Health Risks of Indoor Tanning

body and face tanSunbathing has always been coined to be dangerous. However, that’s not the only harmful method to tanning. Consistently exposing yourself to the sun’s rays is a good way to getting skin cancer but did you know that indoor tanning options are not less innocent to this case? In fact, indoor tanning is more potent at harming your skin than sunbathing alone.
While sunbathing is harmful, there’s little obstruction between you and the source of the UV rays. The shorter the distance, the more harmful the rays are. You also have a consistent dose of UV radiation whenever you have your indoor tanning session. Booking a 30 minute appointment everyday will actually lead to much harmful effects in the future. Due to the consistent exposure of your skin to the radiation, it’s easy for it to age prematurely and you can still experience sunburn despite using a machine to tan.
Another concern would be your eyes. Since you are basking under UV light, you’ll need to make use of a special type of goggles that can help protect your eyes from the light. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean your eyes totally protected. You can still harm your eyes from exposing yourself to this method of tanning if done often. You’ll also have to be with the sunscreen that you’re using if you want to avoid getting sunburned skin during your indoor tanning appointments.
With this thought in mind, it can be disheartening to find out that these methods of tanning is harmful to your body. No need to worry so much as self tanning is still on the list. If you want to get a good tanning experience, self tanners are the healthiest and safest option to get your share of tan. However, don’t let this benefit disillusion you as self tanners can be quite tricky to work with if you’re a beginner.

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