Changing the lamps in a tanning bed requires the proper size of bulbs, a flat screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver. Replacing the lamps takes roughly 20 minutes. More »

Tanning bed bulbs should be changed when they reach approximately 80 percent of their recommended lifetime hours. Using this example, bulbs with a life of 1,000 hours should be changed when they reach anywhere from 600 t... More »

Effective strategies for tanning faster in a tanning bed include exfoliating the night before tanning, using a tanning oil with an included bronzer and using a bed with bronzing bulbs. According to Tan'r You, tanning oil... More »

The most effective way to stop itching from a tanning bed is to apply hot water to the skin, dry it with a soft towel and treat the skin with a medicated anti-itch lotion or peppermint oil. This procedure takes about 15 ... More »

Properly using a tanning bed requires limiting the time of exposure, wearing protective eye gear and using a proper tanning lotion. Most salons suggest stripping down completely to get an even, natural-looking tan. More »

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Getting the perfect tan from a tanning bed requires a combination of preparation, building a base tan and maintaining the tan, according to Tanning Tips. With the right skin care products and the right tanning bed, almos... More »

A tanning bed should not be used until a new tattoo is completely healed, which takes roughly three months. Once healing is complete, it's still a good idea to take precautions to protect the tattoo and the skin. More »