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The sun is a truly amazing thing. It provides warmth and energy for all forms of life on earth. It stimulates your body and soul by helping you look your best!

The sun radiates many forms of light, our favorite being UVA and UVB. When our skin absorbs and reacts to UVA and UVB light, we begin to develop a tan. 

The One Two Combo!

Tanning is a two part process. First, UVB triggers the production of melanin in your skin. This is the browning pigment that produces that rich cocoa brown color we love! Next, UVA causes the melanin to oxidize and darken. 

Melanin is the pigment in your skin that gives you that cocoa bronze color!
Melanin is the pigment in your skin that gives you that cocoa bronze color!

Our state of the art tanning equipment is designed to emit the same UVA and UVB light as the sun. But unlike the sun, our equipment lets you control exactly how much and which type of light you're being exposed to. With this level of control, you don't have to spend hours out in the blistering heat or have to rely on the fickle Arkansas weather to give you perfect tanning conditions.

UV tanning beds take the guess work out of tanning!
UV tanning beds take the guess work out of tanning!

We believe in tanning a shade smarter!

To help you get started here is a visual guide to help you get an idea of your skin type. Remember, this is intended to give you a general idea of your skin type and what to expect when your skin reacts to various degrees of UV light. We recommend that you always consult with one of our trained staff members before your first tanning session to accurately determine your skin's needs. 

 Skin color guide for indoor tanning.
Click to enlarge. *This table is a general guide. Please consult with our staff to get an accurate idea of what to expect. 

The 3 Golden Bronze rules of Tanning.

1) Always prepare and protect your skin.

  • Exfoliate from head to toe before coming in for your tanning session. Removing the dead skin cells will make it easier for fresh, healthy cells to absorb the UV light and help your tan last longer. 
  • Prepare your skin with moisturizers. Tanning causes your skin to lose quite a bit of moisture. Prevent dehydration by applying moisturizers before and after your tanning session. Just remember, hydrated skin is happy skin! 
  • Use an indoor tanning lotion. Read our guide to indoor tanning lotions to learn more.  Do not use outdoor tanning lotions! They are not designed to be used with UV tanning and can potentially damage the tanning beds. 

Hydrated skin is happy skin!
Hydrated skin is happy skin!

2) Take it slow

  • UV tanning takes time. Rushing a tan can lead to burns or unevenness. It's never a good idea to tan more than once in a 24-hour period. If you're pressed for time, spray tanning a better option. Read our full guide to spray tanning to learn more.

Developing a tan takes time, don't try to rush it.
Developing a tan takes time, don't try to rush it.

3) Always protect your eyes

  • UV light penetrates the skin and your eyelids are thin compared to other parts of your body. Always wear proper eye protection to prevent eye damage.

Did we miss anything? If you still have any questions or would like to set up an appointment give us a call at (479)785-1185 or send us a message on Facebook or Google+

Don't be shy, we'd love to hear from you!  

4516 Rogers Avenue Suite 2
Fort Smith, AR

479-785-1185

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday: CLOSED