Tanning Beds Tips

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How do I use a tanning bed?

Using a Tanning Bed

Here are some tanning bed tips and information about how to use a tanning bed:

  • Call your local salon and find out what kinds of tanning beds are best to meet your needs.
  • Ask about tanning packages to save money.
  • Find out about tanning products to help achieve your look and keep your skin healthy. You can usually purchase these at the salon or from an online tanning supply company.
  • Take a bag with a towel, tanning goggles, tanning products, and a ponytail holder or headband.
  • When you get to the salon and enter the tanning room, be sure you have your tanning goggles. Always wear them when tanning.
  • You can tan nude, wear underwear, or a swimsuit.
  • Apply tanning lotion to your body. Use special lotion made just for your face.
  • Put your hair back in a headband and/or pull your hair into a ponytail.
  • If the tanning bed is horizontal, open the lid and lay down. Your salon may provide a pillow and fan (if there's not one built into the bed). Turn the fan on high.
  • If you are using a stand up tanning bed, you may move around freely and raise your arms for an even tan.
  • Be sure to put on your tanning goggles. Press the start button to begin.
  • Relax and enjoy the rays. The light will turn off when you are finished.
  • Wipe off with your towel and get dressed.
  • Avoid bathing right away to preserve your tan.
  • Always observe safety recommendations provided by your spa and tanning bed manufacturer. Do not exceed recommended tanning time.

What are the different kinds of tanning bed lotions and what do they do?

Types of Tanning Lotion for Indoor Tanning

The best tanning bed lotion is the kind recommended by industry professionals. Don't be fooled by cheap tanning lotion or end-of-season discount tanning lotion - you may be paying for outdated products. Always buy tanning bed lotions from your salon or tanning bed retailer to be sure you are buying a quality product. MasterTanning, a retailer of SunVision tanning beds and wholesale tanning lotion, has some useful information about the different types of tanning salon lotions available to help you achieve that bronzed look:

  • Sunless tanning lotion creates a chemical change on the skin with dihydroxyacetone, or DHA. It combines with your natural amino acids to produce temporary color on the skin. Self-tanning lotion should not be confused with an airbrush (or spray on) tan, which temporarily colors the skin for a short period of time.
  • Bronzers work like makeup and come in a powder or lotion. Some contain DHA and will tan the skin the same way as sunless tanning lotions.
  • Indoor tanning lotion refers to products that do one or more of the following: moisturize the skin, develop your tan, and/or prevent sunburn.
  • Tanning oil usually contains grapeseed oil, coconut oil, and/or sesame oil, along with other ingredients. They are thought to provide anti-aging properties and protection from the sun. If you use tanning oil, be sure to purchase products specific to indoor or outdoor use. Sunscreen can be applied to the skin before using oils if they don't already contain an SPF factor. Always follow manufacturer and salon recommendations when using tanning oil.
  • Sunblock blocks the rays of the sun and will prevent a tan.
  • Sunscreen can help you tan without getting a burn. Look for an SPF number in tanning lotion products if you want protection. The higher the SPF number, the more protection you will have from burning.
  • Some types of tanning lotions are for tanning beds only. Do not confuse outdoor products with indoor tanning bed lotions - indoor lotions are only meant to be used in tanning beds and may not protect your skin from an outdoor sunburn.

Why should I use the Wolff Super Crystal sunlamp?

Wolff Super Crystal Sunlamp

The Wolff Super Crystal sunlamp is the newest, most innovative product in Wolff brand lamps. The 400 watt high pressure sunlamp employs a new quartz glass that allows maximum total UV outlet.

Lasting 800 hours, the lamp is designed to exceed user expectations with extra attention paid to assure transmission of the UVB component most effectively. Wolff's Super Crystal Lamp is a hot new product sure to be a hit in all compatible tanning beds.


Starpower Tanning Beds

Wolff tanning beds are produced only by licensed manufacturers and equipped with Wolff brand lamps. Every element of the Wolff tanning bed system- the bed, lamps, reflector system, and acrylic shield- was intentionally designed to function as a integral part of a system to deliver the highest performance and maximum user benefit. It is extremely important that buyers understand that only tanning bed suppliers who follow these guidelines are allowed to utilize the Wolff tanning bed Systems logo. Also, only salons who offer true Wolff System units can advertise that they have the genuine Wolff tanning beds. A network of licensees and distributors market Wolff brand products. Typically, their licensees are original equipment managers that use the Wolff System as the original lamp for their tanning units. A Wolff tanning bed is the best you can get when it comes to indoor tanning equipment.

What is Wolff's Rejuvasun 332 Spa tanning bed?

Rejuvasun 332 Spa Tanning Bed

The Wolff Rejuvasun 332 Spa tanning bed allows salons to offer tanning and beauty treatments all in one. The bed offers a 20 minute optional tanning session, as well as a 20 minute spa session.

After tanning under the Rejuvasun's canopy, users have the option of staying under the Rejuvasun panel for special spa treatments. The bed has an advanced cooling system for during and after the tanning session and the bed's bench is slightly curved for an ergonomic design.

Because the Wolff Rejuvasun 332 Spa tanning bed offers two services in one, if opens a great new channel of revenue for your salon.


Buying a HomeTanning Bed

If you really want a home tanning bed but don't have any way to pay for the whole bed, you may be able to find help.

Most companies that sell home tanning beds offer low monthly payment options. Many times these payments are very affordable and allow the average person the luxury of tanning at home.

You may even be able to purchase a new home tanning bed if you have had credit problems in the past. Companies such as Master Tanning and Wolff offer financing options. Not only can you pay a monthly rate, but you may even be able to get a fixed interest rate to save money.

What are the best lamps for my tanning bed?

Wolff Velocity Sunlamps

Wolff Velocity Sunlamps are among the most popular choices for original equipment, lamp replacements for other Wolff lamps, and replacements for lamps from other makers. The 80 & 100W non-reflector sunlamps use advanced phosphor technology so that tanners can get strong color over and over again.

Velocity sunlamps by Wolff are expected to work for 1,000 hours making them an extremely good value. They also have advanced UVB for shorter sessions.

Velocity sunlamps are available in standard F59/Bi-Pin, F71/Bi-pin and F73/RDC configurations, and VS-R 160W VHO reflector in FR71/Bi-pin. Before using Wolff Velocity sunlamps with your existing tanning bed of a different make, be sure that they are compatible with your equipment.


Reconditioning Your Tanning Beds

In order to recondition your tanning bed, you need to clean each lamp before installing it into the bed, clean the bed itself, scrub your bed's acrylics on both sides, and make sure all of the cooling fans are in proper order. Try to do these simple tasks each time you change your beds' lamps so you can boost the bed's life expectancy.

Why should I use the Wolff Sunquest 16RS tanning bed?

Wolff Sunquest 16RS Tanning Bed

The Sunquest 16RS tanning bed by Wolf is one of the best possible tanning beds that you can have in your home. This bed is lightweight and all you need to do is plug it into your regular 120-volt household outlet. It doesn't get any easier than that.

The aluminum and steel mainframe bed is attractive looking and delivered to you already 95% pre-assembled so it won't be long at all until you can start using your new Wolff Sunquest tanning bed.

The Sunquest 16RS tanning bed has an exclusive control key lock to ensure the safety of your tanning bed. Your 20 minute tanning sessions are monitored by the bed's digital timer. Why go to a salon when you can tan from the comfort of your own home?

The Wolff Sunquest 16RS tanning bed is 75.75"L x 35" W x 48" H and is recommended for use in 8'x 6' rooms.

Why should I tan in Wolff's SunDome tanning booth?

Wolff SunDome Tanning Booth

Love tanning in tanning booths but can never seem to get comfortable? Then you should consider the Wolff SunDome Tanning booth. This booth not only gives you the ultimate tan, but it was designed for comfort.

A lot of people claim that they'd rather tan in booths because they feel as though they get a more all-around tan, but that they hate standing in the middle of an uncomfortable booth and therefore choose beds so they can lie down. The SunDome tanning booth by Wolff was designed so that you can tan in a booth and be comfortable. The booth features an ergonomically designed bench that actually provides support to your back, neck, and shoulders.

Not only does the SunDome booth have a relaxing booth to sit on, but it also has a special cooling system allowing you to tan to the ultimate perfection without overheating. The booth has a variable speed Vortex body fan that the tanner controls the tanning environment.

Apart from being comfortable while tanning, the SunDome tanning booth uses the most innovative technology available to tan you as best as possible. The booth contains three advanced SolarMax IFT face tanners that shower you with bronzing UV for a golden facial tan. The booth also has facial cassettes that utilize special filters to increase the amount of UV for added facial tanning power and the high gloss shoulder reflector allows the UV rays to focus more on tanning your shoulders and neck. Lastly, for increased tanning power, the specially designed acrylic sheets in Wolff's SunDome tanning booth allow the maximum amount of UV penetration.

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