Indoor Tanning at a Glance

  • * Always remove make-up and cosmetics before tanning
  • * Find out your skin type as this is the basis for your exposure time
  • * If you are taking medicines, ask your doctor’s advice
  • * Use only sun cosmetics specially adapted for sunbed use
  • * Always wear eye protection i.e. UV goggles
  • * Take a break from tanning 4 weeks once a year
  • * Only use a sunbed once daily do not tan in the natural sun on the same day

 

Why the Sun Can Brighten Your Day

  • * Sunlight is an important source of vitamin D which is essential for the body’s absorption of calcium, vital for healthy teeth and nails, it regulates the growth and repair of bones and strengthens the immune system.
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  • * The antibacterial qualities of the sun’s rays and their exfoliating effect on the skin work to alleviate the effects of skin disorders such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
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  • * Sunlight is a well-documented mood-enhancer, and is believed to alleviate seasonal affective disorder-related depression (which affects more than 1 million people annually in the UK.
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  • * The sun’s rays have been found to have an effect similar to insulin on the body, lowering the concentration of glucose in the blood, and so are thought to play a role in preventing diabetes.
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  • * Skin contains squalene, a chemical that is converted to cholesterol if it receives insufficient sunlight. Studies have shown a correlation between lack of sunshine and increased blood pressure.
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  • * Sunlight passing through the eye stimulates the part of the brain that regulates mood , body temperature and sex drive. If insufficient light passes through, these functions can slow down.
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  • * There is evidence that sunlight can help prevent cancers of the breast, colon, prostate and ovaries, heart disease and multiple sclerosis.

 

Tanning Tips

  • * Get a Beautiful Tan
  • * Increase fitness and well-being
  • * Develop natural protection from over exposure to the sun
  • * Tan no matter what the weather
  • * Prolong your holiday tan
  • * Control exposure