A regular tanning bed consists of 10 to 50 light bulbs. Each of these bulbs uses about 100 to 200 watts of electricity and typically emits about 95 percent UVA rays and 5 percent UVB rays. Bronzer tanning beds, however, use between 35 and 60 bulbs, each in the range of 160 and 220 watts.
- 1 Does a bronzing bed tan you?
- 2 Can you get burned in a bronzing bed?
- 3 What type of tanning bed gets you the darkest?
- 4 How long does it take to get tan in a bronzing bed?
- 5 What kind of tanning bed is best?
- 6 How often should I use a bronzing bed?
- 7 How many minutes in a tanning bed is equal to the sun?
- 8 Do I need to flip over in a tanning bed?
- 9 Why am I not getting darker in the tanning bed?
- 10 Should I use tanning lotion in a tanning bed?
- 11 Is a bronzing bed better?
- 12 How often should a beginner use a tanning bed?
- 13 Should you shower after tanning?
Does a bronzing bed tan you?
Bronzing beds contain 2% UVB rays or less. They will bronze the melanin deep in your skin as well as the top layer of dead skin, developing a long lasting tan but also providing an immediate bronzing effect.
Can you get burned in a bronzing bed?
UV-A radiation in tanning beds can be 10 to 15 times more powerful than the sun at midday, according to a congressional report. What’s more, many tanning beds boast the fact that they do not feature UV-B rays, which cause sunburn.
What type of tanning bed gets you the darkest?
Higher Level tanning beds have more than 55 high-pressure bulbs. High-pressure bulbs emit more UVA rays that work wonder on the skin and penetrates deeper layers of the skin. If you wish to achieve darker shade in less time, you should opt for high-level tanning beds.
How long does it take to get tan in a bronzing bed?
Using tanning lotions or creams before you enter a tanning bed can help you achieve a base tan in 4 to 6 minutes.
What kind of tanning bed is best?
A Level 1 tanning bed is an economic option, but they produce high levels of UVB rays, the rays that can cause sunburn if not used properly. If you love the experience of relaxing in a tanning bed, Level 1 tanning beds are the perfect choice for you.
How often should I use a bronzing bed?
Maintain your perfect shade by tanning 1-3 times a week.
How many minutes in a tanning bed is equal to the sun?
20 minutes in a tanning bed is equivalent to 20 minutes in the sun… no big deal! 20 minutes of exposure in a tanning bed may equal up to two hours spent on the beach under the hot mid-day sun without protection. Artificial tanning bombards the skin with UVA which are three to six times more intense than sunlight.
Do I need to flip over in a tanning bed?
This is usually indicated by a timer or a staff member telling you to flip over. Since this position can feel uncomfortable, you can bend your arms to prop up your chin. If you are getting your tan in a vertical booth, you do not have to worry about rotating your body to receive an even tan.
Why am I not getting darker in the tanning bed?
You may have reached a tanning plateau. Everyone has a limit to how dark they can get, but to try to get past your current color we recommend switching the types of beds you use every few tanning sessions. Changing your lotion is also recommended – try a bronzer or switch to an accelerator.
Should I use tanning lotion in a tanning bed?
The answer is simple – no. You should not use regular lotions in your tanning bed session, as these regular lotions, even if they are outdoor tanning lotions, contain ingredients that can cause damage to the tanning beds. If this builds up over time, the beds will start to deteriorate and potentially break.
Is a bronzing bed better?
Benefits. Because of the low level of UVB rays used in them, the bulbs used in bronzer beds do not turn the skin as red as a regular tanning bed would. As a result, sunburn risk is reduced and a darker, longer-lasting tan is achieved.
How often should a beginner use a tanning bed?
It is suggested that you wait 36- 48 hours in between each session to allow your tan to fully develop in between visits. You can build up your tan by gradually increasing indoor tan-time and tanning two to three times a week. Once you have a tan, you can maintain it by tanning one or two times a week.
Should you shower after tanning?
Is it OK to shower after tanning? No, you should avoid showering right after tanning. While showering doesn’t wash away a tan, like some may think, it can still have a negative impact on maintaining your fresh golden glow.