Are Indoor Tanning Beds Safe to Use

are indoor tanning beds safe to use Are Indoor Tanning Beds Safe to Use

Are Indoor Tanning Beds Safe to Use

If you’re interested in developing a tan from an indoor tanning bed, you better understanding the dangers involved.

Tanning beds can be a quick and convenient way to bronze your skin, but it is not without side effects.

Continuous use of tanning beds have proven to cause burns, suppression of immune systems, wrinkles, leathery skin, damage to the cornea, cosmetic photosensitivity, premature aging and a much higher risk of developing melanoma cancer.

A recent study in Australia has proven that UVA rays are even more of a cancer danger than previously thought. The World Health Organisation says sunbeds are as big a cancer threat as smoking and asbestos.


 

We do not condone indoor sunbeds, we just want everyone to get all the facts before making an educated and informed choice.

One major draw card from using a tanning salon is the convenience and the quick tanning results. You can achieve the same results spending just  5 – 10 minutes on a tanning bed as apposed to spending 1 – 2 hours in the midday sun. This is achieved through intense bursts of UV radiation.

Tanning beds release EXTREMELY-HIGH levels of ultraviolet radiation. The intensity of the UVA radiation from tanning beds “can be 10 to 15 times higher than that of the midday sun,” according to the report published in the journal Pediatrics. Twenty minutes in a booth exposes you to the same amount of damaging ultra-violet light as spending a day on a Mediterranean beach, according to experts.

Now, skin cancer can happen to anyone, but there are certain skin types which are particularly prone to burning. Avoid tanning beds if you:

- have fair skin
- don’t tan easily
- have naturally red or blonde hair
- have blue or green eyes
- have a hereditary background of skin cancers

We encourage everyone to take care in the sun by wearing sunscreen and avoiding tanning beds. Remember, there is no safe tan, so the best way is to fake it.

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