Tanning Beds have their own share of drawbacks!

It is a well established fact that all living things need sun to survive. However, over-exposure to sun may have some adverse effects on you and you are prone to various diseases. Over-exposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun cause skin cancer, so tanning beds are the best alternative, though they also come with their share of drawbacks. Now a lot of people are having sun tan and it is becoming an outdoor ritual lately.

During summer, the tanning becomes an outdoor ritual for most of the people. Tanning beds have caught on with people of late and have become very popular with the passage of time. However, there is a lot of divided opinions on the use of these tanning beds as they have their own share of harmful effects.

With increasing demand of tanning beds, they offer the user alternative methods of sunlight exposure. The sunlight consists of ultraviolet rays which are harmful for the pigmentation of the skin. The long ultraviolet rays of the sun penetrate the deep layers of the skin while the shorter length UV rays touch the surface of the skin. That is why these rays are more harmful and cause speedy aging of the skin. The person over exposed to these rays gets wrinkles, age spots and many other complications.

Overexposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun causes skin cancer, which, in the medical terminology, is called melanoma. Tanning beds are a perfect alternative to it, though, it does not deny the fact that they are also harmful for the skin. Like sun, tanning beds also emit the combination of UV and UB rays and UV rays speed up the process of tanning. In case the UVB rays are reduced to a level of 40%, this reduces the danger to a certain extent. The fact of the matter remains that this does not completely eradicate the danger.

Tanning beds come with a lot of side effects because of the UV rays. There is a greater possibility of the burning of skin with tanning beds. The burnt skin becomes the damaged skin causing the skin cancer in years to come.