Eye Protection
Ultraviolet tanning rays (UVA and UVB) are harmful to your eyes. Eyelids are too thin to provide adequate protection against injury. Eye goggles are furnished and must be worn. You may also purchase your own goggles.

Allow a minimum of 24 hours between tanning sessions. Tanning professionals recommend waiting 48 to 72 hours, the span of time necessary for your skin to recover from UV exposure, and to create melanin and a tan. The Texas Department of Health does not allow licensed tanning salons to allow customers to tan more than once in 24 hours.

Moisturizing is key to a long-lasting tan. Dry skin tends to reflect UV-light, thus decreasing your tanning potential. Remember: Healthy and moist skin tans faster and darker.

Lip Protection
Lips cannot produce melanin, and are not capable of tanning. Protect your lips with a lip balm that contains sunblock.

UV-light may cause color to fade. Cover tattoos with an SPF sunscreen, sunblock or even lip balm.

Rash or Itching
Some people may get a slight reaction or an itching sensation. Unless you are on medication that is photosensitive or you are sensitive to sunlight, this is usually a minor heat rash which will go away. Wait a day of two before you tan again. Certain cosmetics, foods and medications can cause sensitivity to sunlight. If your concerned, check with your doctor or pharmacist.

Outside Oil and Lotions
Outdoor products are intended to be used outdoors. They can damage the tanning bed acrylics and cause a film, actually inhibits your body from tanning. Tanning oils are not permitted for use on HOT Tropical Tans' beds.

Tanning Accelerators/Maximizers
Your body makes use of many ingredients in addition to UV-light to produce a tan. Indoor tanning accelerators are designed to provide you with a balanced amount of these essential ingredients to achieve a better tan. Many advanced products also contain skin care components that help reverse the damaging effects of UV light and improve the condition of your skin.

Added Comfort
For added comfort and circulation, change positions slightly by moving around a bit while lying down. Areas with impaired circulation will cause little or no tanning to occur.

What to Wear
You may wear your swimsuit, undergarments, or nothing at all while tanning. If you choose to wear nothing, use extra caution on areas that have never been exposed to sunlight. For the first few visits, cover these areas for half the duration of the session, to gradually ease into a tan.