Read this before you tan!


Some Standing Rules before you tan:

  • Since UV light can be hazardous to your eyes (eyewear / goggles are available in the tanning cubicle or at reception).
  • Please consult a physician if you are pregnant, suffer from hypertension, are very sensitive to sunlight, have allergies, skin ailments or unexplained symptoms, this also applies if you're taking medication, especially those that will increase your sensitivity to the sun or light.
  • Always avoid over-exposure to UV light. This is true for tanning beds as well as the sun itself.
  • When using the tan can, do not use any sunscreen unless there is a part/s of the body that you do not want to tan. Your skin should be clean and free of cosmetics. It is however recommended to use one of our indoor tanning products which are specifically formulated to enhance your tan and nourish your skin.
  • If you are tanning for the first time, or have not been tanning regularly, please determine your skin type by referring to the displayed questionnaire as well as the relevant table with the approximate exposure times for your skin type.
  • Take at least a day off between sessions and do not tan in the natural sunlight on the same day that you use the tan can.
  • Remove all jewellery before tanning.
  • If you plan to tan in the nude, cover previously unexposed areas for the majority of your tanning session, for the first few visits. Gradually increase exposure to these areas, giving the skin time to produce melanin.
  • If you notice any signs of sunburn, delay your next session for at least 48 hours or until these signs have disappeared. When you tan again, shorten your sessions by a few minutes.
  • No children under the age of 18 are permitted to use the tan can.
  • If you do not tan in the sun, it is unlikely that you will tan from the use of this device.


Using the Tan Can:

  • Please always ensure you have made an online booking prior to tanning at
  • Please cancel your appointment well in advance if you are unable to make it.
  • If you are more than 5 minutes late your appointment will be forfeited.
  • Please use the disinfectant provided to clean the tan can after use.
  • Once the card reader has been activated with your Solarscape card there will be a 1 minute preparation period prior to the tan can switching on.
  • Actual tanning time is 10 minutes – however please reduce exposure time according to your skin type. At any time during the session you can push or hold the stop button for 3-4 seconds to switch the tan can off. No double sessions please !
  • The body cooling fan can be adjusted as desired.
  • After the 10 minute tanning session, the UV lights will switch off and the main fan will continue running for a 2 - 3 minute cool down period.