Types. 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 What does a bronzing tanning bed do?
- 2 Can you get burned in a bronzing bed?
- 3 How long does it take to get tan in a bronzing bed?
- 4 What level is a bronzing bed?
- 5 Are bronzing tanning beds safer?
- 6 Which tanning bed is the safest?
- 7 How often should I use a bronzing bed?
- 8 Why am I not getting darker in the tanning bed?
- 9 Should I use a bronzer in tanning bed?
- 10 Do you have to use a bronzer in a tanning bed?
- 11 How long should I tan in a Level 1 bed?
- 12 What is a super tanning bed?
- 13 What is a Level 6 tanning bed?
What does a bronzing tanning bed do?
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.
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 level is a bronzing bed?
Level 1 and Level 2 tanning beds offer low pressure bulbs, while Level 3, 4, 5 and 6 offer medium to high pressure bulbs. High pressure bulbs offer lower amounts of UVB rays with increased amounts of UVA rays. UVA rays are the specific rays that bronze your skin.
Are bronzing tanning beds safer?
While bronzer tanning beds do not emit nearly as much UV radiation as the sun, they can still cause skin damage. Even after years of use, there is still much debate regarding whether indoor tanning is a safer alternative to natural sunlight.
Which tanning bed is the safest?
There are a variety of reasons level 4 tanning beds are safer than other levels.
- Level 4 tanning beds feature less UVB rays.
- You won’t have to tan as often.
- Level 4 tanning beds are more comfortable.
- You can choose between stand up or lay down beds.
- Tips for Tanning in a Sunbed.
- Use proper tanning lotion.
How often should I use a bronzing bed?
Maintain your perfect shade by tanning 1-3 times a week.
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 a bronzer in tanning bed?
DO use tanning lotions, bronzers and intensifiers formulated exclusively for sunbed tanning. Lotions not made for the sunbed won’t help your tan and may even cause damage to the sunbed. DO check the side effects of your prescription medications — some include skin sensitivity with UV exposure.
Do you have to use a bronzer in a tanning bed?
The short answer is YES!! It can be easy to assume that a tanning lotion is not necessary when using a tanning bed. Bear in mind that dry skin reflects UV light, so if you are not using an indoor tanning lotion, you can be wasting up to 50% of your tanning session!
How long should I tan in a Level 1 bed?
Skin types range from 1 to 6, 1 being the lightest and 6 being the darkest and least likely to burn. Most people fall in the skin type 3 range, which means they would begin by tanning 6-8 minutes per session in a level 1 or 2 bed.
What is a super tanning bed?
High-Level Tanning Beds: 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.
What is a Level 6 tanning bed?
Level 6 tanning is the top level of tan at Tropical Tanning. Level 6 includes the 15 minutes max Matrix High Pressure Bed, as well as the 12 minutes max Destiny High Pressure Booth.