UV Tan

  • Just like when you tan under the sun, when your skin is exposed to UV light, cells in your skin called melanocytes are stimulated to produce skin pigments called melanin. The melanin then surfaces on your skin, coming into contact with oxygen, where it starts to turn brown.

  • UV light from the sun hits your skin [from sun or lamps] and stimulates special cells called melanocytes.

  • Melanocytes start producing skin pigments called melanin.

  • The melanin travels to the surface of your skin where it comes in contact with oxygen.

  • It "oxidizes" causing the melanin to turn brown. Your skin has developed a tan.

Mystic Tan

  • With a spray tan, the process is different. The DHA (dihydroxyacetone) in the spray reacts with the amino acids in your skin and this stimulates a chain of reactions that cause the cells in your upper epidermis to turn brown.

  • A sunless spray tan (Mystic Tan) does not involve the production of melanin like a UV tan. The tanning spray solution contains the active ingredient DHA (Dihydroxyacetone), a sugar molecule that creates a tanned appearance in the upper layer of the skin (epidermis).

  • This stimulates a chain of reactions that causes the cells in the upper epidermis to turn brown. This process takes about 2 to 4 hours. The intensity of the color depends on the level of DHA and the amount of amino acids (proteins) in the skin.

  • A sunless spray tan lasts about 5-7 days, the average life span of the outer epidermis.

About Us

If you're looking for the best in tanning, you've found it!

Welcome to The Tanning Salon, the only salon in Lebanon to offer you the most advanced UV tanning through Ergoline and fully automated UV-Free spray tanning with Mystic Tan™. Our advanced tanning lotions are from California Tan.

Your skin is unique and should be treated that way. That's why at The Tanning Salon, we recommend the best method of tanning for your skin type, whether it's a UV-Free Mystic Tan™, a sun kissed UV-Tan, or a 'Cocktail' (combo of both). Your tan will speak for itself and you will ultimately, love how you look!

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