So here I am, all excited about my great new safe home tanning bed. Yay me! Well, yay me if I’d follow instructions. I didn’t. And I’m paying for it now.
Although the picture above isn’t me (it’s a stock photo) the color of her nose is the color of my … tummy. Ouch! My poor little tummy hasn’t seen the light of day for YEARS – many years. And since one of the benefits of having a home tanning bed is the privacy of your own home to tan, well, I tan … well you get the idea.
I figured since I still have a little color from the summer I could go for a few more minutes yesterday than I should have. Dumb dumb dumb.
So yep, these beds are safe and yep, they’re great for getting your required vitamin D naturally and easily – they’re only safe IF you follow instructions – build up slowly, tan only a few minutes each time (every other day) and build up to more time. And don’t stand too close to the bed!
Lesson learned. Ouch!