FAQ

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Please see below the most common questions we get from our customers.

 

Your Visit

What are BKKSUN tanning studio hours of operation?

We are open 7 days a week! Our hours of operation are 10am to 8pm, Monday through Friday, as well as 10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Do I need an appointment?

No appointments are necessary for our sunbeds and booths. However, for a Spray Tan we do require you make an appointment. Just give us a ring at 02 003 3333 and we’ll schedule a time to match your plans.

How do I get to BKKSUN tanning studio?

We are located just 60 meters from the Thong Lor BTS station Exit 2. Quite literally we are just a 3-minute walk from the Sky Train exit. If you are driving (parking is available right next to the BKKSUN tanning studio) or taking a taxi, please click here to see a map.

Do I need to bring anything?

Not really! Feel free to just wear your underwear during your tanning session, or nothing at all if you’re after that all over tan! If you don’t have an indoor tanning lotion yet, we can advise you on our complete range of skin care products.

We will provide you with fluffy towels, nice music and a very cool experience.

For your full body sunless spray tan visit, you can wear your underwear, swimwear, or use our disposable coverups. We have all the extras needed for a great spray tan experience.

Membership Plans

How can I get the most "bang for my baht" at BKKSUN?

Some customers just drop into town for the weekend, and want a single sunbed or spray tan session to doll up for an evening out. But by purchasing one of our tanning packages, come in whenever you’re free and you can get up to 70% discount off our single tan price. Plus you can get up to 30% discount off all our tanning lotions and more!

How many tans per month are included in the VIP Member Plan?

Unlimited! With our VIP Member Plan you not only enjoy unlimited use of our sunbeds and booths, a savings of over 70% off our single tan price, but you also receive 30% off all our tanning lotions and skin care products and more!

Spray Tan

I hear so much about BKKSUN Spray Tan, what’s so special?

It’s your instant tan! If you prefer getting that perfect color without hitting the beach or visiting a sunbed, then this is the thing for you. It’s also called sunless tanning. Our certified and skilled Stylists use an all natural moisturizing spray tan solution that interacts with your skin to give you that beautiful dark, sexy glow in just 20 minutes.

How does BKKSUN Spray Tan work?

The main ingredient in all of our spray tan solutions is an organic sugar derived from plants, like sugar beets and sugar cane, and has been used for decades in skin care products. It is commonly known as DHA, which helps your skin develop that beautiful dark tan.

Also, our natural spray tan solutions have a caramel bronzer, which provides an immediate tan. This bronzer will wash off under the shower, but the main ingredient DHA will continue to interact with your skin, developing your beautiful tan.

How many days will my spray tan last?

Your tan will usually last for about a week, however with our skin nourishing California Tan® Tan Extender with Bronzers, you can keep that beautiful sun-kissed glow for up to 50% longer.

How do I get ready for my spray tan?

Before your spray tan visit, we recommend to keep the following tips in mind for the best spray tanning experience:

• Do not shave 24 hours prior to visit.
• Shower and exfoliate. Use a body scrub, not a bar of soap.
• Spend a little extra time exfoliating areas with thick skin, such as knees, elbows and ankles.
• If skin is dry, use light moisturising lotion at least 2 hours before your spray tan.
• Apply barrier cream to your cuticles, nail beds and the palm of your hands to ward off excess color buildup in those areas.
• Remove makeup.
• Avoid wearing perfume or deodorant as these can lead to blotching and flaking.

What should I wear for my spray tan visit?

As much or as little as you’re comfortable with. Be comfortable. It just depends on whether you want tan lines or not. Full body sprays can be done in shorts and a top, in a bathing suit, and disposable underwear that we can provide on request.

Can I hop in the shower or do a workout after my spray tan?

Not yet. Wait about 2 hours before showering, jumping in the swimming pool, or squeezing in that workout. For the best results, wait around 3-4 hours.

When you shower, you could see the bronzer in the spray tan solution washing off but no worries, the bronzer is a cosmetic enhancement and your tan has already begun its natural development. Dry your skin delicately after showering, and always use our California Tan® Tan Extender with Bronzers after every shower to extend the life of your tan.

Why is keeping skin moisturized essential to maintain great sunless results?

Dry, flaky skin will fade sooner than well-nourished and moisturized skin. We have a wide range of tan extenders and moisturizers that do exactly this – provide great nourishing care for your skin while maintaining your beautiful, natural looking tan.

Will the solution come off on my clothes?

Tight clothes may cause your sunless tan to transfer to your clothes. The bronzer solution is water-soluble and washes out, but best to wear dark, loose-fitting clothes and flip flops.

Can I spray tan in addition to tanning in a sunbed?

Absolutely! If you really want to get a beautiful tan quickly, you can combine a spray tan with a sunbed session for a “Sunshine Cocktail”. Please ask our Stylist for our Sunshine Cocktail Special.

Why do I need to wear sunscreen even if I have a sunless tan?

Our all-natural spray tan solutions do not contain SPF. We advise to always use an SPF lotion before going out in the sun.

Sunbed and Sun Booth Tanning

Why does tanning make me feel so good?

Tanning releases endorphins, lowers your blood pressure and helps the body make vitamin D. Scientific studies have shown that tanning may cut the risk of both heart attacks and strokes, can help you feel more balanced, less nervous and more strengthened. And of course, looking good also makes you feel good!

How does tanning work?

Tanning is your body’s natural defense against sunburns. It’s what your body is designed to do! But you need to keep a number of things in mind in order to develop a beautiful natural tan – and follow the rules of what is know as “Smart Tanning”

The golden rule of smart tanning is: Don’t Ever Burn!

Talk to our expert Stylists about how to tan using our indoor tanning equipment. During your first visit, our certified Stylists assess your skin type, and provide you with a personalized recommendation. In addition, we recommend the tanning tips below, in order to prepare your skin before, during and after each tanning session.

You won’t get a beautiful tan from just one visit; the pigmentation of your skin needs time to develop. So take into account regular short visits to gradually develop a beautiful healthy glow.

Can you give me some tanning tips?

Before your tanning session:

• Moisturize regularly, as hydrated skin will hold a better tan.
• Shower and exfoliate.
• Remove makeup.
• Avoid wearing deodorant or perfume.
• Remove watches and jewelry to avoid unsightly tan lines!
• If you take medication, please speak with your doctor before you tan.

During your tanning session:

• Use lip balm – lips can burn easily!
• Apply indoor tanning lotion immediately before your session. Never use outdoor tanning lotion or oils.
• You must use protective eyewear. Bring your own, or get them at our salon.
• If you choose to tan in the nude, be careful about areas not accustomed to sunlight. Cover sensitive areas with a towel.
• Stop tanning if your skin starts to sting, which can indicate overexposure.

After your tanning session, for the most beautiful results:

• Apply California Tan® Tan Extender with Bronzers, to keep your tan looking rich and golden up to 50% longer.

How often can I tan?

Don’t let too much time go by between visits, or your tan will begin to fade. We suggest that you wait 36-48 hours in between each session to allow your tan to fully develop.

How long should I tan when I first start?

This depends on your skin type, and our Stylist will give your personalized advice. If it’s your first time, you will probably have a short session. An average tanning session is around 6 minutes.

What should I wear when I tan?

Our rooms are completely private and our Stylists will not interrupt your session. Many of our customers choose to tan either in underwear, swimwear, or less, if you prefer no tan lines.

Why should I use lotion?

Our skin care products are designed to topically provide vitamins and nourishing ingredients that may be depleted during tanning, and many of our products also contain cosmetic bronzers to help develop your tan faster. Not only will you get a darker tan, you will tan more quickly and it will last longer. Please ask our Stylists for advice on the full range of skin care products we have on offer.

Why Is Indoor Tanning "Smart Tanning?"

Indoor tanning is an intelligent way to minimize the risk of sunburn while maximizing the enjoyment and benefit of having a tan. We call this SMART TANNING because tanners are taught by trained tanning facility personnel how their skin type reacts to sunlight and how to avoid sunburn outdoors, as well as in a salon.

How do I protect a tattoo?

Tattoos will continue to lose their brilliancy with exposure to light, whether it comes from indoors or from outdoors. Using a good SPF product will help protect and preserve the brilliancy of your tattoo.

Skin Care Products

Which tanning lotion is best for indoor tanning?

All of our imported tanning lotions are specifically designed for indoor tanning. They keep your skin moisturized during your tanning session, accelerate color and importantly, they extend the life of your tan.

Apply indoor tanning lotions just before you tan session. A good lotion is your skin’s best friend!

Can I use an outdoor tanning lotion while tanning indoors?

No. By design, the make up of indoor tanning lotions are specifically designed to work with indoor tanning equipment. A BKKSUN Stylist will be happy to assist you in selecting the right products.

What are natural / immediate bronzers?

Please ask our Stylists for advice on our wide range of natural bronzers, that contain natural extracts like walnut oil, walnut shell extract, caramel, henna, carrot oil, banana or black tea extract. These are considered immediate bronzers because they add additional color to the skin, much like a cosmetic make-up.

What is an intensifier/accelerator?

These are types of indoor tanning lotion that helps you achieve a deeper tan, and is used with our sunbeds and booths. These tanning lotions do not contain any bronzer, but help you achieve a beautiful tan during your tanning sessions.

What is a tan extender?

Use California Tan® Tan Extender with Bronzers to maintain your beautiful tan after your tanning session. This lotion provides daily moisture maintenance and prolongs your tanning results by up to 50%.

Can you give me some skin care tips?

The tips here below form a good daily skin care regimen, and can keep your skin healthy and glowing longer.

Exfoliate
• Try to exfoliate weekly, but don’t overdo it, as this can scrub away layers of your tan and shorten its lifespan.
• If skin is still rough around your elbows, knees and heels, exfoliate only these areas more often.

Moisturize
Tanning can dry your skin, and color absorbs and develops better in hydrated skin.
It is extremely important to moisturize regularly, and replenish moisture particularly before and after sessions.

Pay special attention to your face
The skin on the face is the most sensitive and most delicate. Keep your face looking beautiful by doing the following:

Wash your face daily – morning and night.
Be sure to wash off makeup before each tanning visit.
Use a facial lotion every day.

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