Indoor Tanning - The Smart Choice!Moderate exposure to the sun's UV rays is vital for human health. Not only does it invigorate the body by helping in numerous bodily functions, but it also boosts immunity and longevity. Soft UVB rays make the skin produce Vitamin D - the 'sunshine vitamin' that makes healthy bones and strong teeth.
* Vitamin D is essential for the formation of strong bones and teeth.
* Vitamin D reduces risk of colon, breast and ovarian cancers by 50%.
* Vitamin D deficiency may cause osteoporosis.
But you cannot possibly venture out in the sun and hope to benefit from the sunrays; they are too harsh especially in the summer.
Outdoor Tanning - Not a Good Idea!
When you are on the beach sleeping under the warm sun, you absorb too much of UV rays. Excessive exposure to UV rays is harmful in more ways than one. It causes-
* Skin damage
* Premature aging
* Skin cancer in severe cases
And you never know when you could fall asleep under the sun and let your skin ablaze!
More importantly, you cannot control nature. The intensity of the rays, ratio of UVA and UVB go on fluctuating throughout the day and season to season. Outdoor tanning is fraught with uncertainty and you cannot depend on it in any way for a decent, good looking tan. There are simply too many variables.
Indoor tanning - A Smart Choice!
The lamps inside the indoor tanning equipment emit the same UV rays that the sun does. And with this comes the control that we have been looking for. UVA and UVB rays can be kept in the right proportion and their intensity can be kept low. UVB produces Vitamin D in the skin and you can very easily glean its benefits.
Trained professionals attend to you in these indoor tanning salons and they know exactly what your skin type is and how much of radiation you need. They are required by law to maintain their equipment and standards and periodic checks are mandatory. So you can be sure that you are in safe hands. They make sure you apply the right lotion before you tan so in no case is your skin harmed. Of course there are risks involved, and you must take every safety precaution that is laid down. You must on your own ask them for the details and let them know if you are new. If you take care of these things, indoor tanning is for you.
Tanning is also like an immunization for sunburns. People who hide indoors are more likely to suffer sunburns than tanners. You can't possible avoid a trip outdoors, can you? Everybody needs activities in the sunshine once in a while.
With indoor tanning you can flaunt your perfect golden tan any time of the day, any time of the year, cloudy or gloomy. It's smart and it's safe if you follow the instructions.