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What is a Level 4 Tanning Bed?

Posted on July 6th, 2020

What is a Level 4 Tanning Bed?

Whether you have tanned in a bed for years or are new to this experience, you may be wondering the difference between different level beds and which type is safest for you. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to keep your skin safe while using a tanning bed to maintain a natural glow throughout each season of the year. Here at ATC Fitness, our premium memberships include level 4 tanning bed use. We are here to help you better understand why level 4 beds are safe and easy to use. 


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4 Benefits of Level 4 Tanning Beds

If you are new to tanning in a bed, you may be wondering whether or not tanning beds are safe for you and your skin. It’s important to understand what differentiates each level of bed from the next in order to choose which level is best for you. Our team at ATC Fitness is passionate about providing each of our members with safe and healthy opportunities to become more confident. Level 4 tanning beds are just one of the many services we offer. There are a variety of reasons level 4 tanning beds are safer than other levels.

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1. Level 4 tanning beds feature less UVB rays.

UVB rays can be harmful to your skin if exposed for a significant amount of time. Luckily, level 4 tanning beds feature significantly less UVB rays in comparison to lower level beds. Instead, level 4 tanning beds use a greater amount of UVA rays. The difference between UVB rays and UVA rays can be significant when it comes to the safety and health of your skin. UVB rays are known to cause sunburns, which can lead to serious skin problems down the road. On the other hand, UVA rays are bronzing rays, preventing your skin from burning as often.

2. You won’t have to tan as often.

Another great aspect of level 4 tanning beds is how often you have to lay. When using lower levels, you may need to visit the tanning salon 4-5 times a week to see the slightest amount of change to your skin color. Because of the UVA rays in level 4 tanning beds, your tan will develop at a much faster rate than it would in a lower level bed. Now, you can protect your skin while staying confident by only using a tanning bed 2-3 times a week.

3. Level 4 tanning beds are more comfortable.

Level 4 tanning beds come with many benefits, but one of our favorites is the comfort of built-in air conditioning and fans. Tanning beds can become pretty steamy at times, but level 4 beds have an extra layer of comfort with these extra amenities. This is just another way we are working to provide our premium members with top-notch services.

4. You can choose between stand up or lay down beds.

Everyone loves to have options when trying something new. At ATC Fitness, we offer both stand up and lay down beds to choose from. Both types of beds are level 4 and will provide you with beautifully tan and glowing skin. You have the opportunity to try each bed out and find which best suits your comfort!

Tips for Tanning in a Sunbed

There are a variety of tips and tricks you can use to help keep your skin beautiful and healthy all year round while tanning. It’s important to remember that your skin can become very sensitive in different environments. We recommend reading about sunbed safety tips before laying for the first time.

Use proper tanning lotion.

Many people think any type of tanning lotion will work in a tanning bed. However, this is not true. There are specific types of lotions designed to help develop your tan while laying in a bed while also protecting your skin from the UVB and UVA rays.

Wear protective goggles.

UV rays can be harmful to your eyes if you do not take proper precautions. Our team at ATC Fitness recommends wearing protective goggles or other eyewear that will help cover and protect your eyes and the skin around them from becoming damaged.


Moisturize your skin.

Tanning is known to dry out your skin. If you choose to lay in one of our level 4 tanning beds, we recommend finding a moisturizer that works well for your skin. This will not only help prevent peeling, but also keep your tan looking smooth and glowy all year round.

Be patient.

Lastly, it’s important to be patient when laying in tanning beds. Your tan will not develop overnight. By letting your skin breath and having down time, your tan will develop beautifully. We recommend waiting 24 hours between each tanning session.

Level 4 Tanning at ATC Fitness

There is no reason to pay for tanning at a salon when you can receive complimentary level 4 tanning as a premium member at ATC Fitness. You can have sun kissed skin all year long while staying fit by visiting your local ATC Fitness location. 

Interested in upgrading your membership or joining ATC Fitness as a premium member? Get started today!

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