Our most frequently asked questions about UV Tanning.
Our most frequently asked questions about Sunless Tanning.
Our most frequently asked questions about our wellness.
Our most frequently asked questions about our Infrared Sauna.
Yes, absolutely. Without a lotion, your skin won’t begin tanning until 6-7 minutes into your session. Lotion increases your exposure by 60% in the sun bed. They have been improving formulas to pamper your skin and counteract that dreaded orange!
Getting an exfoliation in before your session is recommended since it helps the tanning lotion to soak in better thus helping you to get a better all-around tan! Once your tanning session is completed, your skin is still tanning therefore it is ideal to wait a few hours after your session in order for you to reap the full benefits. Don’t forget a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and tan glowing!
Yes! Even if you closed your eyes in the tanning bed, the rays can still penetrate your eyelids and cause major damage. The goggles may look silly, but they tend to be small with minimal coverage so it is not likely that they will cause you to have raccoon eyes. There are also new products out that we carry in store, one that even creates a natural contour.
No. When using a tanning bed, you should always stick with tanning lotions specifically made for tanning beds. Using sunscreen will defeat your purpose of using a tanning bed, and the oils from sunscreens actual reflect the light therefore making your effort to get color is a bust. The also can cause damage to the surface of the tanning bed itself. If causing sun damage is a worry for you we will be happy to create a safe yet effective regimen for you!
Not necessarily. Some lotions may give you instant color however that is all cosmetic. The actual skin needs a few tanning sessions to allow the skin to oxidize its melanin, darken and produce a tan. This process cannot be rushed. Your tan will begin to deepen within 3-5 sessions, depending upon the amount of melanin within your skin. Consider adding a custom airbrush to your uv sessions to achieve a darker appearance more quickly.
In order to build a tan, tan regularly. Don’t let too much time go by between visits, or your tan will begin to fade. It is suggested that you wait 48 hours in between each session to allow your tan to fully develop in between visits. You can build up your tan by gradually increasing indoor tan-time and tanning two to three times a week. Once you have a tan, you can maintain it by tanning one or two times a week.
Exfoliate in the morning. Make any wax appointments, nail and pedicure the day before your spray, if it’s done the same day you can buy the Norvell ExMitt at Modern Tan Spa to remove any residue. The day of your appointment wear loose dark clothing, flip-flops/slip ons, and have clean dry skin with no lotions, deodorant or makeup on. If you are coming from work again you can buy an ExMitt and prep your skin plus we always have spray tan approved body wipes and spray tan approved makeup remover in your changing room.
You should shave at least 3-6 hours before your sunless spray tanning session. Please do not use shaving lotion. It is better to utilize only soap. Waxing should be completed 1-2 days before your sunless tanning session.
The Mystic process takes about 3-7 minutes.
The Airbrush process takes about 12-15 minutes and you’re able to make specialized requests. Some individuals may want their entire body airbrushed or just certain body parts, such as face, legs and arms.
Make sure you do not exfoliate skin for at least 48 hours after your sunless spray tanning application. However, when you do exfoliate, please do so gently and evenly.
Don’t sweat or come in contact with water for the first 10 to 12 hours (Mystic 2 to 4 hours) when you can shower first. When you are ready to rinse (minimum of 10 hours but 12 to 24 is recommended for Airbrush, 6 to 8 hours for Mystic) use lukewarm water only and rinse completely. Do not worry if you think you are losing your tan! When you rinse you will continue to process the color for 48 hours.
If you need to shower sooner please let your airbrush technician know before your session since we have Rapid Solution that will show in as little as ONE HOUR.
The AquaFrixio is a dry massage bed that uses water jet technology with the ability to create a custom massage experience for its users. Control water pressure, water temperature, the zones and much more!
Red light therapy is considered to be a safe and well-tolerated therapy for the relief of symptoms of multiple conditions. The technology has even been used by NASA.
The Cocoon Wellness Pro System combines both dry heat and infrared heat with vibratory massage, aromatherapy, and salt air for the ultimate body transformation and relaxation experience. Whether you want to lose fat, detox, relieve sore muscles and pain .. this pod is next level!
Infrared Heat is a natural light source from the sun. It heats up your core temperature instead of the air around you therefore making it a comfortable detox experience.
TheraSauna Infrared saunas are hand crafted in the USA.
TheraSauna® is made of aspen hardwood, which is a clear wood grown at elevations where the trees do not produce an insecticide. Our aspen wood is carefullty chosen, and we make sure that all of our aspen wood is furniture grade. Other saunas have thinner wood and are much less durable, where Therasauna® uses only the thickest and most durable wood, 2-3 times thicker than our competitors.
For optimal results you can use the sauna 3-4 times a week, it can even be used daily at a 30 minute max session time.