The Sun Studio Tanning Salon

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Salon Hours:
9am-8pm Mon-Thu
9am-7pm Fri
9am-6pm Sat
1pm-6pm Sun
(Closed on major holidays)
(785) 242-4485
119 S. Main, Ottawa – Directions

Tanning tips & skin types

Eye Protection:
Ultraviolet rays are harmful to your eyes. Eye goggles are available or may be purchased. Eye goggles MUST be worn.

Tanning Lotion:
Lotion improves your color by 3 times and will allow your tan to last longer as well as prevent collagen loss in the skin. By not using quality lotion your skin is drying and exfoliating faster which means you are losing your tan faster.

Medical experts have identified six skin types:

  1. Skin Type I
    Burns easily and never tans. These people most likely have bright white skin, blue or green eyes and freckles, which usually reveals an English, Irish or Scottish heritage. People with Type I skin should not tan indoors or outdoors. Their skin is unable to produce significant amounts of melanin to protect them from sunburns that can lead to skin damage.

  2. Skin Type II
    Can tan, but still susceptible to sunburn. Common traits include brown or blue eyes, red or blond hair and freckles. Heritage usually is English, Scottish or Scandinavian. Type II tanners should be cautious and take any precautions to avoid sunburn.

  3. Skin Type III
    Tans easily, but still susceptible to moderate sunburns. The most common skin type in America. These people often have brown eyes, dark hair and Central European heritage.

  4. Skin Type IV
    Tans easily and almost never burns. These people often have dark eyes, dark hair and Mediterranean, Asian or Hispanic heritage.

  5. Skin Type V
    Rarely burns and tans easily and cumulatively. These people have dark hair and eyes and are of Indian, American Indian, Hispanic or African descent.

  6. Skin Type VI
    Can tan despite their black skin. Never sunburns. They usually have dark hair and are Africans, African-Americans or aborigines.

We carry a variety of professional indoor tanning lotions suitable for all skin types. These products are formulated to help achieve a quicker, darker, and long lasting tan as well as ingredients to help improve the condition of the skin giving you a long healthy lasting tan.