Tanning bed tips for beginners
If you live in a region where the sun is always shining, it may be the best option to go outside and get a natural ta from the sun rather than spending your time inside in a tanning bed. However, most people will live in areas that do not receive much sun during the year and have to turn to alternative options as a result.
There are a few different options you can choose from when it comes to indoor tanning, but tanning beds give you the best overall coverage and natural looking tan out of all of the options. You can either go to a specialised tanning bed facility or look at tanning beds for sale to get one for yourself, so you can do your tanning in the comfort of your own home and whenever you want.
There are some risks associated with tanning, so you need to weight the pros against the cons if you are deciding on using a tanning bed on a regular basis. This article will help to inform those tanning bed beginners on the various protocols that are associated with the process.
Risks and benefits of tanning beds
The main risk of undergoing constant tanning bed sessions is an increased risk of skin cancer, somewhere in the region of a 75% increase. It can also contribute to premature aging, wrinkles, poor immune system and eye damage. This is not to say that there are not a lot of benefits to tanning beds. You can get a convenient tan; they are a great self-treatment option for eczema, psoriasis and a number of other conditions. Many people these days are deficient in vitamin D, something that is very important for the functioning of the human body. Tanning beds provide you with a great supply of the vitamin.
What do you have to wear in the tanning bed?
While some people go into the tanning bed without any piece of clothing at all on, many people would not be comfortable doing this. Some people might be overly conscious of their bodies, while others will not trust the cleanliness of the tanning bed after other people have also been using it. There is a wide variety in what type of clothing people wear in tanning beds, at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference. The best thing to do is wear something that you are comfortable in, but do be aware that there will be tan lines around whatever piece of clothing it is that you are choosing to wear.
Should you wear protective eyewear?
Over time, over exposure of your eyes to UV rays can cause damage to them. Down the line, you can develop cataracts and even blindness in certain cases. You should always wear protective eye wear when using a tanning bed, closing your eyes or placing a towel over your eyes is not enough. Most tanning bed salons will provide you with protective eye wear before tanning, but it is always worthwhile investing in your own pair.