The Pros & Cons of Sunbeds: Closer Look at Indoor Tanning

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When it comes to achieving that sun-kissed glow, we understand that many people turn to sunbeds as a convenient option. It’s an ideal way for those seeking a bronzed complexion without the need for extended sun exposure.

However, like any beauty trend, it’s essential to consider both the benefits and potential drawbacks. In this blog, we’ll delve into the world of sunbeds, exploring their advantages, disadvantages, and the importance of responsible tanning. By booking a relaxing course of minutes on our high-tech stand-up sunbed in Kettering, you can achieve that glowing, suntanned look.

We recommend gradually increasing your minutes, so your skin gets used to the UV rays and increased amount of Vitamin D. Sunlight exposure triggers the synthesis of vitamin D in our bodies, a vital nutrient that supports bone health, boosts the immune system, and uplifts mood. Sunbeds, equipped with UVB rays, can stimulate vitamin D production similarly to natural sunlight. This benefit can be particularly valuable for individuals living in regions with long winters or those with limited access to direct sunlight.

Starting off on a low amount, that’s appropriate for your skin type is advised, then as and when your skin gets used to it, increase! Your skin type can be decided with a simple online test or through a face-to-face consultation! Retention is key to ensure the tan keeps developing in a natural format, as well as also prepping the skin for upcoming holidays where you will be in the sun for a prolonged period. Tanning accelerators are recommended when tanning for added benefits like a darker tan and extra protection, especially those with SPF in!

Don’t get me wrong, there are risks, like with everything, but the benefits are never-ending! And you can attempt to avoid the risks with simple tasks, for example not over-exposing the skin by doing lowered minutes. Blondes are recommended to wear shower caps that aren’t see-through, to ensure their light-locks don’t get a yellow tone from the UV. Extra protection includes googles/ eye pieces to protect the eyes and covering up sensitive areas that are more prone to burning, like nipples and genitals. This is the best way to see the development of your tan, through TAN LINES! On a serious note though, if a prolonged period of time is used on the sunbed, without correct protection, it may lead to premature aging, wrinkles, sunspots, and an increased risk of melanoma and other types of skin cancer. However, this is referring to excessive, unnatural amounts of sun exposure and has no direct link through medical research.

A TIP for those going abroad, or going on a sun bed on a hot day… DON’T go on a sunbed then sunbathe afterwards. Your skin will become over sensitive, causing you to burn and be more prone to side effects, like sun stroke! Prepping the skin before a summer holiday, should be done at least 24 hours before so the skin isn’t too sensitive. In certain cases, sunbeds are employed as part of phototherapy treatments to alleviate symptoms of various skin conditions. For instance, individuals with psoriasis, eczema, or vitiligo may undergo targeted UVB therapy to manage their conditions. Some individuals have been found to become addicted to Sun Beds, which can be detrimental to both their physical and mental health. Overuse of sunbeds can contribute to skin damage, an increased risk of cancer, and cause addictive disorders and body dysmorphia. If you control your sessions responsibly, like at M’s Beauty, your tanning session can be tailored to your skin type which minimizes the risk of these side effects. The intensity of each session is tracked on our stand-up sunbed to ensure the skin isn’t being over-exposed or at risk of burning.

Book your course or individual minutes either on-line or over the phone at M’s Beauty in Kettering, for safe, sufficient and sunny paradise to prep your skin for all your summer travels this year in our exclusive, private Tanning Studio!

Those that may lack sunlight in their region or don’t spend time outside day-to-day, reduces the accessibility to hold a tan. Sunbeds are convenient for this as they are quick in speed and don’t take too much of a dent out of your day. Not to mention alleviating depressive symptoms (SAD specifically) where your mood is substantially lowered when the weather is dull, gloomy and raining. Sunbeds can provide a controlled and consistent source of UV radiation for therapeutic purposes, by taking 5-10 minutes out of your day to relax and get some vital Vitamin D! A short-sun getaway, so to speak!

Book your course or individual minutes either on-line or over the phone at M’s Beauty in Kettering, for safe, sufficient and sunny paradise to prep your skin for all your summer travels this year in our exclusive, private Tanning Studio! Get yours booked in by clicking here

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