How to Use an Indoor Tanning Bed Safely?

tanning-bedHi girls, I know that  we love tanning but we have to know how use an Indoor Tanning Bed Safely.
Tanning beds make use of bulbs that produce artificial light, resulting to a tanned look. Although these tanning beds are helpful for those who would like to get a darker tone, they are also controversial lately because there have been reports stating that they contain a carcinogen, an agent causing cancer. A tanning bed can also cause injuries if you use it incorrectly.

To ensure that you will get a safe tan from it, here are some tips that you should keep in mind:

  1. Protect your eyes during the tanning process – Put goggles over your eyes once you start using the tanning bed. Note that according to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration, it is mandatory to wear eye protection when tanning to guarantee safety. If you are doing it in a salon, then expect that they will offer you several forms of eye protection for sale or for free. They also come in various designs, so you have a choice. Be wary of salons claiming that their tanning beds are innovative enough that you no longer need eye protection. You should also avoid substituting the recommended form of eye protection when tanning with cotton balls, sunglasses or by just closing your eyes.
  1. Familiarize yourself about the different indoor tanning lotion and tanning beds offered by your chosen salon – you can check out atbeauty.net  to find a good reviews about lotions – . Most salons offer different beds and packages, and you should consider asking about each one if you want to make sure that you are getting the safest and the best one. One of the options that you have is the low pressure tanning bed, which emits UV rays from a spectrum similar to the ones coming from natural sunlight. It has lamps that produce quick color instant gratification. However, it has the highest risk of sunburn, so if you are prone to getting sunburns, then this is not the right choice for you.Another choice is the high pressure tanning bed, which emits UVA rays in higher proportion than UVB rays. Note that the latter causes sunburns. The high pressure tanning bed offers a longer-lasting and deeper tan, but you have to keep up with it since it is a bit slow to build. It is also more expensive, but is much safer when compared to the other types.

    The low pressure and the high pressure tanning beds are just two of your many options, so it is best to conduct your research and ask questions, to ensure that you will be using one which is safe and suitable for your skin.

  1. Know your skin type – You have to be aware of your own skin type since it helps you determine the length of time you should be staying in the indoor tanning bed. If your skin type is either I or II, then tanning for a long time should be avoided. It is also crucial to wear protective sunscreen. You can also regulate your tan by visiting a salon when using a tanning bed, instead of doing it on your own.
  1. Set the timer correctly – Make sure that you will be using a tanning bed with the best automated timer system. Note that you can find several innovative commercial tanning beds in the market with guaranteed and accurate timer systems. This is to ensure that you won’t be staying too long in the tanning bed.

You should also keep in mind that generally, tanning beds that use higher maximum exposure time also have lower power. This means that if saving time when tanning is your goal, then choosing a tanning bed with lower maximum exposure time and higher power is the best solution. You can also make use of a good indoor tanning lotion, but make sure that it is safe and suitable for your skin type.

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