•  How often can I tan? 

    • The FDA REQUIRES at least 24 hours between Sunbed tanning sessions. We recommend at least 2 days in between Sunbed sessions, whenever time allows.  

  • Why do I have to fill out a skin questionnaire? 

    • Skin types determine the way an individual’s skin is categorized based on its reaction to Ultraviolet light. Our tanning specialists will consider your skin type when recommending tanning session exposure times and the best plan to achieve your individual desired results. 

  

  • Why do I need to wear eye goggles?  

    •  Eyelids are not enough to protect your eyes from UV damage. Federal law requires all persons tanning to wear eye goggles. They require all tanning salons to have proper eye protection available. The eyewear must meet federal government standards by blocking 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Using sunglasses, a towel or simply just closing your eyes, is not adequate protection, the UV rays will easily penetrate them and continue into the eyes. Failing to protect your eyes properly can potentially cause burning to the cornea and severe damage to the lens and retina. As well as lead to night vision loss. Excessive unprotected exposure to UV light will also damage color vision.  

 

  • Should I wear SPF on my Lips? 

    • An SPF should always be used on your lips because they are sensitive and are very susceptible to over exposure. 

 

  • Do my sessions/packages expire? 

    • Yes, all packages start on the date of purchase and expire 1 month from date of purchase unless otherwise stated. 

  

  • How do I maintain my tan?  

    • Moisture is key to a long-lasting tan. Healthy skin tans faster, darker, and retains a tan longer. Drinking plenty of water and using a quality lotion; especially one formulated for tanning, will help keep your skin moisturized. Skin is constantly renewing itself; drier skin will shed its top layers and bring new skin to the surface. Since tanning only affects the top layers of your skin (epidermis) as those layers are shed, you lose your tanned skin. Dry layers of skin on the surface can also block the UV rays from getting to the healthy layers of your epidermis to tan them. In addition to moisturizing, you will need to tan regularly—1-2 times per week to maintain your color. 

 

  • Why should I use lotion?  

    • Moisturizers are recognized as the single most crucial factor in maintaining your skin’s tanning potential and to prevent the drying that often occurs with exposure to Ultraviolet light. Using lotions enhances your tanning results and promotes healthier skin. Indoor tanning lotions are formulated with a variety of ingredients and each product is unique; they include both nutrients and other components to encourage the skin’s production of melanin. Melanin is what creates pigment in your skin. Your products will provide your skin with the moisture it demands to keep the skin’s healthy appearance and feel. The products carried at Beyond Tan are specifically designed for indoor tanning. We are always happy to recommend products that would work best for your skin. 

 

  • *It is important that you never wear oil in a tanning bed. The results can be dangerous, undesirable, and can damage the clear acrylic surface of the tanning beds.  

 

  • Do I have to have an appointment?  

    • No, you do not have to have an appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome. 

 

  • What if I cannot make it to my appointment or am late? 

    • We ask that you arrive 5 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. If you are late your desired room may be given to another tanner. If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment; we ask that you cancel no later than 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time. This will avoid losing appointment privileges. This can be done by phone or through your online account. 

 

  •  Can I share my tanning package with my spouse or adult children? 

    • No, unfortunately, sharing packages is not allowed.  

 

  •  Why am I being asked for my Driver's License number?  

    • Washington State Law prohibits persons under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning units. RCW 18.370.020 

    •  Proof of age must be satisfied with a driver's license or other government-issued identification containing the date of birth and a photograph of the individual.