The Bronzing Shop - Hitchin's No1 Tanning & Beauty Salon
Frequently Asked Questions:
If you cant find an answer to your question feel free talk to a member of our team on: 01462 338727
 
SUNBEDS:
 
 
Q)UV TANNING IS IT SAFE?
 
A) Used in the correct way UV tanning has more proven pros than cons.
 
Q)HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK CAN I USE A SUNBED?
 
A)Moderate tanning of 2-3 sessions a week is OK for everyone else but ensure you rest the skin for a minimum of 24 hours between each session and at least 48 hours for skin type 1.
 
Q)WILL USING A SUNBED CAUSE CANCER?
 
A)There are two types of skin cancer – non-melanoma which can usually be easily treated. The second is malignant melanoma, which if not treated early enough can prove fatal. Some evidence points to sunburn and over-exposure to UV being one of the possible risk factors in contracting skin cancer. It follows, therefore, that avoiding melanomas can be helped by controlling exposure to UV .Malignant melanoma is found to be most prevalent on parts of the body not normally exposed to sunlight, suggesting that it is those areas that have to deal with intermittent, excessive doses of UV that are most vulnerable – or that UV over-exposure is not the only cause. Controlled exposure to UV, either in sunlight or on a sunbed, is important to avoid over-exposure and sunburn. 
 
Q)WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING A SUNBED?

A) Sunbeds offer a controlled way to tan and can provide appropriate levels of UV to ensure sufficient levels of vitamin D are achieved and maintained.With a sunbed, a tanning programme can be developed to ensure skin type and the type of sunbed being used, are taken into consideration to ensure that over exposure, including the possibility of burning, is avoided. 
 
Q)IS IT TRUE THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SAFE TAN?
 
A) No. Tanned skin protects against sunburn, thought to be the main cause of melanoma. If you avoid getting sunburned, the benefits of moderate sun exposure will far out weigh any risks.      
 
Q) SUNBEDS ARE GOOD FOR VITAMIN D WHY?
 
A) Vitamin D is essential for good health.
Medical studies around the world have proven the benefits of Vitamin D in association with:
  • Cellular Health: including breast, colon and prostate cancers
  • Bone Health: including osteoporosis, hip fractures, osteomalacia and hip fractures
  • Organ Health: including high blood pressure, hypertension and heart disease
  • Mental Health: including SAD, PMS, depression and general mood
  • Auto-immune Diseases: including multiple sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Skin Disorders: including psoriasis
  • Obesity and exercise programmes
Sunlight is the most effective way for the body to manufacture Vitamin D. Yet in the UK, our bodies can only manufacture Vitamin D from exposure to the sun during the months of May to October. Outside of these months, the sun is simply not strong enough.

Unprotected UV exposure to 25% of 1 MED, 2-3 times a week is recommended by Dr Holick to ensure sufficient Vitamin D levels. Depending on skin type, this is the equivalent of about 5 minutes of unprotected UV exposure 2-3 times a week.

In natural sunlight the word 'unprotected' is very important, as SPF creams reduce the effectiveness of the body to produce Vitamin D from UV exposure by up to 97%.
 
SPRAY TANS:
 
Q) WHAT DO I DO?
 
A) Call and book 01462 338727
Do not wear deodorant, moisturiser or perfume.
Do not wax or shave 24 hours before your appointment
Do let the Beautician know if you have had botox or fillers
Do wear loose dark clothing and dark underwear.
You do not have to wear a top if you do not want to.
The spray is a hand held HVLP spray gun. We have 5 different colours!
No streaks, No orange!
We only use SiennaX official spray tan colours and products
 
i.FIT:
 
Q) HOW DOES IT WORK?
 
A) Our original vibration training machine is used by thousands of customers everyday and has become a familiar sight in top salons and fitness studios across the country.
 
Just 10 minutes on an i.Fit machine is the equivalent of spending an hour in the gym!
Vibration training is suitable for anyone and everyone – the benefits are the same whether you are super fit or a beginner.
 
Key benefits:
 
  • Burn fat
  • Lose weight
  • Increase flexibility
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Increase circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Tone and tighten skin
  • Reduce cellulite
  • Increase bone density
  • Reduce back and joint pain
  • Increase natural collagen levels
  • Build muscle tone
  • Increase balance and co-ordination
  • Increase sense of well being
 
BEAUTY:
 
Q)WHAT TREATMENTS DO YOU HAVE?
A)
Massage- Back, face, hands, full body.
Nails & Pedicures- Nail foils, Shellac, Acrylic, Gels, OPI.
Lashes- Trio cluster lashes and individual lashes, Lash perm and lash tints.
Spray tans- Sienna X
Botox- Qualified doctor
Facials- With steam or with face masks.
Brows- Similar to HD, Threading, Tint, Wax and shape.
Non surgical face lift- An electric micro current to stimulate your muscles helps to reduce lines, wrinkles and rejuvenate your skin.
Diamond microdermabrasion- Exfoliating the skin with real Diamond particles, helps to reduce scars, pigmentation, thread veins, acne scars etc.
Waxing- We can wax any part of the bod. (Male or female)
Threading- Brows, Face, Legs, Arms, Lips, Chin.
 
Please call 01462 338727 to book appointments.
 
TANNING ACCELERATORS:
 
Q) DO THEY WORK?
 
A) Yes they stimulate your skin producing more melanin which makes you tan better.
An accelerator wil enhance your tan by 61% as dry skin reflects the uv rays.
 
DIAMOND MICRODERMABRASION:
 
Q) WHAT IS IT?
 
 
A) Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliation that is performed with a diamond-encrusted applicator tip. The tip passes over the skins surface, and creates a gentle vacuum. The diamond tip gently exfoliates approximately 20-25 microns of dead skin cells of the outermost layer (stratum corneum). Once removed, it reveals one’s own fresher, younger looking skin beneath. One Microdermabrasion is equal to three 30% glycolic peels or one 70% peel.
 
 
 
 
You must be aged 18 or over to use a sunbed.
We always promote healthy & safe tanning in our salon.
We follow strict guidelines of The Sunbed Association.
 
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE CONTACT US PAGE OR CALL: 01462 338727
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