How To Use A Tanning Bed
Over recent years, tanning beds have become increasingly common as people have become more aware of the dangers of exposure to the sun and have sought out a controlled environment in which to achieve that fashionable tan that is so popular. If you intend to use a tanning bed, it is important that you find out more about the risks and possible ailments associated with tanning in tanning beds. Tanning in a tanning bed or a tanning salon is not significantly different from tanning on a beach; that is why it's imperative to know how to use a tanning bed properly.
Although using tanning beds is simple, knowing how to tan in a tanning bed properly and safely is another matter altogether. A tanning bed enables the user to enjoy the benefits of a natural looking tan by simulating the sunlight, while at the same time controlling exposure to the dangerous UVA and UVB rays. Using a tanning bed is, essentially, trying to replicate the traditional tanning process in a controlled environment. The sun tans you via UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays, and that is exactly how a tanning bed tans you. In tanning salons, anyone who wants a tan controls how long they want to be exposed to a tanning bed's UV rays, as well as which rays the skin itself is exposed to. On a beach, you don't, and can't, get this kind of personalized control.
Tanning beds are quite similar to sun tanning because the same UV radiation is creating the tan.
Using a tanning bed is a simple but iterative process. Anyone who uses a tanning bed to get a good tan must first get a base tan; a deep, below the surface tan. Developing a base tan can take about eight sessions, and is dependent on the pigmentation of your skin. The employees at the tanning salon should be sufficiently knowledgable if you need to know how to use a tanning bed or even just how long to stay in the tanning bed.
Obviously, anyone who has a fair complexion should limit their exposure to ultraviolet rays emitted by a tanning bed; the same type of rays emitted by the sun. After building a base tan, it is important to visit the tanning bed a little bit at a time to work your way towards the desired skin tone. The ultraviolet light used in tanning beds is marginally different than the sun's type of ultraviolet rays. Because the rays used in tanning beds are more concentrated, customers need to keep their visits short. This is the most important thing when considering how to use a tanning bed. It is definitely in your best interests to ask for advice, and to trust the professional who is supervising your experience.
Two of the most important considerations to take when using a tanning bed are to wear protective eyewear and to apply liberal amounts of tanning lotion or lotions. The human eye is extremely sensitive to ultraviolet light. Due to the concentration of the ultraviolet rays used by tanning beds, the eyes are immediately susceptible to harm. Sunglasses, once thought as sufficient protection from these rays, are not acceptable to be used as protection for your eyes. There are goggles specifically designed for tanning in tanning beds and they are the best overall solution as goggles of this type are created specifically to protect against UV rays.
Moisture and tyrosine are the two considerations in regard to what lotions to use. Moist skin will tan better and more evenly than dry skin. Although this is generally well known, most people don't moisturize enough. Moisturizing allows you to slow and/or retard the exfoliation process. If this is done effectively you will receive a good tan; therefore, finding a proper moisturizer is absolutely essential. Tyrosine is an amino acid that assists production of melanin. Melanin controls the skins pigmentation, so is also an element in selecting the proper lotion. Tyrosine allows your body to maintain melanin levels longer, which will assist in the retardation of the exfoliation process.
If you need to know more about how to use a tanning bed, it is best to consult a local specialist.