How to minimize harm from a tanning bed: rules of use


Disputes about the benefits or dangers of tanning beds have been going on for many years. At the same time, both sides of the disputed name scientific facts to confirm their theory. The solarium supporter claims that it is a great way to give your skin a beautiful tone. They are also confident that the solarium has a positive cosmetic and revitalizing effect on the skin. According to proponents of tanning beds, it helps to launch the cleansing processes in your skin, warms up your muscles, and promotes relaxation of your body, including the nervous system.

To confirm their theory, they say some scientific facts about the benefits of light rays. Some studies show that rays help enhance certain processes in your skin, such as metabolism and regeneration. Also, light helps to reduce the development of certain skin conditions. But if you have such one, do not rush to go to the solarium, since you can only do this with the permission of your doctor.

The solarium has lost its popularity in the last couple of years, but with the onset of autumn, many people go to get their dose of ultraviolet radiation and vitamin D and get their skin tanned.

Reasons in favor of a solarium:

  • gives the skin a tanned tint, as a result of which fine wrinkles are visually reduced,
  • has a beneficial effect on minor inflammations on the skin,
  • can be used as an additional remedy in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis (only with the
  • permission of the doctor and at certain stages of the development of these diseases),
  • fights a lack of vitamin D (especially important in the autumn-winter period),
  • increases the level of immunity by influencing the level of antibodies in the blood.

Opponents of the solarium argue that the negative consequences of using it far outweigh its benefits. Therefore, if you want to keep your skin healthy, you should give up simulated tanning and love your natural beauty, regardless of its shade.

Facts versus tanning beds:

  • the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation on the skin, which leads to aging,
  • dehydrates the skin,
  • destroys the upper protective layer of the epidermis,
  • dries hair,
  • disrupts the production of melanin,
  • can cause the development of benign and malignant tumors.
  • causes exacerbation of chronic diseases.

To minimize the harmful effects of tanning beds on your health, you should adhere to safety rules. Violation of these rules can lead to thermal burns or health problems.

Solarium rules:

  • do not use the solarium for more than the allowed time (the first session is not more than 5 minutes),
  • do not take a fake tanning course more than once in three months,
  • make sure that the tanning lamps do not exceed the term of use,
  • make sure of the rules of disinfection,
  • properly prepare the body for tanning (wash off cosmetics and do not use soap, perfume, or alcohol lotions before tanning),
  • take care of the protection of hair, eyes, and chest.

If you notice damage to the skin after a tanning bed, then stop visiting it and see a doctor.

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