintenance
- Salon Sanitization Policies and Procedures
- Proper Skin Typing
- Client Service Excellence
- Skin Care Principles and Procedures
- State Tanning Regulations
- Tanning Lotion Benefits and Options
- Benefits of Indoor Tanning
- Sunless Tanning Principles and Procedures
We strive to give each member of the TAN 2000 staff
everything they need to advance within our company. It's part of our TAN
2000 mission, and in this business, knowledge is power. We also
provide numerous training seminars throughout the year for Salon
Directors and members of management to become even more familiar with
industry information, management techniques, and the latest in tanning
technology and skin care.
TAN 2000 spends a lot of time and money on the training
and education of our staff. That's because every TAN 2000 employee
is an investment in the happiness and satisfaction of our clients.