Monday, December 11

The Truth About A Tanning Bed

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Most salons offer brief tanning bed sessions that start in short intervals and increase over the term of the tanning sessions.

A tanning bed is not for everyone. For instance, individuals with very fair skin or who sunburn easily may not benefit from the use of a tanning bed. The reason is because of their skin type, which may cause them to burn just as they would if they were exposed to the sun. Depending on the individual and the time exposed to a tanning bed, the burn can be intense and the skin very red. The reason is because a tanning bed omits ultraviolet light directly onto every part of the tanner’s body, which many believe is even more harmful than the effects of the sun.

For some, a tanning bed provides the ultimate in golden tans. Many even use them during all seasons or have them in their home for personal use. It is important to realize that overexposure to a tanning bed may lead to signs of early aging, small blistery lesions on the skin or even skin cancer after excessive years of usage.

For individuals who decide to use a tanning bed, goggles must be used in order to prevent the eyes from getting burned. In addition, they must begin their time spent in a tanning bed at only several minute intervals. Most salons will recommend a timed session after determining the skin tone. As mentioned earlier, fair skinned individuals are more likely to burn and are therefore often started out with 2-3 minutes per day in a tanning bed. Because of their skin, they may burn anyway but longer exposure would certainly increase the likelihood.

Many people love to have the perfect tan for their high school prom, their wedding day or simply during bikini weather. There are several alternatives to a tanning bed, including self-tanning lotions and bronzers.

The information in this article is to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional dental advice. Before using a tanning bed, individuals should consult their dermatologist or physician to ensure that the use of this device will not worsen their condition or create a new problem.

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