If you are determined to have a tan, the following tanning bed tips are aimed at helping you to keep as safe as possible if you are determined to use a tanning bad.
The most important part about keeping safe, is to make sure you don't overdo anything and burn your skin.
Don't overdo it.
The most important tanning bed tip is not to get your skin burnt. It wastes all your efforts to get that wonderful all over tanned look too as you will end up with peeling skin and ugly patches of mottled colored skin.
So pay attention to your skin type's recommended exposure time and take it slowly so your skin can get a tan without getting burnt.
Align your usage of the tanning bed very specifically with your skin type. We are all not born equal where skin pigmentation is concerned and this is what dictates how much exposure you can safely subject your skin to.
Most tanning bed salons will have a schedule or chart to explain how best to identify the correct tanning schedule for your skin type. Even if you have a tanning bed at home, the tanning bed suppliers are required to distribute a chart together with the machine.
Most users of tanning beds feel that turning their light skin darker makes them look healthier and sexier. In actuality, a suntan means the skin has been damaged. Melanin is a pigment in the skin that turns the skin darker and it is produced when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet radiation, to protect it from burning.
Skin color is determined by the number, distribution and type of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Dermatologists refer to the degrees of pigmentation in skin as "skin types." These skin types range from very little pigment Type 1, to very darkly pigmented Type 6.
How easily you burn depends on your skin type and how light or dark your skin is.
This is one of the most important tanning bed tips anyone can provide and the tanning salon should always insist on you wearing eye goggles.
You should make doubly sure the tanning bed supplies include eye goggles that are sterilized to prevent the spread of eye infections and diseases.
As the UV rays in the tanning bed can do major damage to your retinas, you could play it safe and smart by buying your own pair of special eye goggles for your tanning sessions. Fitted specifically for your own eye shape, they also won't be a risk where infection is concerned.
If visiting a tanning bed salon, try to select one with:
Also, confirm that the beds have been properly sterilized before using.
Tanning beds have been linked to genital warts and staph infections, so this is a must.
It also never hurts to ask the employees at the tanning salon for any advice or information about tanning bed processes, etiquette or tanning bed tips. They are there to assist you and more than happy to help you out.
You need a tanning bed product specially formulated to keep your skin from becoming dehydrated during your tanning session.
Choose one made specifically for indoor tanning bed use.