Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of our most commonly asked questions. If your question isn't answered below or if you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call.

Q: What are the store hours? 
A: We are open seven (7) days a week. 
Monday -Thursday from 9:30 am until 8:00 pm. 
Friday from 9:30 am until 7:00 pm.
Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Sunday from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

Q: When do you take your last tan?
A: We take our last tan 5 minutes before posted closing time. 

Q: How long do I need to wait before I take a shower?
A: This questions has a couple different answers. 

For regular UV tanning, unless you are using a bronzing lotion, you can shower immediately after tanning. The UV has already penetrated the skin and started the tanning process. Taking a shower will not stop the process, it may cool the skin and take away some of the redness, which would normally fade regardless of when you shower. It will often take several days to develop the tan regardless if you choose to shower immediately or not.  

If you are using a bronzing lotion with DHA that takes time to develop we would recommend waiting at least two (2) hours to shower. 

If you are choosing to do a spray tan in our Pura Booth, full development takes 8-10 hours. If you feel the color is getting too dark, you can absolutely shower sooner and stop the development. 

Q: Do I need to do anything to prepare for a sunless tan?
A: Yes! You should shave and exfoliate the day before you plan to spray.  The day of your sunless spray you should not use any lotion as it can block the absorption of the solution in your skin.  After you spray you should have loose fitting clothing to change into and wear home. It does take 8-10 hours for full development of the solution, during this time, you should avoid doing any activities that would cause the solution to run and stop developing.  This includes sweating or activities involving water.  

Q: Why is my face not tanning? 
A: There are several reasons for this. The skin on the face is harder to tan than areas like the stomach. This is because it is basically skin with not much fat under it.  Other reasons for the face not being as tan as the rest of the body include washing and exfoliating the face, wearing sunscreen or make up with an SPF, or turning off the facials. When you wash your face constantly and exfoliate it, it removes skin, which also removes the tan.  Most makeup foundations or moisturizers contain an SPF, which will block the UV rays from tanning the face. If you want to tan the face, we recommend removing any makeup and using a tanning lotion formulated for the face. 

Q: Why should I use a tanning lotion? 
A: There are several reasons that a lotion should be used.  The most important being skincare. Lotions help moisturize and protect the skin.  The lotions we carry have a variety of uses and skin care benefits that range from helping clear sunspots to protecting tattoos to anti-aging benefits.   If you have a question or are looking for a lotion in particular, any of our consultants can help find the lotion to best fit your needs, 

Another reason to use lotion is to develop a quicker tan. We carry three different types of lotions. Accelerators or intensifiers, bronzers, and tingle lotions.  Each lotion will help develop a better tan, but with different ways to go about it.

Accelerators or intensifiers do not have any added coloring.  They  promote color development through hydration and skin conditioning properties. 

Bronzers have the same hydrating properties as accelerators and intensifiers but with added color.  Bronzers can be natural or DHA.  Lotions that utilize only natural bronzers give immediate color to help establish a base tan. Bronzers that use DHA enhance color immediately  from natural bronzers as well as high quality self tanning agents found in DHA for delayed development.  

Tingle lotions are recommended for experienced tanners only.  Tingle lotions come in either bronzers or intensifiers. These lotions work by stimulating blood flow and creating a reddening sensation in the skin.  These lotions are great for helping to breakthrough plateaus that come from your body getting used to the same exposure rates. 

Q:Can I use an outdoor tanning lotion or oil in the beds?
A: No. Outdoor lotions and tanning oils eat at the acrylic of the tanning beds.  Using one of these will cause the acrylic to get rough, cloudy or weaken the stability of the material.  When tanning in a tanning bed with cloudy, rough, or cracked acrylics, it can block the light which lessens the quality of your tan.  

In addition to the effects on the acrylic, outdoor lotions and oils do not provide the same quality of skincare or tanning benefits. 

Q: Can I use my body tanning lotion on my face?
A: It's not recommended to use a body lotion on the face. The face has more sensitive skin than the rest of the body. The fragrances in the body lotion can irritate the skin of the face and can cause breakouts or rashes. Face lotions often are non-comedogenic and formulated for the sensitive facial skin,