Sunbed Info

Want to feel good or going on holiday? Always tan sensibly, over 18’s only.

200w stand up sun bed

  • £1.50 for 2 minutes
  • £20 for a 40 minute course
  • £10 1 week max 10 min day
  • £15 2 weeks max 10 min day
  • £25 1 month max 10 min day

HAPPY HOUR

11:00am till 2:00pm 75p for 2 minutes!!

Creams also avalible to speed up the tanning process


Did you know………..?

  • 7% of the UKs adults population uses a sun bed = over 3 million
  • 70% of people want to be tanned
  • 95% of sun bed users do not exceed the European Standard
  • 88% of the Uk population has skin types that can tan successfully in a controlled environment
  • 38% of sun bed users do so for a pre-holiday tan.
  • 83% of sun bed users claim to be quiet or very knowledgeable of the possible risks from over-exposure to UV.

How the Skin Tans

Our natural skin colour is determined by skin pigment-melanin-and the presence and amount of melanin produced. This subsequently browns as it rises to the skins surface producing a tan. UV also causes the outer layer of the skin to thicken. This is the body’s way of building up protection to UV and to avoid burning.

Skin Types

There are six basic categories of skin type. See if you can identify your skin type using the table below.

Skin TypeDescriptionReaction to Tanning
1Very fair
Usually lots of freckles, red or sandy hair; blue or grey eyes
High burn risk; skin turns red and peels. Advised not to tan in sunlight
Do NOT use a sunbed
2Fair
Possibly with freckles; blond to brown hair; blue, green and grey eyes
High burn risk. Great care should be taken in tanning.
Tanning tends to be light
3Fair to light brown
No freckles; dark blond or brown hair, grey or green eyes
Medium risk of burning. Capable of building up a moderate tan
4Light brown
Dark brown hair and eyes
Burning is rare; tanning is rapid and deep
See additional note below
5Deep brown skin
Dark hair and eyes
Burning is seldom; tanning is rapid and deep. This type of skin has its own natural protection.
See additional note below
6Very dark skin
• Black hair and dark eyes
Never burns in natural sunlight.
See additional note below

NB: Skin Types 1, 2 and 3: These skin types need to exercise precaution on initial exposure. Initial exposure should also be moderate. This particularly applies if living in the UK as natural skin protection factor is depleted through lack of regular exposure to sunshine.

Can I Use a Sun bed?

Most people are able to use a sun bed but there are exceptions. If you answer YES to any of the questions below, you must NOT use a sun bed.

  • Are you under 18?
  • Do you always burn in natural sunlight?
  • Do you have a medical condition that becomes worse in sunlight?
  • Do you have an excessive amount of moles and or freckles?
  • Do you have a history of sunburn, particularly from childhood?
  • Do you have skin cancer or does any member of your immediate family have or had skin cancer?

Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D 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 cancer
  • Bone health including osteoporosis, hip fractures
  • Mental health including SADS, PMS, depression and general mood
  • Auto-immune disease including multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Skin disorders including psoriasis