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Coco Sunbeds: Skin Types & Sunbed Exposure Times

Skin Type & Sunbed Exposure Times

Our skin type is something we are always with and we cannot change it!

There are six basic categories of skin type. You can identify your skin type using the information detailed below.

SKIN TYPE I

Skin type I normally refers to people with very fair or sensitive skin and often with red or strawberry blonde hair and freckles and pale blue, pale grey or pale green eyes. Skin type I people hardly ever tan either in direct sunlight or UV light. A person with skin type I should NOT tan on a sunbed or outdoors.

SKIN TYPE II

People with skin type II tend to have blonde or light coloured hair, blue or brown eyes. Skin type II normally have fair skin who easily burn but can develop a tan.

SKIN TYPE III

Skin type III normally have brownish white skins who tan fairly easily but can sometimes burn if overexposed. People with skin type III can tan easily, but they must respect the fact that they can still burn, especially without a base tan.

SKIN TYPE IV

Skin type IV normally have light brown or olive skin with dark brown hair and eyes. Skin type IV normally tan easily and hardly ever burns, however people with skin type IV still need to be careful not to over expose. Even though people with skin type IV tan easily you should never have more than the full recommended sunbed session time.

SKIN TYPE V

Skin type V normally have naturally brown skin and brown eyes. Skin type IV normally tan easily and hardly ever burns, however yo ustill need to be careful not to over expose. Even though people with sking type IV tan easily you should never have more than the full recommended sunbed session time.

SKIN TYPE VI

Skin type VI normally have naturally brown\black skin and brown eyes. Skin type VI normally tan easily and hardly ever burns, however yo ustill need to be careful not to over expose. Even though people with sking type VI tan easily you should never have more than the full recommended sunbed session time.

SUNBED EXPOSURE GUIDELINES

SKIN TYPEDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Maximum
INoNoNoNoNoNoNo
II3 mins3 mins3 mins4 mins5 mins6 mins6 mins
III4 mins4 mins4 mins6 mins7 mins8 mins8 mins
IV4 mins4 mins4 mins6 mins7 mins8 mins8 mins
V5 mins5 mins5 mins8 mins9 mins10 mins10 mins
VI5 mins5 mins5 mins8 mins9 mins10 mins10 mins

We recommend starting Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 (the first 3 days) on your sunbed at half the maximum recommended exposure times for your particular skin type. Day 4 and Day 5 can be increased slightly until you reach the maximum exposure time for your skin type. The above exposure times must not be exceeded in any 24 hour period and you must not additionally sunbathe. Please Note: The above sunbed exposure guidelines are not applicable to the Collagen red light therapy sunbeds or the Psoriasis light therapy sunbeds.

0.3 The Best Way To Tan!

There is a regulation governing the maximum UV output of sunbeds. This is generally refered to as 0.3 and is approved by the EU and complies with all British and European consumer safety regulations.

A 0.3 tanning session delivers the same tanning effect as the mid-day Mediterranean summer sun but without the risk of burning.

The new regulations apply to both commercial and domestic sunbeds, which means there is now no advantage in using a salon sunbed over a home sunbed. The new latest technology 0.3 compliant sunbeds work more effectively and produce a wonderful, deeper and longer lasting tan. The tanning process is kinder to your skin and the risk of over-exposure or burning is effectively eliminated. You can rest assured that the sunbed you hire from Coco Sunbeds is the most technologicaly advanced sunbed currently available for hire and complies with the all the latest regulations.