Tans, the term for sun damage, can be tricky to define.
In the US, tanning salons are the largest tanning industry, and in Europe, the largest is a salon.
But the same can’t be said for tanning salon owners.
“If you are tanning a person, you’re in the same category as someone that has a sunburn,” says Michael McGlone, who owns the Tanshop in San Francisco.
McGlones has seen people tan in his business for years.
“The amount of damage that is done, and the number of times that people have to wear sunglasses to protect themselves, that’s just really bad,” he says.
“And it’s going to last for years.”
McGlonnes tanning tub is about a foot and a half long, and is lined with an array of tanning products, including a variety of products for the feet and neck.
The tub is stocked with a range of products, from the popular T-shirts to the less popular tanning oil.
There’s also a “self tanner” who sells self-tanning lotions, which are a combination of facial cleansers and oils.
The self-tanners are not certified as medical professionals, so they don’t need to get a license to offer their services.
And they do so in secret, so customers are not even told what products they can and can’t use.
“This is a business where we don’t even have to ask our customers if they’re going to use any products,” McGlons explains.
“I think that’s the beauty of this.”
There are also online businesses that offer “tanning pools” that are the same size as a standard tanning room.
“There are a lot of people who do tanning in the US,” Mcglones says.
It’s not a big business in the way a lot in the West is, but he’s been doing it for about three years.
The business isn’t as big as he would like, though.
He’s worried about the future of his business and the potential lawsuits.
“We’re going from here,” he admits.
He also has a few things to say about the people he deals with on a daily basis.
“A lot of them don’t have the knowledge to do their job properly, and that’s why they get hurt.”
Mcglons says he is very protective of his customers.
“You can never tell how a person will react if they have an accident, but the most important thing is to make sure that they get care,” he explains.
But what if you’re not comfortable with what you’re seeing?
There are no medical professionals on the premises to help with your tanning needs, so if you do get hurt, you can go to the nearest hospital or call the police.
And you don’t want to go to a spa if you have any sunburn at all, McGloner says.
Mcglone believes that people need to be careful with what they put in their tanning towels.
“It’s just not the way we were raised to be, to tan,” he adds.
But it’s also important to remember that you’re tanning your own skin.
“Just by being aware that you can do this safely, and doing it right, you will be able to help protect yourself from the sun for a longer period of time,” McGones says, before adding, “If that’s not the case, it’s a waste of money.”