Home tanning bed systems are much like the ones you would find in tanning salons. The difference is that it is much easier to cause bodily injury to yourself with a home tanning salon, as you are likely going to be alone and more likely to make mistakes in safety measures.
If you don’t have eye protection, never enter a tanning bed. Even other forms of protection you might supplement the experience with, such as cloth, will not filter UV rays as effectively. Without eye-wear, you will burn your retinas and in some cases you will get cataracts. Home tanning salons are less structured, and thus, you are more likely to be relaxed and simply go without eye-wear.
Ideally, you should only go tanning once in a blue moon. That is because the UV rays will cause damage to your skin that will lead to early aging and potentially give way to cancer. UVA rays have been in recent media as the cause of such bad effects. UVB tanning beds have come out as a result, but long term studies have not proved them to be any safer just yet.
Tanning beds that have built-in alarms are your best bet. It’s easy to fall asleep in a tanning bed when you own the bed, and it doesn’t shut off automatically after a certain time passes. Falling asleep under the lamp even one will cause irreversible damage to your skin that could result in aging of the skin and even cancer if you aren’t careful.
Be wary of any new medicines that you may be taking. Medicine can have a big impact on how your skin reacts to ultraviolet rays. In some cases, you skin may become more sensitive to the UV rays than usual. This is known as being hypersensitive to light, and it can mean that just a few minutes in direct exposure can result in skin damage. Most medications that cause this treat skin conditions such as acne.
After each session with your own tanning bed, put on lotion to moisturize your body. Lotion that contains Aloe Vera is best, since it helps heal any damaged skin as soon as it is applied. Moisturizer will hydrate your skin so that any dead skin is quickly shed, leaving your new layer of skin shiny and pleasant. When first trying out lotions, use a small amount to see if irritation occurs before applying it.
Shop around for your next tanning bed- pay special attention to the lamps that you are buying. Lamps are the “backbone” to the tanning bed, and if they aren’t of quality, you might as well throw your money away at the tanning salon! Consult Internet retailers for pricing information.