Fenton’s Largest Tanning Salon
810.629.7874
Map/Directions
1450 Torrey Road  •  Fenton, MI 48430
Mon-Fri: 8am - 9pm • Sat: 10am - 5pm • Sun: 12pm - 4pm
Truth About Tanning
If you have any questions which were not covered or still want additional information, please feel free to ask our knowledgeable staff.
Unveiling the Truth One of the most ill-conceived notions our indoor tanning customers have is that a person must burn before he or she can develop a tan. Unfortunately, this is a myth that is ingrained into many tanners' minds. Yet, with exceptional education from indoor tanning staff, this may be one tanning myth we can eventually overcome. In order to start to debunk the sun burning myth, indoor tanning professionals first must help the indoor tanner understand the difference between a sunburn and a suntan. A suntan occurs when melanocytes in the epidermis of the skin produce melanin pigment in response to ultraviolet (UV) exposure. Additional levels of UVR then darken melanin. Melanin production takes a bit of time to develop-and that is why most people cannot develop a tan in just one day. A sunburn is a completely different process. A sunburn results when then amount of UV exposure exceeds the body's natural tanning capability, sending as increase in blood flow to the affected skin in an attempt to repair the damage. In extreme cases, or with individuals who are extremely sensitive to UV, sunburn can occur in less than 15 minutes. Unlike a thermal burn, sunburn is not immediately apparent. By the time the skin starts to become painful and red, the damage has been done. In severe bums, blistering of the skin may occur. Edema of the skin, especially in the legs is common. Uncontrolled Elements The primary reason most tanners believe sun burning is the initial step in the tanning process is mainly the fault of the uncontrolled elements of the sun. Since the sun is the major source of UV exposure for most people, it is the sun burning results of this source that have clouded the minds of tanning customers. Outdoor tanning and sunburns have gone hand in hand since the beginning of time. And it's the uncontrollable elements-latitude and altitude, ground reflection, time of day as well as clouds and haze-that greatly influence the tanning challenges of the outdoors. A Controlled Environment After reviewing all the elements that influence the tanning and burning potential of the sun, an indoor tanning professional should educate tanners as to the controllable factors of indoor tanning. In addition to in- store policies that promote the tanning process, such as proper skincare and indoor tanning lotion use, tanning salon staff also should reinforce the control factor by explaining federally mandated regulations.
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UB Tan 1450 Torrey Road Fenton, MI. 48430 (810) 629-7874
Fenton’s Largest Tanning Salon
810.629.7874
Map/Directions
1450 Torrey Road  •  Fenton, MI 48430
Truth About Tanning
If you have any questions which were not covered or still want additional information, please feel free to ask our knowledgeable staff.
Unveiling the Truth One of the most ill-conceived notions our indoor tanning customers have is that a person must burn before he or she can develop a tan. Unfortunately, this is a myth that is ingrained into many tanners' minds. Yet, with exceptional education from indoor tanning staff, this may be one tanning myth we can eventually overcome. In order to start to debunk the sun burning myth, indoor tanning professionals first must help the indoor tanner understand the difference between a sunburn and a suntan. A suntan occurs when melanocytes in the epidermis of the skin produce melanin pigment in response to ultraviolet (UV) exposure. Additional levels of UVR then darken melanin. Melanin production takes a bit of time to develop-and that is why most people cannot develop a tan in just one day. A sunburn is a completely different process. A sunburn results when then amount of UV exposure exceeds the body's natural tanning capability, sending as increase in blood flow to the affected skin in an attempt to repair the damage. In extreme cases, or with individuals who are extremely sensitive to UV, sunburn can occur in less than 15 minutes. Unlike a thermal burn, sunburn is not immediately apparent. By the time the skin starts to become painful and red, the damage has been done. In severe bums, blistering of the skin may occur. Edema of the skin, especially in the legs is common. Uncontrolled Elements The primary reason most tanners believe sun burning is the initial step in the tanning process is mainly the fault of the uncontrolled elements of the sun. Since the sun is the major source of UV exposure for most people, it is the sun burning results of this source that have clouded the minds of tanning customers. Outdoor tanning and sunburns have gone hand in hand since the beginning of time. And it's the uncontrollable elements-latitude and altitude, ground reflection, time of day as well as clouds and haze-that greatly influence the tanning challenges of the outdoors. A Controlled Environment After reviewing all the elements that influence the tanning and burning potential of the sun, an indoor tanning professional should educate tanners as to the controllable factors of indoor tanning. In addition to in-store policies that promote the tanning process, such as proper skincare and indoor tanning lotion use, tanning salon staff also should reinforce the control factor by explaining federally mandated regulations.
A W R Site design by 810.265.6404
UB Tan 1450 Torrey Road Fenton, MI. 48430 (810) 629-7874
Mon-Fri: 8am - 9pm  • Sat: 10am - 5pm Sun: 12pm - 4pm