Teens & Sunbeds
Teaching tanners and non-tanners of all ages how to avoid sunburn as a lifelong commitment is one of the professional tanning community’s primary objectives. We believe in:
- Education. Teenagers need to be taught to respect the sun. Teaching the difference between sunburn and tanning in moderation, both in a sunbed salon and outdoors, is critical. In the salon, a trained operator manages the process. Outdoors, sunburn prevention is every individual’s responsibility.
- Parental Involvement. Parents should ultimately decide whether or not their teenager should use a sunbed. Beyond consent, the parent should be involved in teaching the practice of intelligent sun care – respecting the value of regular UV exposure while teaching sunburn prevention.
- Enforcing the Standard. Parental consent for teenage tanning clients is the most effective and practical standard to re-enforce a balanced sun care message. Restrictions beyond this standard may lead to unintended consequences and backfire. Click here to download a PDF with more information.
Notice: Exposure to ultraviolet radiation may increase the risk of skin damage, skin cancer and can cause serious eye injury.