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.

UV Tanning

UV Tanning - Ergoline

Get a sun-kissed tan using our state-of-the-art vertical UV booth from Ergoline - the #1 Sunbed manufacturer in the world. Only six to ten minutes will leave your skin with a healthy glow so that you can shed your clothes & hit the beaches, parties, and events with full confidence.

For UV-tanning fans, The Tanning Salon has selected the Sunrise 480 Turbo from the world's leader and specialist in UV tanning, Ergoline.

Representing over 60% of the European tanning industry and a healthy portion of the US market, Ergoline, is the preferred supplier of most major tanning salons in both the US and Europe.

The Sunrise 480 Turbo is Ergoline's top-of-the-range and award-winning vertical tanning booth. Standing at over 2 meters tall and consisting of forty eight 200-watt tanning lamps, it provides a deep all-over tan that is achieved in a quick tanning session lasting between just 6-10 minutes. In that time, just plug in your own iPod into the 3D-sound system and listen to your choice of music through its state-of-the-art stereo system, while having your entire body refreshingly cooled with the Silent Cooling System that bathes you with a pleasant flow of cool air which feels like a fresh summer breeze.

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