Indoor Tanning Benefits

Published: 01st September 2006
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Too often we hear all the negative thing about tanning beds but what about the indoor tanning benefits? Great news! Read on to find about some of the benefits you can enjoy.

Most of the studies we hear about are all negative telling us how bad tanning is for us and how tanning beds are no safer than a natural sun tan. Results vary a great deal depending on who does the study and who the control group is. But the message continues to be the same "Bad!" "Tanning is Bad," "Tanning Beds Are Bad."

All stress the high risks of skin cancer and melanoma from tanning but what is the real risks? There is no question that there is a risk but how big of a risk remains the question. After all life is a risk.

Some people will dye from smoking, high cholesterol; environmental exposures yet other people will smoke all their lives, eat badly, drink too much and live to a ripe old age of 100. Genetics is really an important factor for all of us.

So us common sense, tan in moderation, don't let yourself burn, and enjoy the benefits that indoor tanning has to offer. Yes there are benefits!

Recent studies have shown several health benefits to tanning which have resulted in some doctors now recommending tanning rather than warning against it.

Indoor tanning beds are an exceptionally good way to get that tan because the UV rays you are exposed to can be controlled by the type of lamps the bed has reducing the harmful effects and leaving you to enjoy the benefits. So what are those benefits?

Most importantly it allows you to get the essential levels of vitamin D that you need. You need UV exposure in order for the body to use the vitamin D you get. Vitamin D is linked with treating and preventing.

1. Fibromyalgia
2. High Blood Pressure
3. Breast Cancer
4. Prostate Cancer
5. Colon Cancer
6. Depression
7. SAD
8. Osteoporosis
9. Rheumatoid arthritis, and other forms of arthritis
10. PMS
11. Skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne
12. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Many doctors now agree that moderate exposure to UV light is good for your health because it is the only way the body can manufacture vitamin D.

How much vitamin D your body makes actually depends on your skin tone. Skin rich in melanin absorbs UV radiation so the darker your skin is the longer the exposure to the sun you will need to get the needed vitamin D.

Dr Michale Holick a professor at the Boston University School of Medicine noted brief exposure to sunshine or indoor tanning can ward of many debilitating and sometimes deadly diseases, including ovary, osteoporosis, hypertension, colon cancer, diabetes, depression, cancer of the bladder, breast cancer, prostate and kidney cancer. As well as well as non Hodgkin's lymphoma.

The FDA strictly regulates the indoor tanning industry and it enforces those regulations requiring each bed to provide detailed consumer information to avoid overexposures and listing recommended exposure levels.

Understanding the risks means you'll be able to enjoy the indoor tanning benefits. It's more than skin deep! It's about the overall health benefits.

About The Author:

Claris has worked for a tanning salon for more than 5 years and has extensive knowledge on both tanning methods of products such as lotions, sun screen and home tanning beds. At , Claris will give you a 2-Week "Perfect Tan" regiment that will provide you with the exact shade that you want without sacrificing your skin health.

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Adrian Lawrence on September 12, 2011 said:
There are also potential health concerns with the use of indoor tanning, if you have any worries, then discuss with your doctor before starting a program.

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