Infrared Helps To Aid In Tan Acceleration


Infrared Heat is responsible for delivering Hydration Station’s powerful tan acceleration results. This dynamic energy source is emitted by the sun naturally and produces the same frequency level as our own body’s. Infrared Heat is absorbed by water, and as humans our bodies consist of between 50-75% water; leading to darker UV and Sunless results. This is achieved in two ways through the Infrared Heat technology.

First, Infrared Heat produces a natural “Tingle Factor X 10 Phenomenon” in the body and skin, without the common “hot” sensation that many tanners are sensitive to. Traditional tingle factor products deliver skin stimulation through the manual application and absorption of active ingredients. Hydration Station takes this concept much further. Radiant heat is effectively absorbed throughout the body from head to toe creating a much more powerful stimulating effect in the skin.

Secondly, Hydration station enhances the penetration of all skincare products and their active ingredients. Hydration Station is truly the “Accelerator for your Accelerators”. You will achieve a darker tan when Hydration Station is used before any UV technology and Sunless results are more even and last days longer.


Could Indoor UV Light Be a Surrogate for What Nature Intended?

Sun vs UV

Vitamin D production is one of the benefits that has been associated with human exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) emitted in sunlight and by an estimated 90 percent of commercial indoor tanning equipment. While the North American indoor tanning industry conducts indoor tanning as a cosmetic service, an undeniable physiological side effect of this service is that indoor tanning clients manufacture sufficient levels of vitamin D as a result of indoor tanning sessions.

  1. Vitamin D is a hormone produced naturally when skin is exposed to UVB in sunlight or indoor tanning units. Scientists through thousands of studies now recommend vitamin D blood levels of 40-60 ng/ml.
  2. Vitamin D sufficiency is linked to a reduction in 105 diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and most forms of cancer. It is believed that vitamin D deficiency contributes to nearly 400,000 premature deaths and adds a $100 billion burden to our health care system.
  3. 77 percent of Americans are considered vitamin D deficient according to government data and overzealous sun avoidance is the only plausible explanation for the 50 percent increase in that figure in the past 15 years

Nature’s Sunscreen

One reason our customers enjoy the professional indoor UV light experience is that our knowledgeably trained staff can give them controlled UV exposures to gradually develop natural sunscreen – often called a “base tan” – while minimizing the risk of sunburn. The tanning process actually creates two different forms of natural protection against sunburn:

  1. Melanin pigment produced when UV light meets the skin literally enshrouds and shields skin cells in the skin’s epidermis, protecting each cell from getting too much UV exposure. Melanin is a powerful anti-oxidant, helping the skin naturally eliminate free-radicals that can cause damage.
  2. As the skin tans, the outer layer thickens (a natural process called acanthosis) which is nature’s design to make the skin naturally more resistant to sunburn.

The value of a base tan, as any indoor tanner knows, is that it adds another layer to your sun protection arsenal – making sunscreen worn outdoors for outings on sunny days even more effective. Here’s how that works:

  1. A typical new client begins tanning with 5-minute sessions, gradually develops a tan and can work her/his way up to 20-minute sessions. At this point, she/he becomes naturally FOUR TIMES more resilient to sunburn than when she/he first started tanning. (5 minutes x 4 = 20 minutes). So that tan has an SPF 4 value.
  2. When someone with a base tan uses sunscreen outdoors, they essentially multiply the effectiveness of the sunscreen. In other words, an SPF 15 product applied to the skin of a person whose base tan has already made her four times more resilient to sunburn creates a net SPF of 60. (SPF 15 x 4 = SPF 60).

In sunny environments many fair-skinned people can sunburn during normal outdoor activities even while wearing sunscreen. But with a base tan their sunscreen becomes more effective and they are much less likely to sunburn.

UV Exposure Recommendation

There is evidence to suggest that over exposure to UV light may lead to skin cancer. It is also widely believed that sudden and rapid exposure to sunlight for paler skins may pose a higher risk than people who are exposed to UV in moderation in a controlled environment, such as sunbeds.

Our goal is help and advise you build a sensible tan. Our knowledgeable staff will build a plan which suits your needs, time and skin type.


1. Always build your tan gently over a period of time.
2. Starting with a few minutes and increase gradually.
3 Leave 48 hours between your first and second sessions.
4 Leave 24 hours between each subsequent session.
5. Avoid sunbathing that day if you’ve had a sunbed session or vice versa.
6. Always use a tanning accelerator to enhance your colour and replenishthe skin

To promote safe and sensible tanning, the following people are prevented from using UV Light Equipment

Under 18 years; 16-17 years with parental consent

Clients on photosensitive medication

Skin type 1

We reserve the right to refuse service base upon individual client circumstances.

What is Cosmetic Tanning?

Beautiful young woman tanning in solariumCosmetic Tanning is used to increase the depth of your color. While UV Light Therapy uses 5% UVB, a cosmetic bed/booth uses 3% UVB Light; this is not as effective for the production of melanin and vitamin D. However the greater concentration of UVA Light allows you to develop rich and deeper tones than you would with UV Light Therapy alone.

Cosmetic Tanning is recommended in conjunction with Hydration Therapy; combining these services will allow you to develop your best color and skin condition.

Why Tan?


Why Tan?
There are both physiological and psychological reasons to tan. Most people tan in order to obtain the cosmetic value of darker skin, which, in turn may heighten their mood and self-esteem.