The Sun bed at BGHS is actually a vertical tanning unit, a VT 2000 160w. It is a fast tan system that you stand in and hold two loops above your head. This position allows that all over tan and no white spot on your bottom that lie down sun beds inevitably leave.
Please make sure you have showered before using the tanning unit as any body lotions or antiperspirants etc can affect the tanning process.
When you book your time in the tanning unit you will be given your tokens these represent three minutes each. You will also be given black out winkies these must be worn all the time the UV light is working. With the same reason of safety, no one else must go into the sun bed room with you when it is active, as stray light can be harmful to the eyes. As you step into the machine you will hear that there is music playing at the correct volume to accompany your minutes in the sun.
The following is a guide to skin types and recommended exposure as laid down by the manufacturers:-
SKIN TYPE 1………
Very fair/red hair.
Extremely light skin with lots of freckles.
Tendency to burn, never tans.
No tan is likely to be achieved. Recommended not to use.
SKIN TYPE 2…..
Light skin, sometimes with freckles. Blue, green or grey eyes.
Burns easily but tans moderately after repeated exposure.
SKIN TYPE 3…..
Dark blond to brown hair.
Fair to light brown skin no freckles. Grey or brown eyes.
Rarely burns and tans fairly easily.
SKIN TYPE 4….
Dark brown hair.
Light brown olive skin with no freckles.
Seldom burns and tans easily.
SKIN TYPE 1….DO NOT USE
SKIN TYPE 2….3 MINUTES
SKIN TYPE 3…6 MINUTES
SKIN TYPE 4….9 MINUTES
DO NOT REPEAT EXPOSURE WITHIN ANY 24 HOUR PERIOD.