What You Need To Know About Protecting Your Skin

 

Today is officially the first day of summer! So grab your favorite river hat, swimsuit, flip flops, IPod, and oh yes, SUNSREEN and find our own slice of sunshine. However, before you dial-in your favorite Kenny Chesney beach song, pause and think about something important: your skin.

 

We know you’ve been bombarded with skin care statistics every year around this time. There’s a reason why people keep talking about it. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more than 2 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are found in the U.S. each year. Melanoma, the most serious type, will account for more than 75,000 cases of skin cancer this year.

The ACS has some recommendations for protecting your skin from the sun this summer:

  • Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Look for shade, especially in the middle of the day when the sun’s rays are strongest.
  • Cover up with protective clothing to guard as much skin as possible when you are out in the sun.
  • Use sunscreen and lip balm with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Reapply sunscreen every two hours after swimming, toweling dry or sweating. Use sunscreen even on hazy or overcast days. UV rays travel through clouds.
  • Cover your head with a wide-brimmed hat, shading your face, ears and neck.
  • Wear sunglasses with 99- to 100-percent UV absorption to provide optimal protection for the eyes and the surrounding skin.

If you’re looking to play it safe, remember that Tantanic offers several sunless tanning options that give you the sun-kissed glow without subjecting yourself to harsh UV rays.

New Skin Care Products

We now offer a new line of reasonably priced skin care products. Get yours today to make that wonderful tan last even longer! The formula of vitamins and other active ingredients provides maximum care for freshly tanned skin.

What You need to know about tanning lotions and moisturizers

 

Tanning lotion is a very important product to have while using tanning equipment. In a study by the American Tanning Institute, 100 percent of the participants using lotion noticed an overall improvement in the darkness of their tan and their skin’s condition. Those who did not use lotions did not have the same results. Tanning lotion not only helps people tan faster, but it also includes ingredients that prevent wrinkles. There are four main types of tanning lotion: accelerators, bronzer, tingle and after-tanning lotion.

  • Accelerators are the most popular and preferred lotions to those unfamiliar with the indoor tanning process. Accelerators do not contain bronzing ingredients, which allows less of a chance for error when applying the lotion. Accelerators use ingredients that promote melanin production when exposed to UV light. One of the most important reasons to use an accelerator is because it moisturizes the skin. Not only does moist skin tan better than dry skin, but using an accelerator encourages healthy-looking skin and provides an even-looking tan. Some ingredients in accelerators include melanin, L-tyrosine, green tea extract and natural oils.
  • Bronzing lotion is similar to an accelerator except it contains ingredients to deliver an instant golden look. Bronzers are often used to help speed up the tanning process. There are two types of bronzers: cosmetic and dihydroxyacetone (DHA). Cosmetic bronzer provides an immediate boost of bronze, but this color will wash off after a few times in the shower. DHA is a colorless chemical that will tan skin in about two to three hours. DHA bronzer will last four to six days and is also the main ingredient in sunless tanning such as the Mystic Tan spray booth. It is important that you wipe or wash your hands immediately after applying the lotion to prevent orange stains on your palms.
  • Tingle lotion is the lotion that people either love or hate. The lotion seriously improves the tan because it increases the blood circulation and helps the oxygenation of the skin. The more the skin is oxygenated, the better it tans. As this process is going on, however, the skin becomes red and tingly. This is only a temporary heat flush and will subside in a couple of hours; however, some people cannot handle the lotion and develop allergic reactions. It is strongly recommended that you test the lotion on a small spot on your body to see if you can tolerate it. Most tingle lotions have bronzers added to them to deliver a one-two punch.
  • After-tan lotion is one of the most important types of lotion to use. After-tan lotion can be used either immediately after the tanning session or after a shower or bath. When using a tanning bed, you lose moisture from your skin. After-tan lotion has high amounts of antioxidants that protect the skin from damage and lock in moisture. By locking in moisture, skin will not flake off as easily and will maintain a golden brown color. Users will benefit from the quality of their skin condition and the extended life of their tan.

TANTANIC
1304 Junction Hwy - Suite 725
Kerrville, TX 78028
 
Phone: 830 257-7297
 
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Hours of Operation

Extended hours of operation to fit your busy schedule! We're now open:
Monday - Friday 9 AM to 8PM

Saturday 9AM to 5PM

Closed Sunday

Our team of certified tanning experts is happy to answer all of your questions. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our tanning, sunless tanning and red light therapy services.

New Skin Care Products
We offer an extensive line of bronzers, accelerators, moisturizers and tinglers, customized to fit your tanning goals.