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Important Things to Know About Artificial Tanning

By Edited Jun 12, 2016 2 1

Sunquest Pro Tanning Bed

Sunquest Pro Tanning Bed(41912)
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UV Rays From A Tanning Bed

Tanning is popular and you can gain a little more attention. Also, it says much about your body, health and overall well-being. A tan skin always looks better, especially if you are normally pale. Paleness is often associtated with illness or lack of vitality of the body. You may not actually be ill or physically drained, but if you have a pale complexion, people might end up thinking that you’re unhealthy. If you have pale skin and want to look healthier, then you should try and get a tan. There are many ways of getting a tan these days. The most convenient method of tanning is by soaking up tanning bed UV rays. It is a great alternative to sun bathing, which is great because sunny weather isn’t always around in all places around the world. 

Although it is quite simple to use an artifficial method to color your skin, it is still important to know how to use it properly. A tanning bed generally replicates the process of tanning in a controlled setting. The great thing about it is that you can control the amount of time you want to be tanned and control the kind of rays that your skin needs.

It is important for any individual who wants to have a good tan to first achieve a base tan, which usually takes at least 8 sessions. The number of sessions depends on your skin’s pigmentation so it is best to consult first with your doctor or ask the specialezed salon operator about this. The operator can also help you determine how long you need to stay inside the bed.

People with fair skin should limit their exposure to the UV rays. After achieving a base tan, you need to do it gradually while working your way to your desired skin tone. Since UV rays used in these devices are more concentrated, tanners should not use the beds for long periods of time.

 So how does a tanning bed work? The UV rays are artificially simulated by fluorescent lamps, which in turn, give your body a golden tan. The UV blend in tanning beds is usually 97% UVA and 3% UVB. This is a safe blend that can help you get a great tan. Tanning beds are safe, as long as you follow the safety precautions required for their use. Make sure to keep it healthy. Avoid overdoing your tan as too much UV can damage the skin. When tanning, make sure to always wear goggles do as not to damage your eyes. Tanning bed lights are very intense.  These could really damage your eyes. 

After a good tanning session, always remember to moisturize. Your skin will be ultra sensitive after all that UV exposure. Always make sure to soothe it properly after tanning. Aloe Vera, in particular, works great with dry and sore skin. Also, drink lots of water before and after a tanning session. This will help your body replenish the body moisture you lose while tanning. This has to be one of the most important things to do before and after tanning, as this will prevent you from suffering from dehydration.



Sep 1, 2011 8:03am
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