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i go tanning in a tanning bed. and I really like it. it's not so much for the tan I guess, but the warmth.. ha. I close my eyes and it feels like I'm on a beach soaking up some rays. I love the feeling of it. it completely turns my day around if I had a bad one. I really like it. to avoid the leathery skin I moisturize before, during, and after. and my skin is really nice. most of the time, when you girls who tan with leathery skin its usually because they aren't moisturizing properally. but I don't over do it because of the risks I'm taking. I'm not orange. I have a glow. when I was in high school I DEFINITELY over did it. I went everyday and was verrrry dark and I didn't look nice. haha. but I see where you're coming from and some people simply don't like it,. its a very tight small space and some people are uncomfortable with that. and some people are uncomfortable with the heat. but I think it's okay to do as long as it's in moderation and you take care of yourself such as wearing eye protection, and moisturizing.
and if anyone wants to look tan without being under the uva and uvb rays should consider spray tans. most tanning salons have them now and the technology has advanced quite a bit and its virtually impossible to look orange. it's a safe way to have a nice glow. but again that's not for everyone. but they have machines that are automatic and it's quick, easy, and most of the time affordable, because it's not taxed. well in NH where I'm from only uva and uvb tanning is taxed.. but we also don't have sales tax either. but it's an option to consider if you don't want to tan outside or in a tanning bed.
hope this helps! :]