Get the Skin of Your Dreams With a Tanning Bed or Booth

Tan lines can make or break any outfit choice. If your forearms are a deep caramel shade from the summer sun, but your shoulders are still as pasty as they were last winter, a tanning bed or booth might be the perfect solution for you. There are a variety of these beds and booths available on eBay.

What are the benefits of owning a tanning bed or booth?

When you own your own tanning bed, you have the ability to use it whenever you choose as opposed to booking an appointment to tan on a tanning salon's schedule. If you tan regularly, owning your own bed can be more cost effective in the long run.

How do tanning beds work?

Indoor tanning beds use UV lamps to imitate the sun's rays. The UV radiation works to turn your skin a darker shade. It increases melanin production, which means you'll achieve the shade you want in a fraction of the time with the help of the ultraviolet radiation.

What types of bulbs do tanning beds need?

There are two types of bulbs that can be used for a tanning bed: a tanning bulb and a bronzing bulb. Regular tanning lamps emit more UVB rays and are most appropriate for those with a lighter skin tone. Bronzing lamps emit more UVA rays and are more beneficial for those with a darker skin tone.

How do you choose a tanning bed?
  • Brands - Consider whether you want a certain brand of bed. There are several brands available, including Wolff, ergoline, SunQuest, ETS tan, and ProSun.
  • Size - Indoor tanning beds are generally sized between 7 and 8 feet long and 32-46 inches wide. See the manufacturer site for details. Consider both how roomy you'd like your bed to be as well as how much space you have to place it in the room you plan on putting it in.
  • Features - Consider whether or not you require any special features. Some tanning beds come with special features like cooling fans, misters, reflectors, and different power outputs for faster tanning.