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TANNING - THE RIGHT WAY!

There's more to tanning than just climbing onto a sunbed. A couple of things should be remembered if you want to really enjoyment your visits to the tanning salon. Here are the answers to some common questions.

Does it make sense to establish a base tan before going on holiday?
Developing a base tan is worthwhile. We need to prepare the skin for the sun's powerful rays and give it time to build up the light protection screen it needs under that holiday sun. The most effective way to do this is on modern sunbeds that deliver light similar to the sun's rays.

Can I get on a sunbed with make-up on?
Please don't. Make-up blocks the pores of your facial skin. The UV light in a sunbed opens up these blicked pores allowing not only light to penetrate the skin but also the allergy-causing constituents in make-up.

What about showering after getting off the sunbed?
There is just no truth in the rumour that a refreshing shower after leaving the sunbed will wash and scrub away your tan. Tanning takes place in the skin, not on it. Take care of your skin by showering and applying a moisturising cream - this will really bring out your tan to best advantage.

Can I use a sunbed if I'm on medication?
Some medications are known to make the skin more sensitive. The likelihood of this happening is particularly high with antibiotics, sulphonamides, psychopharmaceutical drugs, tranquillisers, antidiabetic and diuretic drugs. Tanning products containing psoral derivatives or coumarin also increase skin sensitivity. If you are in any doubt, first ask your doctor so that you can enjoy sunbathing without taking risks.
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