• February 1, 2017

    Why tan indoors?

    Whether you get your tan indoors or outdoors, you skin produces a tan the same way – by absorbing ultraviolet light. When you tan outdoors there are a large number of factors that affect how much ultraviolet light you get – sky conditions (clear vs cloudy), latitude (how far north/south you are), altitude, time of day, season, the type and strength of sunscreen; the list goes .... More

  • January 30, 2017

    What about sunless tanning? Spray tanning?

    Spray tanning is becoming more popular because of the instant colour you get. In minutes you can get a deep brown tan that will last for approximately 5-7 days. It’s perfect for special events like weddings or proms, or when you just want to get rid of tan lines. If you are one who does not like the idea of tanning inside or outside but still .... More

  • January 17, 2017

    Why Get a Base Tan before Vacation

    Going on vacation? Prepare with us! Why is it important to build a base tan before vacation? Developing a base tan using an indoor tanning bed on a gradual schedule is a good way to create a progressive production of melanin in your skin.  Melanin is made in the inner layer of your skin, and is what give your skin a tanned look.  Melanin also acts .... More

  • January 16, 2017

    The Tanning Truth

    Be tan smart, with the help from Bella Tan Being “tan smart” means knowing how to protect yourself from the potentially harmful effects of overexposure both indoors and outdoors. No matter where you are soaking up rays, there is a lot you need to be aware of.The Bella Tan team cares enough to teach you about your skin and tanning, your options, and your after-tan care. .... More

  • January 14, 2017

    Vitamin D Society

    Vitamin D It’s ‘The Sunshine Vitamin’ For more than 750 million years living organisms on Earth have manufactured vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. No other vitamin is produced that way. That’s why Vitamin D is known as “The Sunshine Vitamin” and most sunbeds, just like sunlight, emit enough UVB light to trigger natural vitamin D production in your skin. While indoor tanning is a cosmetic .... More

  • January 10, 2017

    Why does my tan fade?

    Since a tan occurs in the epidermis, the skin’s outermost layer, it is eventually lost during the natural exfoliation process. Skin replaces its cells about every 30 days; when the cells in the top layer are exfoliated, allowing new ones to reach the surface, they take with them the darkened melanin created by the exposure to UV light. At this point you have tanned melanin both .... More

  • January 10, 2017

    How long will it take to get a tan?

    Everyone’s skin is different, and the tanning process occurs at different speeds depending on a person skin type. Those with darker complexions usually tan faster than those with fair skin. The range is about 10-20 consecutive sessions (ever other day, and no more than 4 times per week) will give you a base tan. How long it takes to get a tan also depends on whether .... More

  • January 10, 2017

    Why is lip balm important to use during my tanning session?

    The lips are the only exposed area on your body that cannot produce melanin and therefore cannot protect themselves from UV light, and can lead to dry and burnt lips, which is why you should always wear a lip balm with a minimum of an SPF 15 when tanning indoors or out.

  • January 10, 2017

    What’s causing the scent I smell after tanning?

    During your tanning process, melanin releases its own distinctive scent. The scent released is as natural as the tanning process itself, and can be removed with a body spray, using an indoor tanning lotion containing ingredients designed to remove the after tan scent, or simply take a shower a few hours after your tan.

  • January 10, 2017

    How long should I wait to shower after tanning?

    You should wait at least 3 hours to shower after tanning. After your tan, you want to maintain the moisture in it for as long as you can, as this helps to prolong the life of your tan. Keep in mind, you just came out of a tanning session which took some moisture out of your skin. By using a premium indoor tanning lotion you’re minimizing .... More


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