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Sunlight is the body's only natural source of vitamin D3. This vitamin, which is critical for proper bone development

"Smart tanning" means respecting both the risks and the benefits involved with sun exposure and making intelligent decisions based on that information. Revere Tanning Salon wants to help you understand that balance.

We believe that moderate tanning - for those who can develop a tan - is the smartest way to maximize the potential benefits of sun exposure while minimizing the risks associated with too much sunlight. Appropriate levels of sunlight are different for every different person, but the Golden Rule of Smart Tanning is the same for everyone: Don't ever sunburn.

Sunlight is the body's only natural source of vitamin D3. This vitamin is critical for proper bone development and is rare in our diet. How much sun you need to produce adequate vitamin D is unclear, but depends on your location, the season, your skin type and your age. In very sunny climates, daily incidental exposure may be all you need.

As a Smart Tan Member salon, we take pride in properly evaluating your skin type and tanning you in a responsible way. By controlling the type and amount of UV light you receive in our salon, there's no doubt that this is the best, smartest place to acquire a tan. But there are some precautions you should take to maximize your enjoyment of your tanning visits:

*Protect your eyes.
You must wear FDA-compliant eye protection each and every time you tan.

*Protect your lips.
They do not produce melanin and will burn easily unless you protect them with lip balms with sunscreen in it.

*Moisturize your skin.
The heat and light from tanning sessions can dry your skin.

*If you are taking medications, please let your salon attendant know. Some medications can cause reactions with UV light, so it is important that you tell us.

Because moist, healthy skin tans best, we strongly recommend the use of indoor tanning lotion to maximize your tanning potential. Today's indoor tanning lotions are bioengineered to maximize the results of your tanning visit while increasing the quality of your tan. Indoor tanning lotions are designed to supply your skin with the essential nutrients necessary for a tan. These special ingredients also moisturize your skin to keep it looking young and healthy. Using indoor tanning lotion will help you get better tanning results in fewer sessions.

Finally, please let us help you tan the smart way. We will not tan you for the maximum time in one of our beds if you are not already tanned. We determine a starting time that is appropriate for your skin type and gradually increase the time so you can achieve the best tan in the smartest way.

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