5101 McKinney Ranch - Ste. 100
Total Tan / Tanning in McKinney
No sign up & No membership required...
Total Tan in McKinney is locally owned and operated and located at 5101 McKinney Ranch
Ste, 100 McKinney, Texas in the Walmart Parking lot providing both tanning and sunless
tanning solutions for both men and women. At Total Tan there is never a membership or
registration fee. We offer affordable tanning in a relaxing atmosphere on well maintained
beds, stand up tanning booth, leg tanner or try our sunless "spray on tanning" at low prices.
We also carry a variety of name brand tanning lotions and clothing. Visit Total Tan today!
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Total Tan McKinney
Safety Indoor Tanning Tips By: Total Tan McKinney
Whether you tan indoors or outdoors, the process is the same. Ultraviolet
rays stimulate skin cells to produce melanin, the pigment that makes your
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.
By controlling the type and amount of UV light you receive in your bed, there
is no doubt that this is the best, smartest place to acquire a tan. However,
there are some precautions you should take to maximize your enjoyment of
your tanning bed.
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 at this site can
eliminate that risk.
Protect your lips. They do not produce melanin and will burn easily unless
you protect them with lip balms or sunscreen.
If you plan to tan in the nude, cover previously unexposed areas for the
majority of your tanning session for the first few sessions. Gradually
increase exposure to these areas, giving the skin time to build melanin
If you are taking any medications, please check with your doctor or
pharmacist. Some medications can cause reactions with UV light.
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 session.
Why Redder Isn't Better
Many people grow up thinking that if they do not experience a slight red or
pinkish tint after they tan that they did not "get anything." The truth is that the
red or pinkish tint you see is actually sunburn (or erythema) -- your skin's
worst enemy. The fact is that the sunburns we experience due to lack of
information when we are growing up are the very things that lead to skin
damage later in life.
Smart tanners know that the key to avoiding sunburn in moderation in terms
of UV exposure. The best way to ensure a "smart tan" is to take advantage
of the years of research that have gone into tanning equipment to provide
you with a controlled, predictable dosage of UV light. Also, use lotions to
moisturize your skin before and after tanning. If you do tan outdoors,
remember that the sun emits whatever types of UV rays it wants. Several
other environmental factors come into play with outdoor UV light, making
Do not rely on the color of your skin to tell you when to get out of the sun.
Overexposure isn't evident sometimes until hours after the sun has gone
down. It's better to use a sunscreen and to wear protective clothing than to
risk overexposure, which can lead to skin damage.