Tanning Basics

At Millennium Tanning, we want to ensure that our clients choose the best tanning system for their own lifestyle and skin type. Our tanning consultants will guide you through all the steps of the tanning process, starting from your base-tan all the way to your deepest golden bronze. To help you achieve your desired level of color, we will also assist you in choosing quality skin care and tanning products to fit your unique skin type.

It is important to remember that tanning is not a one-time visit to the salon – it is a process! Tanning begins with melanin production in your skin. The melanin (or pigment and color) quickly migrates to the skin’s surface where it begins the darkening process.

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-beautiful-woman-image27783510UV light is what stimulates melanin production. There are two types of UV light that are emitted from tanning lamps; these are UVB and UVA rays. UVB rays promote melanin production and UVA rays oxidize (or darken) the melanin, pulling out the most golden tones in your skin.

Feel free to ask us any questions you have about the tanning process! We strongly promote moderation in tanning and the use of a professional lotion designed for indoor tanning.