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Is A Home Tanning Bed Right For You?
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Is A Home Tanning Bed Right for You?

3 Things to consider when shopping for a Tanning Bed

What Kind Of Bed Do You Want?

There are two basic choices for tanning beds: a standard horizontal bed and a vertical standing bed. Unless you have a massive house or excess space in your home to use solely for a horizontal tanning bed, you will probably be more interested in a standing booth. Vertical tanning beds take up less room in your house and can be comfortably situated in a corner. Ultimately, your tasted and the amount of room available in your home will be the deciding factor.

What Kind of Bulbs Should You Use in the Bed?

The kind of tanning bed lightbulbs you utilized in a bed are the most vital feature. Tanning Beds use either a combination of UVA and UVB rays or solely UVA. There is much discussion over which rays are safer for your skin. There no such things as a risk-free way to tan, and you should take measures to protect your skin from UV damage, despite which bulbs you decide to use.

In order to replace your bulbs when the time comes, you must know specifically which type of bulbs are being utilized in your bed. Bulbs cannot be interchanged. Because of this must be sure to purchase the correct ones. Also, consder the placement of the bulbs. Will they be easy to replace? Most likely you will be performing this task yourself and you want to make certain that it will be an effortless task.

Add On Features

The best add on features to keep an eye open for include a cooling system and a face tanner. The face tanner will aid you in getting the best overall body tan. These have precisely placed bulbs that direct light to this the facial area, which can be difficult for some people to tan.

A cooling system is imperative if you tend to feel uncomfortably hot inside a bed. The cooling fan will ensure that your skin doesn't become too hot. Make sure you don’t stay in the bed too long when using this feature. Since you don't feel the heat, you may feel like you're not getting a good tan. Staying in the bed too long adds to over exposing your skin to UV rays which can be dangerous for you in the long run.

Should You Purchase a Used Tanning Bed?

A used tanning bed can be an affordable choice when compared to an expensive new bed. Oftentimes, you can find an expensive quality bed for the cost of a cheap bed. However, there are few pointes you should think about prior to buying a new bed:

- Make certain the bed you looking at upholds the current standards of federal and state safety regulations. These change all of the time and you want to be certain that the bed you purchase is secure. Tanning salon owners are a vital source of information when it comes to safety regulations. The internet also has a plentiful source of information since most states post regulations for salon owners.

- Find out if the bed was used often. If it was originally owned by a salon, it probably got a lot of use. Other times beds that have were bought for home use are used very little. Those are great since this allows you to own a seldom utilized bed at a reduced price.

- Take a look at the differences between new and used beds. The larger the difference in cost, the better!.

- Inquire about the condition and whether it ever required repairs. Don't forget to ask how often the bulbs were switched out. Only purchase a bed has been well maintained.

o Ask if there is a warranty and whether there is any time left on it.


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