your first tan!
what you need:
nothing! we have it all. we have goggles, lotion packets, and bottles for purchase.
please do not order your lotions online as it's not promising of what you will get in return. most people do not have success with this- when they order a "bronzer", the lotion sometimes shows up completely black.
for the best results:
not only for your first time is this important, but for every time. moisturized skin tans better than dry skin. make sure you are using a daily exfoliator in the shower. sloughing off dead skin is the first step. the next step is to moisturize it! the BEST moisturizer for your skin is any type of natural oil: coconut oil, almond oil, lavender oil, etc.
what to expect:
think of it as being able to relax for 5-12 minutes! you will literally just be laying down. you will feel the bed getting warmer and warmer. if you get "hot", (the feeling of your skin being burnt) you will want to get out.
goggles (purchase at The Campus Studio)
lotion (purchase at The Campus Studio)
16 years of age
tanning release form (completed at The Campus Studio)
what you'll see in our rooms:
- a perfectly sanitized tanning bed
- a neatly folded towel for your convenience
- a towel bin to discard your used towel
- a wall hook for your clothing
- a pink pillow to rest your head
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
what should i wear?
each tanning bed is in a private room, so you can wear whatever you want - or nothing at all.
do i put lotion on before or after?
both! you definitely want to use a tanning lotion prior to tanning! moisturized skin holds a tan for much longer. if you do not use lotion, the rays will bounce off your skin instead of absorbing it! After tanning, lotion is called tan extenders. You apply them after tanning and after showering!
do i turn the bed on?
yes, you can! the bed will start after 4 minutes but if you're ready before the timer then you can push the "Start/Stop" button on the inside of the bed!
do i close the bed?
yes! when you go to lay down, just simply reach up and pull down the top of the bed until it fully closes.
can i turn off the facial bulbs?
yes, you can! simply push the "Facial Off" button on the inside of the bed.
can i get out of the bed early?
yes! if you feel like you're too hot or might be burning, you can push the "Start/Stop" button to stop the bed.
what if i burn?
if you burn, we encourage using a natural aloe, coconut oil, or lotion, to moisturize the skin to prevent peeling. please do not tan again until your burn has healed!
how to prevent burning?
lotion. lotion. lotion. use your daily moisturizer and always use your tanning lotion before tanning!
do i have to wear eye protection?
it is required by law in most states because our eyelids are not thick enough to protect your eyes from UV damage. if you don't wear them in the tanning bed, your colored vision can decline over time.
can i use oils?
no. please do not use oils in our tanning beds. the oils can "eat away" at the acrylic that the bulbs are under.
do i need an appointment to tan?
yes! download "The Campus Studio" app to book all of your appointments! we do this so that it is fair game to everyone. if you can only come at 4pm, there is no need to stand in line or wait 30 minutes just to get into a bed- you can book that time every single day if you want!
do i have to sign a contract?
no, you don't have to sign up for a contract. you can pay for single ($8 + tax) tans! our unlimited tanning membership is $35/month (+tax). you can cancel at any time- but it must be before the 1st of the next month.
i'm pregnant. is it okay for me to tan?
we recommend you check with your doctor.
some medications are not recommended while tanning. if you are on any medications please consult your doctor about tanning.
what is DHA?
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is present in plant, human and animal cells. a lot of bronzing tanning lotions have this in it- which is completely safe! when DHA is put on your skin, it interacts with amino acids that create the brown color.
if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!