How to tan safely?

You just can't say no to a tanning session? We know very well that you want to enjoy a dark tan and feel gorgeous. That said, we have to break it to you - there are situations in which you have to pass on tanning. More about how to tan safely in today's article.

How to use tanning bed safely?

Remember to avoid chasing the perfect look no matter the cost. Health is what’s most important, so if your doctor advises you to lay off those tanning sessions, be sure to listen. Before we move on to the contraindications, we’ve prepared the four basic rules of safe tanning

How to tan safely with pale skin?

  1. Use the solarium no more than 1 time a day and no more than 3 times a week.
  2. Take breaks in between tanning sessions. Your skin needs time to regenerate.
  3. Adjust the type of device, time and frequency of tanning to your skin phototype and degree of tan. Start with short sessions.
  4. Use professional cosmetics specially designed for indoor tanning.

What’s the best lotion for dry skin?

Tanning lotions will deepen your tan as well as nourish and protect your skin against harmful factors. Some ingredients will soothe your skin, moisturize it and guarantee faster regeneration. What's the best tanning lotion for sensitive skin?

BOOSTER is a tanning accelerator. It contains lemongrass and aloe leaf extract. Not only does this tanning lotion provide an intense dark shade after just one tanning session, it also guarantees a refreshed feeling, while the richness of vitamins ensures a young and healthy appearance of the skin.


BLACK CAVIAR is one of our customers’ favorites. And it’s not just because it guarantees a perfectly brown tan, but also thanks to natural nutrients, such as avocado oil and coconut oil, which take care of the most problematic and dry skin.


ULTIME is a triple tanning lotion for tanning beds which tans the skin and accelerates the tanning process, while the combination of natural ingredients with vitamin E and aloe vera provides extreme skin hydration.


When should you give up indoor tanning?

Unfortunately, not everyone can use the solarium. There’s a lot of talk about the dangers of sunbathing. But let's not get crazy – everything in moderation. When should you give up indoor tanning? The following list will help you avoid the unpleasant effects of tanning sessions.

  1. Very light complexion (Celtic type, phototype I).
  2. Hypersensitivity to ultraviolet radiation, allergy to the sun.
  3. Skin inflammation, extensive acne, vitiligo, rosacea, herpes.
  4. Dilated blood vessels (so-called spider veins) on the face and body.
  5. Multiple pigmentation marks on the skin (discoloration, moles).
  6. Unhealed tattoos, fresh permanent makeup, unhealed wounds.
  7. Menstruation, pregnancy, breastfeeding.
  8. Low-grade fever, fever, inflammation, flu.
  9. Recent surgery and recovery period.
  10. Diseases of the heart, circulatory system and other serious chronic conditions.
  11. Epilepsy.
  12. Active cosmetic treatments, especially deeply exfoliating chemical and physical peels.
  13. Use of cosmetics with retinol, hydroxylic acids (AHA, BHA), perfumes and deodorants immediately before sunbathing.
  14. Use of oral and external photosensitizing agents (antibiotics, anti-inflammatory agents, hormonal drugs, certain herbs such as calendula and burdock).

Remember – if you are struggling with any of the above-mentioned problems, it is worth consulting a specialist. In case of any doubts, you can also ask the solarium staff for advice. Safe tanning? Only with Onyx!

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