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-How often are tanning beds being used?
The tanning process varies from person to person, depending on skin type. Regular tanning sessions, when done in accordance with sun safety guidelines, will allow you to see results and prevent sun discoloration. It is recommended to go at least 24 hours between tanning sessions and 48 hours for skin type 2. Do not use any tanning device more than once on the same day! Repeat tanning sessions to gradually tan your skin. However, it is recommended not to exceed 60 sessions per year.
-How do tanning beds work? Is indoor tanning the same as outdoor tanning?
The process of indoor tanning is very similar to outdoor tanning because UV lamps mimic the sun. Skin tans when exposed to UV rays. The lamps in an indoor tanning facility emit the same UV rays as the sun, but with a different ratio of UVA to UVB, and in a more controlled environment. In a tanning bed, you can control your exposure and choose the correct amount of time for your skin to achieve an even tan. In contrast, people can't control the amount of UV rays in the sun when tanning outdoors due to a number of factors, some of which are unpredictable, such as the time of day, the season, weather conditions, the ozone layer, and the proximity of the equator.
-How long should each tanning session last?
If this is your first time using a tanning bed, there is no need to rush as health and safety comes first. It is recommended that you use a sunbed for 1-3 minutes up to three times a week, depending on your skin type. This will prevent your skin from burning and help you tan gradually. If you already have a tanning base, or if you have a darker skin tone, you can have a 6-minute session, two to three times a week. In any case, the amount of time spent in a tanning bed should vary depending on each individual's skin type, and tanning safety guidelines should be followed.
-How long does a tanning bed tan last?
Some people may tan in a week, some in two weeks, and some will tan longer. Tanning begins when skin cells are shed through the natural skin renewal process. Human skin goes through a complete renewal cycle in about 28 days. During this cycle, some cells in the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) are shed about once a week as the cells move from the bottom to the top of the epidermis. These cells are then replaced by younger, newer cells. During the skin renewal process, the pigment-carrying cells are gradually shed and the skin tans. Therefore, the only way to maintain a tan is through repeated exposure to UV rays.
-What can I do to protect my hair while tanning?
Most people tend to overlook the fact that hair also needs proper protection when exposed to the sun or when tanning indoors. Similar to the sun, tanning beds emit UV radiation and heat that can cause hair to dry out and may damage your hair or fade the color of your dyed hair. To protect your hair, you can wear a sun hat or a towel on your head and tuck it all in. 
-What is the method used to clean the sunbeds after each session?
Salon operators utilise disinfectant sprays and sunbed sanitisers to ensure that the sunbed surface is cleansed, before next client use. You may have come across the sign ‘THE  SUNBED HAS BEEN SANITISED’. Many salon operators may provide customers with extra disinfectant sprays . Clients can use them to spray all over the sunbed surface and then wipe it off with a tissue or towel. The products used for cleaning should be recommended by the manufacturer so as not to cause any damage to the sunbed acrylics.
-What about lips protection?
The lips cannot tan and the sunbed’s heat can dehydrate them and cause dryness. So the use of a SPF lip balm is suggested for the protection of your lips.
-Should I remove my makeup and all forms of cosmetics while tanning?
It's best to remove all makeup, as some makeup creates a barrier that blocks UV rays from penetrating your skin, preventing you from getting the best tanning results. This can also lead to uneven tanning or white spots. In addition, some cosmetics have ingredients that may react with UV rays and cause adverse effects.
-Can I wear contact lenses in a tanning bed?
It is recommended that you remove your contact lenses when using a tanning bed as the heat from the tanning equipment can sometimes cause your eyes to dry out and you may experience discomfort.