Tanning Information

Tanning Hut believes in and practices Smart Tanning .

Whether you tan indoors or outdoors,  the process is the same.......... 

Ultraviolet rays stimulate skin cells to produce melanin (the pigment that makes your skin tan.)

There are two types of ultraviolet light rays- UVA and UVB.

Different indoor tanning units use different combinations of these two tanning rays.  

Whatever the combination, your exposure times are regulated by the federal government
to minimize your risk of sunburn or overexposure.

Smart Tanning involves following the exposure schedule designed for your skin type and avoiding sunburn by tanning gradually.

The important thing is to avoid Sunburn.

Protect your eyes. 

Simply closing them or wearing outdoor sunglasses while you tan is not adequate protection against possible long- term eye injury. Wearing the FDA- compliant eye protection (available in the salon) can eliminate that risk.

Protect your lips 

They do not produce melanin and will burn easily unless you protect them with lip balm or sunscreen.


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

Tanning sensitive areas 

If you plan to tan in the nude, cover previously unexposed areas for the majority of your tanning sessions for the first few visits. Gradually increase exposure to these areas, giving the skin time to build melanin production.

Moisturize your skin

The heat and light from tanning sessions can dry your skin. Because moist skin tans best, we recommend you moisturize before and after each tanning session to get the most out of each visit. 

Smart tanning has lots of benefits. Tanning creates endorphines like exercise does…so it makes you feel good, the other thing is it makes you feel good because you look good. The main thing is just have fun and experience it, and if ever you have any questions please give us a call at The Hut 208-467-3495, or message us on Facebook & Instagram.


Q:  Do I have to wear the goggles?

A:  Yes! Your eyelids are not sufficient protection. Long term non-use of goggles and sunglasses outside can lead to loss of night vision, cataracts, and photo keratisis.

Q:  I just started tanning, how long will it take for me to see results?

A:  You should see some change after your first few sessions.  Start with a low tanning time recommended by our staff from your
skin analysis and gradually increase your tanning time by 1- 3 minutes each session as recommended by our staff.  
Start off at 3- 4 times a week and adjust according to your personal progress.

The best way to get your tan faster and to make it last longer is to use a tanning accelerator lotion and keep your skin moisturized.

Q:  How can I maintain my tan longer?

A:  Keep your skin hydrated.  Use a moisturizer daily.  It is best to use a moisturizer designed specifically for indoor tanning to replenish essential vitamins and nutrients. 

These moisturizers are made "By tanning people FOR tanning people."

Q:  Why does my tan fade?

A:  Your tan occurs on the outer layers of your skin, the epidermal layers. Those skin cells gradually die and are replaced with a new layer approximately every 28- 30 days.

Q:  Should I shower after a tanning session?

A:  The tanning process continues after your session for 12 to 48 hours. If you go home and bathe right away you will strip the moisture from your skin and remove the tanning accelerator that is working for you and your tan.  If you can, let that lotion and moisture keep working for YOU as long as possible for the BEST results.

Q:  Can I use my indoor tanning lotion outdoors?

A:  Indoor tanning lotion has No Sunscreen. Remember: you are in a tanning bed for a controlled period of time. 

Outside:  you are out there for many hours and are more likely to burn without extra SPF protection.