So let's find out in particular about tanning bed contra-indications and limitations for visiting solarium. Tanning beds are not recommended for people under 16 and people with the first skin type. The first type is characterized by very light and extremely sensitive skin. The hair is - as a rule - red, eyes are green or blue. The face is often covered with freckles. This skin is practically unable to acquire any tan. It gets burned fast! If you have this skin type, try not to tan and choose a sunscreen with the highest possible sun protection factor (SPF 30) before visiting solarium.
If you have such skin defects as pigment spots, large birthmarks or acne you should definitely limit the exposure of your skin to the sun and consult with a dermatologist. Before visiting solarium consult with a doctor as far as there are many medicines which you may be taking that shouldn't be combined with a solarium because they heighten skin photosensitivity and provoke sun allergy. So, we strongly recommend that you not go to a solarium without a preliminary consultation with a doctor! Don't tempt fate. And remember that sensitivity to sunburn increases after depilation.
People with high blood pressure, liver and heart disorders, or those suffering from tuberculosis should be very careful while getting a tan on tanning beds. During pregnancy a hormone is produced that creates a pigment-activating effect and that's why pregnant women are extremely sensitive to ultraviolet and due to medical conditions they are not recommended getting tanned on tanning beds.
Tanning bed contra-indications belong to people suffering from vitiligo (white skin spots) and people with hyper-pigment skin spots. They should avoid ultraviolet rays. Also tanning bed contra-indications belong to people suffering from dermatitis because dehydrated skin areas get even more dehydrated because of the influence of ultraviolet rays what worsens the skin state and can even promote skin inflammation.
There are five skin types that perceive ultraviolet rays differently. Let's briefly get to know about them each. The first type is the most sensitive skin type. Its carriers are practically unable to acquire a tan. The second type has the following features: the skin is still light and very sensitive. The hair varies from light-red to light-blond. Freckles are to be found sometimes. At first this skin reddens and a weak tan appears afterwards. It is recommended to apply a sunscreen with SPF 24 on body and SPF 30 on face. Afterwards try to decrease the sun protection factor to SPF 18 and SPF 20 respectively. If your face is getting sunburn you should increase the sun protection factor.
The third skin type is one of the most widespread and has the following features: the skin is not very light and not very swarthy. The hair is usually brown, dark-blond or light brown. This skin gets a tan fast enough but it can acquire only a certain chocolate hue. First 5-6 days there is a great probability to get sunburn. Try to use SPF 20 or SPF 18 first 2-3 days with this skin. Later on decrease the sun protection factor to ten. For the fourth type SPF 8 is likely to fit and for the fifth type the sun protection factor should be 6 or 4.
Tanning bed contra-indications belong to all categories, but to category one and two they should be heeded to a greater extent.