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Tanning beds have a "max" time. Work up to the max time minute by minute and do not tan longer than the max time. tanning beds are usually 10,15,or 20 minutes. The less max time the bed has the better and more efficient it is.

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How long should you stay in the tanning bed?

Most tanning beds have timers that allow a user to stay in the tanning bed at 10, 15 and 20 minute intervals. You should start out at the minimum and work your way up to the maximum time allowed. Just remember, you should never stay in a tanning bed for more than 20 minutes at a time.

How to use a tanning bed?

Well you usually dress how you want to (Naked or a bathing suit on). next put on some tanning lotion, usually the kinds for indoor tanning beds, Next get into the bed. Sometimes they just start automatically. Or you have to push the start button. After you are all done with tanning, The bed should shut off automatcally. The get out and get dressed.

Should you unplug a tanning bed when not in use?

yes , its advisable to unplug a tanning bed when not in use.

How long should you wait to shower after tanning in the tanning bed?

20-30 minutes. Depending on if you used lotion with tingler or bronzer.

Should you used a tanning bed if you have an internal defibrillator?

You should never use a tanning bed. You'll get skin cancer.

How old are children recommended to be before they start using a tanning bed?

They have to be 14 or older to start tanning.

Do you have to wear tanning lotion in a tanning bed?

You should wear tanning lotion when on a tanning bed because these lotions that you buy at the salon help you absorb the tan better.

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How long should I spend in a tanning bed?

Depends on how tanned you want to be. Anywhere from 10 minutes to a hour.

Should you use tanning oil when using a tanning bed?

Tanning oil should not be used when using a tanning bed. Aside from the damage you may do to the equipment, the oil will increase the damage done to your skin and doesn't provide SPF protection.

How much space should I make available for tanning bed?

Depending onthe type of tanning bed depends on how much space you need. In reality the bed takes up very little space so as long as it has about a foot all away around and you can easity get in and out you should be fine.

How often should tanning beds be cleaned?

Tanning beds should be cleaned after every use with a product that disenfects such as Novus tanning bed cleaner.