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How to Protect Your Skin and Eyes When Using a Sunbed

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How to Protect Your Skin and Eyes When Using a Sunbed


Whether you are preparing for a holiday or keeping your summer tan topped up all year round, sunbeds can be the perfect solution as long as you use them safely. In this article, we’ll tell you how to protect your skin and eyes when using a sunbed – check it out now!


Why Do I Need to Protect My Eyes and Skin?

When you decide to use a tanning bed, you may think it's as simple as plugging in, shutting your eyes and waiting for the results, but you'd be wrong. Even when you close your eyes, harmful UV rays can cause irreversible damage that can damage your eyes and cause you to experience burns called Photokeratitis and other problems.


In addition, turning on a tanning bed too high or not preparing your skin before you start tanning can lead to burns on your skin that leave damage and can cause a lot of pain, flaking and sensitivity that is unpleasant to experience.


Some of the symptoms of eye and skin issues while tanning include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Twitching eyelids
  • Redness
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision

If you experience any of these issues while using a sunbed, you should stop immediately and seek expert advice.


How Can I Protect My Eyes and Skin?

Just because sunbeds can be damaging, you shouldn’t be afraid of using them safely. In fact, there are a number of precautions that you can implement for a safer tanning session. When it comes to your eyes, you should always wear tanning goggles that have been designed to be used with the tanning bed. Don't substitute the tanning goggles for your own sunglasses, as these will not have been designed to be used with the extra strength UV that the sunbed provides.


When it comes to your skin, you should always follow the power guide that works with your skin tone and tanning level rather than just deciding to turn it up to the highest setting. You can also invest in creams that you can apply before tanning to make the most of your session and reduce the time it takes to tan while still achieving excellent results. When you are looking for sunbed hire in Rotherham, Peak Sunbeds have a wide range of excellent choices.


Choosing the Right Sunbed for My Needs

When you are confident that you know how to protect your skin on a sunbed, you can proceed to finding the right one for your needs. As sunbed technology is always evolving, it is always a good idea to hire rather than buy your own, as you can then enjoy the latest technology at all times. At Peak Sunbeds, we offer sunbed hire in Rotherham that is complete with the eye protection goggles and a wide range of creams that are all designed to keep you safe and get the best from every tanning session. Get in touch with us today to find out more.

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