At the Beach offers multiple levels of indoor tanning to help you look and feel your best! Choose the right sunbed for your skin type and desired shade. Our top-of-the-line tanning beds range from our relaxing 20-minute sunbeds to our premium bronzing beds that include features like face and shoulder tanners, aromatherapy, air-conditioning and more.
Get the best freakin' tan with our high powered state-of-the-art sunbeds. Your personalized tanning experience awaits.
Extreme bronzing qualities provide longer-lasting results.
Enhance your base tan with the next level in tanning. A combination of high and low pressure lamps provide more UVA rays that help darken your base tan.
It's ok to be basic! Our low pressure lamps combine higher UV-B light and stimulate melanin production to help build a base tan.
There are more benefits to tanning than just looking and feeling sexy. Indoor tanning offers some of the same benefits as the sun, but in a controlled environment. Don’t have time to sunbathe outdoors? Indoor tanning helps you develop color within a short period of time. Other benefits include an improvement in your mood and self esteem, minimizing the visibility of scars and stretch marks, promoting oil production and hormonal balance, increasing the production of vitamin D, and even helping with weight loss.
Tanning takes place in the skin’s outermost layer, the epidermis, with special cells called melanocytes. When exposed to UV-B (short for ultraviolet light), melanocytes produce the pigment, melanin. The pinkish melanin travels up through the epidermis and is absorbed by other skin cells. When exposed to UV-A (longer wave ultraviolet light), melanin oxidizes or darkens. This is the skin’s way of protecting itself against too much UV light.
Cells in the epidermis are constantly reproducing and pushing older cells upward toward the surface of your skin, where they are sloughed o≠ in about one week. As your skin replaces its cells, the cells laden with melanin are removed. So the tanning process must continue with the new cells.
Before you start tanning it's important to know your skin type to avoid over exposure and burning. Speak with one of our trained tanning consultants to get your tan on! They will discuss your tanning history, sensitivity to UV light, maximum tan times in our sunbeds, and skincare product recommendations for the best freakin' results.
People with fair, pale skin, red or blond hair, blue eyes, freckles, burn very easily, and never tan.
People with white or fair skin, red or blond hair, blue, hazel or green eyes, freckles, burn easily and tan minimally.
People with cream or fair skin, dark blond to brown hair, blue or brown eyes, gradually tan, mild burn sometimes.
People with light brown skin, dark brown hair, brown eyes, tan with ease and rarely burn.
People with dark brown skin, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes tan very easily and very rarely burn.
People with deeply pigmented dark brown skin, dark brown eyes, tan very easily and never burn.
If your skin is Type 1, spray tanning is the best option for you to get a natural-looking tan without any UV exposure.
Tanning is your body’s natural defense against burning. When your skin is exposed to UV light, the production of melanin in your freakin’ skin is increased. The sun creates two types of UV light: UVA and UVB. UVA oxidizes the existing melanin, the browning pigment that tans the skin. UVB triggers the production of additional melanin in the skin. Both UVA and UVB are needed for a freakin’ balanced tan. At The Beach’s state-of-the-art tanning equipment is designed to replicate the UVA and UVB produced by the sun, while allowing you to control your exposure. So if you’re pale, always start slow with your tanning regimen to avoid burning. By slowly increasing your exposure, you will minimize the risk of burning and develop a beautiful natural tan. Also, only tan once in a 24-hour period to avoid overexposure.
Shower and exfoliate.
Moisturize regularly, as hydrated skin will hold a better tan.
Avoid wearing deodorant or perfume.
Remove watches and jewelry to avoid unsightly tan lines!
If you take medications, talk to your doctor to be sure your medication isn’t photosensitive (meaning it can be weakened or otherwise affected by UV exposure).
Use lip balm – lips can burn easily!
Apply tanning lotion immediately before your session. Never use outdoor tanning lotion or oils in the beds, as they are not designed for indoor tanning and will harm the acrylic.
Apply SPF to tattoos to avoid fading.
Federal and state laws require you to use protective eyewear. Remember to bring a pair every time you come to tan. If you forget, you will be required to purchase new eyewear before we can allow you to tan.
If you choose to tan in the buff, be careful about areas not accustomed to sunlight. Cover sensitive areas with a towel or clothing for the first session and build up tolerance for your next visit.
Stop tanning if your skin starts to sting or tingle, which can indicate overexposure to UV rays.
Apply a tan extender as soon as your session ends. Tan extenders are the best product to keep your tan looking rich and golden longer and will nourish
If you feel as though you have overexposed, use an aloe-based relief lotion or gel as soon as possible.
If you are establishing your base tan, you will want to come in about seven times in 10 days to achieve the best color.
If you are maintaining your current color, you will want to come in anywhere from 1 to four times a week, depending on the equipment you are using.
Following a good daily skin care regimen can extend the life of your tan and keep your skin healthy and glowing in just three easy steps.
Try to exfoliate weekly. Exfoliating too much can scrub away layers of your tan and shorten its lifespan.
If skin around your elbows, knees and heels is still rough, exfoliate only these areas more often.
Tanning can dry your skin, and color absorbs and develops better in hydrated skin.
It’s extremely important to moisturize regularly, and replenish moisture particularly before and after sessions.
Washing your face daily – morning and night.
Being sure to wash off makeup before each tanning visit.
Use a special formulated facial tanning lotion during your sunbed session for the best results.
Use a facial lotion with SPF every day.
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