People that like to go to a tanning salon will sometimes move in the direction of purchasing their own home tanning bed. Having a home tanning bed allows the people to tan at their convenience and they will not have to pay the fees required to go to the tanning salon on a regular basis. Home tanning beds can often be bought used from a salon that is going out of business, so that a commercial grade tanning bed can be bought for a fraction of the cost that it would be new. There are certain things to consider when buying a home tanning bed, such as what type of bed is the best in the long run, what the parts will cost, and if buying a used bed, what it will cost to get it into prime working order.
Types of Home Tanning Beds
There are three main types of home tanning beds on the market today. There is the conventional tanning bed which has been around in some form for many years. There is the high pressure tanning bed, which is newer to the market, and there is also the stand up tanning bed, which is said to reduce lines when tanning. The conventional tanning beds are the least expensive in home tanning beds, but they are also the most dangerous to use over a long period of time. The conventional beds have bulbs that produce both UVA and UVB rays. The UVA rays are those that provide the nice tan on the body. The UVB rays are those that will burn the skin if exposed for long periods of time.
The high pressure tanning beds are much more expensive but they also provide a safer tanning environment. These home tanning beds run about ten thousand dollars as opposed to the fifteen hundred dollars of the conventional beds. However, the base tan can be established in about two weeks and three to five sessions as opposed to the month and twelve to twenty sessions in a conventional bed. In addition, the high pressure home tanning beds only require about two sessions per month to keep up the tan, which is much less than the twelve sessions per month in the conventional beds. The stand up home tanning beds use stronger rays and allow people to move around in them so that they can raise their arms and get an all over tan. The stronger bulbs have the UVA and UVB rays in them so that they are as dangerous as the conventional beds, but since the bulbs are stronger, less time is needed in the bed to get a tan.