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UV and You


As a tanning professional, it’s vital that you understand how the skin responds to UV and are familiar with common situations and skin conditions. While the tanning process is the same for each person, each will respond differently to UV exposure, depending on individual tanning factors, as well as the length and intensity of exposure.

When the skin is exposed to UV, the body has both a chemical and physical response. By understanding these effects and being aware of special circumstances, you’ll be able to better educate and serve your guests as they make their personal tanning choices.

After completing this Sun is Life module, you will be able to:

  • • Explain the tanning process.
  • • Discuss erythema (sunburn), one of the most obvious signs of UV overexposure.
  • • Cite common skin conditions that may result from UV exposure.
  • • Apply the Guest Experience Principle: Observe Guest Behavior.