Are tanning beds really bad for you?

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For all of us ladies who always seem pale, especialy in the winter, here are some great news that will demolish everything you thought you knew about tanning beds. THEY’RE NOT THAT BAD.  Here’s how you can benefit from tanning beds without exposing your skin to sever damage.

Some things you should know about tanning beds:Thery’re built up with lamps that emit radiation similar to what we receive from the sun. The lamps emit UV radiation that will tan our skin gradually. The technology has evolved so much that the UVA and UVB rays were reduced as much as possible for protecting our skin. Paradoxally or not, a tan at the beach between 12:00-15:00 PM will cause more skin damage that 5 minutes on a tanning bed with medium intensity rays.

Of course, tanning has many enemies and friends, but it depends on you how frequently do you want to use it. As long as you go for long sessions (7-10-15 minutes) with no pause between days, you will damage your skin, get freckles and wrinkles. It’s very smple, the “heat” exposure to your skin will stress your skin so much that will leave it dry and burned. Because you don’t wanna do that, you should use the tanning bed in a smart and effective way.

Here are some advantages that you should know before you go to the solarium:

The vitamin D from your skin is stimulated by the UV radiations.

If you have problems withs psoriasis and acne, the solarium exposure will reduce them because it deshydrates the skin.

The best plan for having a natural-like tan is to start the first session of solarium only for 3-5 minutes according to your skin type. If you have light skin, you should star with a 3 minutes session, a day pause, and again a 3 minutes session. Starting form the third or fourth session you should go for 5-7 minutes, so that you can give you skin time to adapt.

The results will not show from the very beginning, but you know what they say: better safe than sorry.

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