“Tan beds” is the shortest term we all use when we refer to sunless tanning devices. Over the years, many have come to the conclusion that “tan beds” term says enough about the advanced technologies we may use in a commercial setting or the readjusted versions we may use at home. Even if we prefer a suggestive yet simple designation, tan beds are really intricate devices, which can make our skin look great.
When released for the first time, traditional tan beds have experienced a tremendous popularity due to the fact that tan was no longer conditioned by a certain season, or by long exposure to sun rays.
Surprisingly, it took just very short sessions of controlled exposure before attaining the tan we always wanted. In addition, by adjusting the exposure period, users had the opportunity to choose a very specific hue for their skin. Immediately after official release, the beauty industry was practically invaded by businesses exploring the potential of tan beds. Initially, these tanning devices were called solariums, but over the years, we all came up with a less sophisticated name. This change was determined by the amazing popularity that artificial tanning solutions reached.
Even though we have the tendency to qualify all system under the label of “tan beds”, the offer is pretty diversified and comprises all sorts of shapes, sizes and systems, therefore, individuals who prefer the artificial tanning method have a wide array of options. The diversification was influenced by various factors. The very first element that contributed to this extension was the commercial interest which made vendors look for all sorts of methods in order to stay competitive on the market.
Thus, manufacturers have added gradually new options in order to increase the level of comfort and the level of efficiency. Ergonomics has inspired designers to adjust the massive clamshells to really comfortable beds turning the classic tanning session into a relaxation moment. Lately, the most innovative strategy is to increase the relaxation degree by adding an MP3 player option.
Since tan beds have been considered a real threat to our skin, manufacturers have looked for solutions which provide the same tan but without involving any risk. This is possible by filtering the rays, more precisely, by separating UVA rays from UVB rays. A class rays can activate the melanin whereas the B class is responsible for skin burns. This method is by far safer than exposure to sun rays as sun emits simultaneously UV rays from both categories. Of course, a system ensuring risk-free tanning sessions relies on the implementation of advanced technologies.
This health-oriented approach has helped tan beds owners to stay competitive on the market because more and more individuals interested in artificial tanning method have become very much aware of the risks they assumed when exposed themselves to harmful UV rays. In addition, the introduction of home-based tanning alternatives such as canopy tanning beds, and self tanners have set standard very high.