Tanning

Sunbed

Ergoline (10 min) Tan Can

Single Session R 80.00

5 Sessions R 300.00

10 Sessions R 600.00

20 Sessions R 1100.00

Spray Tan

Tan Lab & Brown Sugar

1 Session R350.00

2 Sessions R600.00

3 Sessions R870.00

5 Sessions R1400.00

TanCan FAQ

 

How does tanning work?

Sunbeds use UV or Ultraviolet light to tan your body. Since there are three types of UV light – UVA, UVB, and UVC – sunbeds are designed to use more levels of UVA with lower levels of UVB on your skin to promote the production of melanin, the pigment that makes you look tan even if you don’t spend time under actual sunlight. The most harmful form of UV light is the UVC which tanning beds filter out so that you only get the best forms of UV light.

Why does a tan disappear?

The tan or pigmentation process occurs in the epidermis, the top skin layer. The epidermis replaces all its skin cells every 28-30 days. Cells in the inner portion of the top skin layer divide themselves, migrate to the surface, and flake off. Skin cells contain melanin, and as a result of UV exposure rises to the surface and flake off as well. Therefore, a tan can be maintained only by repeated exposure to UV light.

Is tanning in a salon safe?

Yes! Tanning in a salon is safe, especially compared to being out in actual sunlight for prolonged periods of time. Since tanning beds filter out the UVC light, you’ll get the healthiest forms of UV light. Before tanning regularly you should get a base tan first so as not to get sunburned.

How often can I tan?

You should wait at least 24 hours after a session before tanning again. It is recommended that you do not go more than 3 times a week to make sure you do not get sunburned.

I’m really in a hurry… can I tan more than once on the same day?

To get an “instant” tan you should consider using our spray tan. In just seconds you can have the natural-looking colour you want. If you prefer traditional tanning you are allowed to tan once every 24 hours, but it is recommended that you wait at least 48 hours in between each session to allow your tan to develop fully in between visits.  The tan produced by UVA is immediate but UVB produces more melanin (a protein pigment) in the skin and takes up to 48 hours to develop.  To come more frequently will be a waste of your tanning sessions and dry your skin which leads to premature aging.

You can build up your tan by using the sunbed three to four times a week. Once you have a tan, you can maintain it by tanning once or twice a week.

I’m tanning, but my legs aren’t getting as dark as the rest of me?

Research showed that there is less pigment present in our legs due to the fact that we have less fat under the epidermis (the top skin layer) in our lower legs. The skin on your legs is also thicker than other parts of your body and when you shave or wax your legs, you are mechanically exfoliating the uppermost skin cells and part of your tan.

How long should I tan when I first start?

If you easily get sunburned, it is advisable to start with a smaller exposure time. You can then increase it gradually as you establish a base tan.

What should I wear when I tan?

Tanning cubicles are private areas in which you can wear whatever you like. If you feel more comfortable in your bikini or swimsuit then by all means wear it. Many women, however, do choose to wear underwear so that they do not burn the more private parts of their anatomy. You will also be required to wear eye protection since your eyes, even when closed, can allow the light into them and cause permanent damage.

When shouldn’t I tan?

You should not tan if you have just done so in the past 24 hours or if you are taking photo-sensitizing medication. This will enhance the tan and often cause you to burn. Ask your doctor to be certain you can tan if you are taking any kind of medication.  Some pregnant women choose not to tan as the body chemistry is undergoing changes and tanning results are unpredictable.  Tanning in pregnant women may cause pigmentation so please consult your doctor regarding this.

Why should I use lotion?

All our lotions are specifically designed for the indoor tanning industry; they contain ingredients to assist in achieving maximum tanning results. They are designed not only to maximize and accelerate great tanning results, but most importantly replace essential nutrients, minerals and lost moisture to your skin. Lotions also contain antioxidants to shield free radical damage, promote skin firming and have anti-aging properties.  When you tan with a lotion your colour build up will be a lot faster and you will require less sessions to achieve a beautiful bronze colour.

Do I need to wear an SPF lotion when I tan on a sunbed?

No, because SPF tanning lotions allow you to stay in the sun longer than what is considered safe for you. It is then advisable to wear an SPF tanning lotion when outdoors so to avoid overexpose.

Spray Tan FAQ

 

WHAT IS A SPRAY TAN?

A self tanning lotion is applied to the skin by means of an airbrush machine. The specially designed airbrush atomizes the self tanning lotion into a cooling vapor which is finely misted onto the skin ensuring an even streak-free application.

HOW DO SELF TANNING LOTIONS WORK?

An active ingredient in the self tanning lotion called Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) causes a chemical reaction with the amino acids found in the top layer of the skin to produce a bronzed tan—very much like the sun does, but without the UVA and UVB damage.

HOW LONG WILL THIS TAN LAST?

The tan lasts between 4 to 10 days, depending on each person’s natural skin exfoliation. In dryer climates, like Johannesburg, people tend to shed skin more frequently so regular moisturizing is essential to prolong the tan.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS FROM THE USE OF SELF TANNING LOTIONS?

There are no known harmful side effects from the use of Tan Incorporated tanning products. A small percentage of people are allergic to DHA and may break out in red spots. If you are one of these people who have previously reacted badly to self tanning lotions, it is important that you advise us when making your appointment, prior to your tanning session. As an extra precaution, we prefer not to spray self tanning lotions on pregnant women. The results may vary due to hormone levels.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Our products may not be effective on people who have been exposed to excessive sun damage, some hormone replacement therapies, steroids or drug use.

THE DO’S AND DON’TS

Do not swim in chlorinated water as it will bleach your tan. Swimming in the rough seas is not recommended as the sea and sea sand is abrasive Spray tan is highly recommended for functions. We spray many clients for evening functions, matric farewells, photo shoots, body-building competitions, brides etc. Spray tan does not offer protection against the harmful rays of the sun, so please use a sunscreen outdoors You can tan (outdoors or on a sunbed) over a spraytan application. Your skin will continue to darken as the self tanning chemical reaction works on your skin.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: HOW TO PREPARE PROPERLY BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT

80% of the success of the spray tan depends on your preparation at home before the application at our Studio. Pay careful attention to the following steps as there is a great part of the process over which we do not have control. Your efforts will assist you in experiencing the most beautiful even tan.

ON THE DAY OF YOUR TANNING APPOINTMENT

You must exfoliate your entire body in the morning, or the night before your scheduled appointment . Exfoliation helps promote an even tan coverage and lengthens the duration of your tan through the removal of dead skin cells that would otherwise flake off. When you exfoliate, pay particular attention to the lower half of your legs, knees, ankles, top of feet, toes, elbows and knuckles. You can use an exfoliating cream, face cloth, scrubbing mitten or loofah and a pumice stone on feet if necessary.

It is best to shave or wax at least 8 hours before your appointment. Do not apply deodorant, make-up or moisturizer before your tan as these will act as a barrier and prevent the self tanning lotion from being properly absorbed into your skin.

WHAT TO WEAR

Wear loose fitting clothing and slops to your appointment. A dark coloured sundress is ideal – as after application some of the self tanning lotion may rub off on your clothes. While it easily washes out of most fabrics, it tends to stain light coloured nylon materials. During the application, you can wear a dark coloured costume or underwear, or you may choose to wear the disposable underwear supplied by us.

HOW MUCH TIME TO ALLOW FOR THE ACTUAL PROCESS

The actual tanning application only takes 5 minutes, but you will need an extra 5 to 10 minutes to allow for drying.

FOLLOWING THE TANNING APPLICATION

For at least 12 hours after your tan, you should:

  • NOT wash your hands
  • NOT wear jewellery
  • NOT apply moisturizer
  • NOT wear tight clothing
  • NOT swim or immerse yourself in water
  • NOT exercise or wear closed shoes (perspiration immediately after the tan can interfere with the DHA’s chemical reaction with the skin).

POST TAN SHOWER

Wait at least 10 – 12 hours after your tan before taking your first bath or shower.

Do not be alarmed to see colour washing off the first time you bath or shower as this is merely the surface bronzing colour. Your skin will continue to darken as the self tanning chemical reaction develops on the top layer of the skin.

MAINTAINING YOUR TAN

After your post tan shower, apply a moisturizer or oil in the morning and evening. A well hydrated skin is essential to maintaining your tan and extending its duration. Lotions containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids increase skin exfoliation, therefore the their use will accelerate the fading of your tan.

After showering or bathing, do not rigorously rub the towel against your skin ( this exfoliates) rather gently pat the towel against your skin.