|Skin Type||Sunburn Danger||Tanning||Protection|
|Reddish Hair Light Coloured Eyes Very Light Complexion often with freckles||Extremely sensitive immediate sunburn 2% of central Europeans||Tans very slowly if at all||Natural Protection 5 - 10 minutes|
|Blond to Brown Hair Blue, Green or Grey Eyes Light Complexion often with freckles||Sensitive Almost always Sunburn 12% of central Europeans||Light Tan||Natural Protection 10 - 20 minutes|
|Dark Blonde or Chestnut Hair Grey or Brown Eyes Medium Complexion Very few or No freckles||Normal Sensitivity, Sometimes Sunburn 78% of central Europeans||Good Tan, provided the skin is exposed to the sun step by step||Natural Protection 20 - 30 minutes|
|Dark Brown or Black Hair Dark coloured Eyes Brown or Olive Complexion No Freckles||Very resistant, seldom sunburn 8% of central Europeans||Always Brown||Natural Protection approx. 45 minutes|
Always remove make-up and cosmetics before tanning.
Always remove jewellery to create that all over tan.
If taking medicines always check whether they influence the light sensitivity of your skin. If in doubt, ask your doctor.
Do not use sun-protection creams.
Make sure the equipment is cleaned before tanning.
Determine your skin type as this is the basis for your maximum exposure time.
Set the exposure time on the sunbed for your skin type. Always observe the recommendations of the manufacturer and salon operator to avoid sunburn and get that perfect tan gradually.
Always wear protectve goggles or comparable eye protection when suntanning.
Do not tan on a sunbed and in the natural sun on the same day.
Are you aged under 18?
Do you always burn in natural sunlight?
Do you have a medical condition that becomes worse in sunlight?
Do you have an excessive amount of moles and/or freckles?
Do you have a history of sunburn, particularly from childhood?
Do you have skin cancer or does any member of your immediate family have/had skin cancer?
If you are pregnant, or suspect you are. If having hired a sunbed you establish you may be pregnant stop using the sunbed and consult your GP immediately.
Also, if you are on any medication or drugs, check with your GP or pharmacist before using a sunbed as certain drugs make the skin more sensitive to UV light.