Tanning Booths Said To Be More Dangerous Than Sunlight

Sporting the bronze or tanned look is a great fashion in the U.S. As  most  of the european countries are exposed to less amount of sunshine, people there often resort to tanning beds.

Getting oneself tanned is a way of preparing for summer and its activities out there.

It is a deep mindset that getting tanned makes one good looking. So, people in huge numbers resort to this methodology.

A tanning bed or sunbed is a device emitting ultraviolet radiation  used to produce a cosmetic tan.  These beds are designed in such a way that they  emit UV in a spectrum that is somewhat similar to the sun.

A tan is often seen as cosmetically attractive and as an outward sign of good health. But what most of us fail to note is the fact that a tan is actually a sign of skin damage.

When the skin is exposed to UV radiation, it tends to get damaged. This damage leads to further production of the pigment Melanin that in turn leads to the production of tan.

The reason tanning beds have gained popularity is because people have a false notion that tanning booths are safer than acquiring a tan “outdoors”. People are not aware of the extent of damage their skin undergoes in a tan booth.

In fact tanning booths are far more harmful than the Sun. Natural sunlight contains a mixture of both short wave UV-B and longer wave UV-A rays. Exposure to UV-B ray’s leads to rapid tanning and burning and excess of exposure leads to skin cancer, including malignant melanoma.
Indoor tanning booths and beds most commonly use ultraviolet bulbs that emit predominantly UV-A rays. Thereby increasing the risks of cancer.

Not just that UV-A rays is said to penetrate deep into the skin and affect the cells involved in the body’s immune response.

Looking good is a major priority for most of the people and so many of them get addicted to this system of indoor tanning, irrespective of the season.

It is always good to stay away from harm; it is better than fretting and fuming later on in search of a cure or answer for the damage that has occurred to one’s body.

Take care of your skin and body, they belong entirely to you and you are responsible for it. Tanning oneself and exposure to sunlight further causes wrinkles.

Avoid being exposed to the sun for long period of time and at the same time restrict yourself from using the tan booths.

1 response to Tanning Booths Said To Be More Dangerous Than Sunlight

  1. Huh. What tanning bed/lamps were used in this test? Kinda unrealistic to lump ALL tanning beds/booths/lamps together. That’s like saying the Ford Pinto is dangerous so all cars are dangerous.

    Kinda not really true unless we get specific.

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