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At Maui Beach, Our Reputation is Your Tan!

Our tanning consultants are trained to help you achieve a tan that looks good and that you’ll feel good about.

By following our exposure schedules, you can develop a great tan without burning. If you have any questions or concerns about your progress, please don’t hesitate to ask a tanning consultant.

Here are some tips for getting better results and protecting your skin’s health during the tanning process:
Moisture is the key to a healthy-looking tan! Tanning lotions prepare your skin for UV exposure and reduce the drying effects of the tanning process.
They also contain ingredients that promote the production of melanin in your skin, and anti Oxidants to keep your skin healthy. Maui Beach Tanning carries a variety of lotions and moisturizers specifically designed for indoor tanners at every level.

If you plan to tan in the nude, you should expose sensitive areas of your body gradually during your tanning sessions to avoid sunburn.
Your lips produce very little melanin and are prone to UV-overexposure, so you should always protect them with a sunscreen. SPF lip balms are available at all Maui Beach Tanning.

Many products we all use every day – such as makeup and perfume – contain ingredients that can make your skin more susceptible to sunburn (photosensitive). Common prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications can also cause photosensitizing reactions. Our tanning consultants have a list of such medications for your review.

PROTECT YOUR EYES!

Your eyelids are not thick enough to protect your eyes from UV damage! Simply keeping your eyes closed while tanning will NOT prevent serious damage. The very thin skin and underlying membrane of the eyelid do not keep UV rays from penetrating the eye, potentially burning the cornea and doing more severe damage to the lens and retina. In addition to night vision loss, excessive unprotected exposure to UV light will also damage color vision and can even result in cancer on the eyelids.
Covering your face with a towel or T-shirt will not block enough of the UV rays to prevent damage, either.

We make it easy to protect your eyes! Several styles of FDA compliant eye protection are available at all Maui Beach Tanning, and you are required to wear it during every tanning session. Don’t worry about getting “raccoon eyes” – this can be easily avoided by slightly repositioning your eye protection once or twice during your session.

Q. Does redness indicate a better tan?

A. Some people think that if they don’t see a slight redness after tanning that they “didn’t get anything.” The truth is that any amount of redness is actually an indication of sunburn (or erythema) your skins worst enemy.

Q. What is an “upgrade” sunbed?

A. The term “upgrade” refers to tanning systems that employ more lamps (often with multiple facials) generally require
shorter exposure times than a standard tanning system. We recommend that you tan in our upgrade beds after you have achieved a base tan in our regular sunbeds to force your skin cells to continue to produce and release pigment, allowing you to achieve a deeper, darker tan.

Q. Why tan indoors?

A. Indoor tanning offers an environment that is controlled by skin-typing and exposure schedules. Indoor tanning is
controlled and can be done in moderation. This the biggest difference between indoor and outdoor UV exposure.
Natural sunlight has no such controls.

Q. How long does it take to get a tan?

A. While everyone is different, most people notice results after just a few tanning sessions, but it may take a few weeks of regular tanning (at least 3 times twice a week) to get a really nice base tan.

Q. How early should I start tanning before going on vacation?

A. If you want to develop a base tan before going on a sunny vacation, you will want to start tanning about three or four
weeks before you go.