What type of tanning is the safest?

What type of tanning is the safest?

Topical sunless tanning products are generally considered safe alternatives to sunbathing, as long as they’re used as directed.

Are UVB tanning beds safer?

Usually, the effects of UVB rays are delayed, or appear a few hours after sun exposure. Most tanning beds use a combination of UVA and UVB rays. Special UVB-only tanning beds may be touted as safe, but they still cause skin damage. No tanning beds are safe to use or recommended.

Which tanning bed gives the best results?

Use Both UVB and UVA Tanning Beds for the Best Results The same goes for tanning. Using a smart combination of UVA and UVB tanning beds after completing your base tan will give you the tanning results you’ve been looking for.

Why are tanning beds bad for you?

Tanning beds expose you to ultraviolet, or UV, rays that can alter cellular DNA and skin proteins. These dangerous rays can increase your risk of skin cancers like melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. As a result, your skin can become weathered and leathery later in life.

Should you shower right after tanning?

You should wait at least 3 hours to shower after tanning. After your tan, you want to maintain the moisture in it for as long as you can, as this helps to prolong the life of your tan. Keep in mind, you just came out of a tanning session which took some moisture out of your skin.

Does tanning help lose weight?

6. Helps You Lose Weight. Although it may sound a bit far-fetched, one of the crazy benefits of indoor tanning is that it can actually help you with your weight loss efforts. What happens is that the UV rays have the ability to boost your metabolism by triggering your thyroid gland to go into an overdrive mode.

Why do I smell weird after tanning?

What causes that smell? This smell is not actually “burnt skin”, but can be referred to as “after tan odor” or ATO. This smell is caused by helpful bacteria on the surface of the skin. When your skin gets hot from a tanning bed, the smell is emitted.

How often is safe to tan in a bed?

Depending on your skin color, in general the average person can develop a base tan in 3-5 sessions which then can be maintained with regular sunbed use. Two sessions a week should be enough to further deepen your tan in a safe and gentle manner.

How do you tan in a tanning bed for beginners?

Prep Your Skin Before you go tanning, shower thoroughly and exfoliate, too. Carefully shave as well if necessary. You want to be sure that there’s nothing but tanning lotion between your skin and those tanning bed light bulbs. Remove any makeup or other lotions and fragrances you’re wearing and you’re ready to roll.

What is a tan towel?

TanTowel® towelettes are infused with a clear self-tanning formula which works with the proteins and amino acids in your skin to produce a healthy and natural sunless tan in just a few hours. The large size (full body) gives you a quick and even application from head to toe with no streaks, mess or fuss.

Do tanning beds have UVB rays?

UVA rays, which penetrate deep into the skin, are responsible for tanning. UVB rays damage superficial skin cell layers, causing sunburn. Tanning beds use fluorescent bulbs that emit mostly UVA, with smaller doses of UVB.

What is worse UVA or UVB?

UVA rays, while slightly less intense than UVB, penetrate your skin more deeply. Exposure causes genetic damage to cells on the innermost part of your top layer of skin, where most skin cancers occur. The skin tries to prevent further damage by darkening, resulting in a tan.

How many minutes in the sun is equivalent to a tanning bed?

20 minutes

What should you not do after tanning?

After a tanning session, you need to keep the oils in the skin intact. For this reason, you could avoid taking a shower right after the session. A shower before 4 hours from the tanning session can be really detrimental for your skin. Even if you do, restrict it only to a hot water bath.

Should you tan your face in a tanning bed?

Do face tanners work in tanning beds? It is recommended that you use a face tanner in a tanning bed. The facial tanner will provide more UVA rays to your skin and give a deeper, longer-lasting tan.

Do you put tanning lotion on your face in a tanning bed?

The simple answer to this question is no, you can’t and you should not use regular tanning lotions for your tanning bed sessions. Here is why: Regular tanning lotions are made of ingredients that can cause damage to the tanning beds.

What should I look for when buying a used tanning bed?

What to look for When Buying a Used Tanning Bed

  • 1). Number of Hours on the Tanning Bed. If the tanning bed has a digital timer, most of them have an “Hour counter”.
  • 3). Tanning Bed Acrylics Condition and Care.
  • 4). Overall Condition of the Tanning Bed.
  • 5). Check if they have Proper Electrical Requirements.

How much does your electric bill go up with a tanning bed?

It depends on the tanning bed, but a typical 24 lamp SunMaster uses less electricity than a hand held hair dryer. Even 220v tanning beds use very little more than this. This figures to about 5 to 10 cents per tanning session, depending on electricity costs in your state.

Can you plug a tanning bed into a regular outlet?

The power sources most likely needed to power your home tanning bed will be one of the three NEMA 5-15R, NEMA 5-20R, or NEMA 6-20R receptacles. 15 Amp Circuit Breaker Required for a bed with 16 lamps or less. It is also a great residential use power strip with rotating outlets, keeping your cords organized.

Is a 110 tanning bed as good as a 220?

A 110 volt bed can be moved easily around the home without the help of an electrician. You can’t easily move around a 220 volt system. On top of that, most 220 volt beds need “buck booster” to control the voltage. While 24 lamps light up, this tanning bed is only slightly more powerful than a typical 16 lamp system.

What level tanning bed gets you the darkest?

The level 5 tanning beds are our highest-intensity and highest-quality tanning beds. Sessions are six to ten times stronger than Level 1. Tanners who use the Instant level 5 beds can get a dark, natural base tan in only two to three sessions, making it the absolute fastest way to get a natural, golden glow.


Andrey is a coach, sports writer and editor. He is mainly involved in weightlifting. He also edits and writes articles for the IronSet blog where he shares his experiences. Andrey knows everything from warm-up to hard workout.