Tanning Safety
To tan safely please refer to the guide below. Natural Protection refers to outside tanning.
1 Reddish Hair
Appearance Light eyes, very pale skin, usually freckled
Sunburn Risk Extremely sensitive, immediately sunburns
Tanning Tans very slowly if at all, Natural Protection 5-10 mins
2% of Central Europeans
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2 Blonde to Brown Hair
Appearance Blue, Grey eyes, light skin, sometimes freckled
Sunburn Risk Sensitive, almost always sunburns
Tanning Light tanning, Natural Protection 10-20 mins
12% of Central Europeans
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3 Dark Blonde/Chestnut Hair
Appearance Medium eyes, medium complexion, no freckles
Sunburn Risk Normal sensitivity, sometimes sunburns
Tanning Good tanning, Natural Protection 20-30 mins
78% of Central Europeans
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4 Dark Brown/Black Hair
Appearance Dark eyes, Brown/Olive complexion, no freckles
Sunburn Risk Very resistant, seldom sunburns
Tanning Tans easily, Natural Protection 40 mins
8% of Central Europeans
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Skin Type 1 you should not use UV tanning equipment. For other skin types please consult a member of staff who will be happy to advise you of a suitable tanning schedule.
Health and Safety
Be Sensible Be Safe
Don’t use UV tanning equipment if your skin is particularly sensitive to sunlight.

Based on European Guideline advice, you should not use tanning equipment if you:

Are under 18
You are pregnant
Have fair, sensitive skin that burns easily or tans poorly
Have a history of sunburn, particularly in childhood
Have a large number of freckles and/or red hair
Have a large number of moles
Are taking medicines or using creams that sensitise the skin to sunlight
Have a medical condition that is worsened by sunlight
Or anyone in your family has had skin cancer in the past
Already have extensive skin damage due to sunlight

Points you should consider
Premature Ageing of Skin. In the long term, over tanning can age skin. Overusing tanning equipment can cause sunburn. Burning the skin can double your risk of skin cancer in the future.
Protect Your Eyes. Always use suitable goggles to avoid irritation or conjunctivitis, and cataracts in the long term.
General Health. Make sure you are medically fit and that you are not taking any medication that could increase the sensitivity of your skin to UV light.
Skin Type. Check your skin type and tell staff about your normal reaction to sunlight. Always ensure that you avoid burning.
Check Your Skin. Consult your GP if you notice any abnormal reactions during or after your session, and if you notice any unusual skin growths or change in size or colour of a mole that occurs over weeks or months.
Stay Safe. Make sure you understand how to use the equipment and how to locate the emergency button. Clean the equipment before use.
Protect Your Skin In Sunlight. A tan obtained from UV tanning equipment does not protect you from the effects of sunlight. Always protect your skin from excessive exposure to the sun.
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