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Know your skin type and what is recommended in order to achieve the results you want.

What is 

your skin type?

Getting a great tan requires some preparation. You have to know which skin type you are, from which, you can decide what tanning bed and what amount of time is ideal for you.

Skin Types



Teaching tanners and non-tanners of all ages how to avoid sunburn as a lifelong commitment is one of our primary objectives.

People used to believe that sunburn was just an inevitable part of starting a tan. Some actually think you have to burn before you can tan. Today, we know how wrong that belief is, and we know that your skin can be temporarily or permanently damaged by burning.


Tanning – is a natural process – your body is designed to product melanin, which darkens the skin. A tan is a gradual increase in natural pigmentation and is your body’s natural way of building up protection against the injury of sunburn. Makes sense, right?


Sunburn – is a totally different process. Sunburn is an injury; the red color actually is increased blood flow, which is sent to the skin to help your body repair the damage done by overexposure to ultraviolet light.


By practicing Smart Tanning, you can develop your natural tan gradually while minimizing the chances of getting a sunburn.

Tannig Vs Burning
Quick Tips



By practicing Smart Tanning, you can develop your natural tan gradually while minimizing the chances of getting a sunburn.

Avoid Sunburn – The Golden Rule of Smart Tanning is the indispensable rule: Don’t ever sunburn. Work with us at Exclusive Tans to build your tan gradually.

Use Sunscreen Correctly – Use sunscreen outdoors correctly – even if you tan indoors. Apply a full-spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays before heading outside for the best results. You can develop a tan outdoors while wearing sunscreen


Protect Your Eyes – When outside, protect your eyes with sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays. Always wear proper indoor tanning protective eyewear when tanning at Exclusive Tans.

Be Serious About Your Medications – Some medicines (including antibiotics, acne medications, and birth control pills) can make your skin more susceptible to sunburn and splotches. Ask the Exclusive Tans staff what to do when you are taking a medication.

Practice Makes Perfect – Like Schools and Sports, avoiding sunburn is an everyday job. Make sunburn protection a habit.

Give Yourself Time to Tan – Important events like prom, spring break, vacation, and graduation take time to get ready for… so does tanning. Talk to the Exclusive Tans & Spa team to get on a schedule that works for your skin type and tanning goals.

Fast Facts


Tanning 101: How Your Skin Tans and Why It’s Natural Tanning is the human body’s natural and intended response to ultraviolet light exposure. Throughout human evolution a tan has served as the body’s natural acquired protection against sunburn and overexposure.

Indoor Tanning: Smarter Than Ever – As we become increasingly aware of the benefits associated with regular exposure to sunlight and of the importance of managing the risks that can be associated with sunburn and overexposure, more people are turning to indoor tanning facilities to help attain their tans in a controlled environment scientifically designed to minimize the risk of sunburn.
Tanning Myths

“Sun Scare”: How Commercialism Has Twisted Proper Sun Care – Scaring people out of the sun is a multibillion-dollar business. Smart Tan coined the term “sun scare” in 1996 to properly identify those who were distorting the truth about sunshine’s complex relationship with human health in order to scare you out of the sun.


Get Real! Myths and Misconceptions About UV and Tanning – The purveyors of sun-scare, in inexplicable blind zeal for their cause, have made some outlandish and unsupportable statements about sunshine, UV, Vitamin D and tanning. Think about this: Because sunshine is free, there is no powerful pro-sun PR lobby aggressively countering these misstatements.





Smart Tan salons are the best professionally trained indoor tanning facilities in North America.

What does it mean? It means our staff in knowledgable, trained, and certified in several areas of tanning including:

  • How to “Smart Tan,” creating a customized program for you and guiding you along the way

  • How your skin tans

  • Skin care

  • Sunburn prevention

  • Vitamin D and its benefits

  • Safety and how to properly clean the facility/equipment

  • Sunless Tanning and care

  • Customer Service

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& Products

Exclusive Tans & Spa is a premier salon offering lotions from the top 4 lotion companies. Australian Gold, Designer Skin, California Tan, and Swedish Beauty. Our smart tan certified team can help you select the most compatible with your skin type as well as with your tanning goals.

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