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How Do I Choose the Best Cheap Tanning Bed?

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  • Written By: Kristeen Moore
  • Edited By: E. E. Hubbard
  • Last Modified Date: 11 January 2019
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Cheap tanning bed selections are widely available in a number of venues, from online outlets to sales directly from the manufacturers. You can also choose a used tanning bed as a cheaper alternative to buying a brand-new version. The type of inexpensive tanning bed you choose also depends on the features that you desire the bed to have, and there are several versions available from which to choose. The safest form of tanning, however, is sunless tanning available with a variety of over-the-counter products.

Tanning beds have become an alternative option to sunbathing and many people prefer them since a tan can be easily achieved in several short sessions. Most tanners venture out to a tanning salon in order to use a professional-quality bed, but customers now have the option of purchasing their own tanning beds for home use. Generally, residential tanning beds are not as strong as professional versions, and they can also be slightly smaller.

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There are different types of tanning beds for home use, so it is important to define what features you want before shopping. Some beds are full-size that you lay in, similar to professional versions at a tanning salon, and they give you a full-body tan all at once. One type of less expensive home version is an ultra-violet lamp that you place over a lounge chair. Another cheap tanning bed alternative is a face lamp, which is a spot tanning device placed in front of your face for a certain amount of time.

Once you decide what type of tanning bed you want, it is time to compare prices. Cheap tanning bed selections are available on the Internet, in local stores, and used through individuals. Brand new tanning beds are generally the best versions, but they will always be more expensive than used ones. Always be sure to preview the used bed before buying so that you can thoroughly check its condition, and ask the owner about any existing warranties.

Some home tanning beds might be out of your price range, and you do not want to risk losing out on any features for the sake of a cheaper price. If this is the case, you may consider temporary professional tanning bed sessions while you save money for your own bed at home. Going to a tanning salon is a cheaper alternative in the short-term, especially if you do not plan on using the tanning bed on a regular basis.

Perhaps the cheapest and safest way to tan is through the use of artificial tanning products, which are in the form of sprays, lotions, and foams. Tanning products have drastically increased in quality in recent years, and can be less expensive than buying a cheap tanning bed. Plus, users can obtain a tan safely without the exposure to potentially harmful UV rays. Some of these products do not contain sunscreen, so take the necessary precautions when venturing outdoors.

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