How Your Skin Tans

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How your skin tans – indoor and outdoor tanning

Tanning works the same indoors & outdoors

Ultraviolet rays penetrate your skin causing different reactions. UVA (tanning rays) and UVB (burning rays) are emitted by the sun as well as by our tanning lamps. UVB is commonly referred to as the burning ray because it is more intense than UVA and is responsible for sunburn. Our tanning lamps emit more UVA and much less UVB than the sun, which is the best tanning combination.

Although UVB is responsible for overexposure it is necessary in acquiring a tan. UVB stimulates melanocyte (pigment cells) in your skin to produce melanin (pigment). The melanin absorbs UVA to keep it from reaching deeper, more sensitive layers, of the skin. UVA oxidises, or darkens, the melanin forming a tan. This whole process is the body’s own natural defence against sunburn.

How Your Skin Tans

By controlling the type and amount of UV light you receive in a Tanz sunbed or a vertical tanning stand, there’s no doubt that this is the best place to acquire a tan.

Whether you live in Edinburgh, Lanarkshire, the West End or City Centre of Glasgow or in any of our other locations across Scotland including Ayr and the Lothians, you will find all your tanning needs provided at the highest standard possible in Tanz.

If you have any questions about how to get a tan or are interested in visiting one of our salons across Scotland or if you just want some more information on everything we offer then please get in touch with us via our Contact page or via our Social Media pages.

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