To use a tanning bed, make sure the glass has been cleaned. Put on your goggles that are provided to protect your eyes. Lay down on the bed with your head on the pillow. Some people do this nude, others wear a bathing suit. Be sure the timer has been set to turn off the bed in about 20-25 minutes in case you fall asleep. You may choose to use lotions to enhance the tanning. Be sure to have clean, well exfoliated skin before you tan.