THE SUN BED – SOLARIUM

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!!!

A tanned skin is always in fashion, in spite of many warnings in the media about premature ageing, sun damage and even skin cancer that our harsh South African sun contributes to.

A lot of girls use the subbed to achieve a browner skin and if used in the correct manner, will not cause unnecessary damage to your healthy skin.

A Sun bed can unfortunately cause ageing, skin cancer and even death if it is wrongly used. A women ignoring the warnings from several therapists, went from one salon to the other lying on the sun bed 30min at a time, ongoing for a whole day, she died as a result of her flesh being cooked, so be careful and be warned.

  • Shower before you lie on the sun bed, to wash of any perfume creams that may cause a reaction on your skin.
  • Only apply creams provided by the sun bed company and no other normal SPF sunscreens that you use outdoors.
  • Always remove all your jewellery.
  • Wear the goggles provided to protect your eyes from the light.
  • Thro a towel over your face for extra protection.
  • Always clean the sun bed with the disinfectant provided to remove sweat from the previous client.
  • NEVER USE THE SUN BED FOR LONGER THAN 30 MINUTES AT A TIME.
  • If you have a fare skin and /or normally burn easily in the sun, start by using the sun bed for only 10 minutes per day and skip a day in between. Then gradually built up your time to 30 minutes.
  • Sun beds with green and blue bulbs, will usually be the ones that you stand in, and need only 10min tanning at one time, NOT 30 MINUTES.
  • If you don’t want to brown your nipples, apply Vaseline to cotton swap and stick onto your nipples while tanning.
  • Do not use the sun bed if any of the following circumstances is present:
  1. Pregnancy
  2. Cancer
  3. Chemotherapy
  4. Migraines
  5. Epilepsy
  6. After waxing
  7. While having deep skin dermabrasions
  8. Cold sores
  9. Beware of any medication like “Roaccutane “that might cause skin irritations.

Adrie Smal

Head of department: Cosmetology and Somatology