Tanned skin is very popular among gorgeous women. Everybody
wants to have attractive bronzed looks. Whether you are on
a date, a business trip or partying, a perfect tan can make
you the center of attraction.
Having a tan is hot, and many teens and celebrities across
the country seem to agree. Throughout the 20th century and
indeed in the previous one, men and women hung out at the
pool or the beach, soaking up rays to get a tan. However,
with the advent of tanning beds you can enjoy the perfect
tan right in the privacy of your home or saloon.
Tanning results from sunrays. The sun emits two types of
radiations - UVA and UVB. UVB radiation burns the upper
layers of skin (the epidermis) causing sunburns. UVA
radiation penetrates the lower layers (the dermis) and
causes tanning. However, a sunbath exposes our body to
unlimited and uncontrolled dose of ultraviolet radiations.
Studies have proved that an overdose of these radiations
can cause skin cancer.
Sunbathing is a natural process of tanning, but it takes a
lot of time. The young generation is not fortunate enough
to have enough free time for sunbathing as earlier
generations had. Many of them may not have spare time
during the day at all.
Tanning beds and tanning lotions have emerged to help them.
The tanning beds create a similar environment as under the
sun. Unlike sunrays, however, a tanning bed controls the
amount and nature of rays. This ensures that the harmful
effects of radiation are controlled. This is a great
advantage of tanning beds and you can enjoy the perfect tan
without exposing your skin to harmful radiation.
Tanning beds control the amount and time of ultraviolet
radiation. A tanning bed programs the emission and
intensity of ultraviolet rays according to the recipient's
body. The tanning beds stop the radiations after the
stipulated time. In fact, a tanning bed is like a
controlled dose of ultraviolet rays.
Tanning machines and tanning beds require a few precautions
because of the presence of ultraviolet light. Some of the
precautions required for tanning beds are:
* You should always wear protective eye goggles while using
the tanning beds. Tanning saloons have the goggles
available for their clients. Never use a tanning bed
without the goggles because ultraviolet rays are more
harmful to the retina than to your skin.
* Tanning Bed Exposure Timings: It is important to observe
the tanning bed timings. Over exposure at the tanning beds
could be harmful. Exposure times also vary with the brand
of bed. Make sure you are following the manufacturer's
guidelines. You can check other regulations with local
Department of Health & Human Services.
Using a tanning bed is quite a simple activity. Just a few
sessions and you will find everyone asking about where you
have been to!
Find out all you need to know about tanning beds. Are
they safe? Do they work? Why should you use tanning beds
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