Tanning Booth Safety

There's a lot of hubbub around the risks involved in using a tanning booth to obtain or maintain your gorgeous tan all year long. However, many of these risks can be avoided easily if you know what to look out for.

First and foremost, make sure that the tanning booths provided by your salon are clean, disinfected after each and every use, and maintained carefully. Bad UV bulbs should be replaced and technicians should monitor the time each customer spends inside. The beds should also be from this century. Newer beds have bulbs that prevent UVB light from burning your skin and can help you be a safer tanner. Find a quality salon to get a quality experience without unnecessary side effects.

Once you're sure your tanning booth is in ship-shape, remember to always, ALWAYS wear protective eye gear. UV light has been linked to several problems related to eyes such as cataracts and damage to the retina. Make sure your goggles fit precisely and ask for another pair if they don't. If your salon doesn't require protective eye gear, you may want to consider another salon. Also keep an eye out for salons that claim that their booths are 'non-glare' and therefore, do not require goggles. This is usually a warning sign that they aren't trustworthy.

Although too much exposure to UV light can cause burning, which increases the likelihood of getting skin cancer, using a tanning booth to get your tan will allow you to closely monitor the amount of exposure you get. If used sparingly and correctly, tanning booths can have benefits like increasing production of Vitamin D in your body and urging your skin to produce more melanin, a natural sunscreen. Remember that people with fair skin should build their tans extremely gradually in order to prevent adverse effects with their more susceptible skin.

Fake Tanning

Whether you are a man or a woman, fake tanning your private parts may be something you are interested in doing. Fake tanning sensitive areas in tanning beds is usually not recommended because of the concentrated UV light that the skin will be exposed to.
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Tanning Beds

Thanks to the advent of tanning beds, or sun beds, you can build a beautiful tan in short bursts that fit nicely into your busy schedule. Tanning has now become a part of our lives and beds are one of the quickest and easiest ways to get a natural and sunless tan.
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Tanning Bed

So you've been staring into the cloudy, dry winter sky and asking the heavens when the sun will shine. Maybe you're staring at your pale legs and dreading warmer weather.
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Indoor Tanning

Thanks to studies which have proven that too much sunshine can irreparably damage skin cells, gone are the days of "soaking up rays" by the pool with your friends. And if they're not gone for you yet, unless you want to end up looking like a splotchy, wrinkled apple in your 30s, you won't hesitate to get them gone ASAP.
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› Things to Think About

Okay, although indoor tanning is way safer than baking out in the sun, nobody wants to look like they've been applying their tan from a bottle. Nobody wants their fake tan to be easily distinguishable from a natural glow.