These are the most popular and best selling home, non-commercial tanning beds that can be found on the market with prices ranging between $1500 to $5000. Sunquest Pro 24RSP (120V) Tanning Bed: This Bio-Tech Tunnel Design tanning bed has 24 tanning lamps is designed with a steel mainframe, curved acrylic sheets, DuraMax 2000 exterior housing, Superflow internal cooling system and 20 minute session time. It features a control key lock, backup timer, and Quick Clip acrylic removal system; and requires a 20 Amp Circuit Breaker, 120 Volt Dedicated Circuit, and 20 Amp NEMA #5-20R Receptacle. The tanning bed costs around $1500 to $2000.
Researches show that even short-term use of tanning booths or beds can cause molecular and genetic damage, premature aging of the skin, and skin cancer. UV radiation exposure could also cause other tegument changes such as changes in the thickness and texture of the cutis, wrinkles, dry skin, weakening of connective tissues, age spots, etc. Your eyes are likely to be exposed to radiation levels 100 times more than that in natural sunlight and this could very well lead to corneal burns, retinal damage, and cataract. Keeping the eyes closed or wearing sunglasses could not prevent this from happening and one should wear eye protection while using a tanning booth. The probability of getting a fungal rash cannot be ruled out if the tanning bed is not properly cleaned. Also if individual skin sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation is not properly evaluated while using a tanning bed, users might experience some minor harmful skin effects such as drying of the skin, mild itching, erythema, etc.
Firstly, you need to understand what tanning actually does. In simple terms, it makes the color of your skin go darker than it already is. However, people have different skin types. Naturally, different races have skin types that may be affected differently. Caucasian people may have fair complexions or slightly darker ones. Skin may be oily or dry.
Protect your eyes! Always use special goggles during your tanning session. Just closing the eyes will not prevent the UV-rays from harming your eye-sight. The goggles must have a broad-spectrum protection towards both UVA and UVB. Even if you believe that the staff in your tanning salon follows the highest hygienic standards for the goggles they provide, it is better to buy your own, personal, goggles in your salon. Ordinary sun-glasses are not suitable for indoor tanning in tanning beds.
After you have gone through this initial paperwork phrase, you will most likely work with an indoor tanning salon staff member to learn more about the procedures and practices and to tailor them to your needs. You will be given a tour of the salon so that you can see the tanning beds that are used and the layout of the salon. You will also be given information about the tanning lotions and products that should be used at this salon and with these tanning beds. This is the time to ask a lot of questions so that you feel comfortable with the tanning experience.
Tanning can cause skin cancer, eye damage and premature aging if you don't take adequate precautions. It's also important not to tan too often as it can become addictive and then you may just ignore the health risks and have more problems as a result.
The effects of the UV radiation from the sun or the UV radiation of tanning beds are the same. Ultra violet radiation causes all three types of skin cancer. Why UV rays cause cancer is well known. Why people continue to use tanning beds when the effects are documented is a subject worthy of discussion.
UV tanning tip 2: Know your skin type. To know your skin-type is very important for a good result and safe tanning. The amount of melanin in your skin, together with your goal for your tanning, will determine your tanning program and which kind of tanning lotions you should use. If you are skin-type 2, you will need to build up more melanin in order to develop a deeper tan. If you are skin-type 3 or 4, you might just want to darken you existing melanin with UVA-rays (but remember, this will not give you any Vitamin D).