What do you do when there are no beaches nearby for you to work on that tan? Or if it’s winter and natural sunlight is hard to come by? It’s called commercial tanning and the best part of the process is that you can get different levels of skin colour depending on what level you choose. There are certain facts you need to aware of though which include both the benefits and risks.
The main benefit of tanning is of course, the healthy bronze skin that you can flaunt even in winter. But some of the other lesser known benefits of tanning are that it helps those suffering from acne, eczema, psoriasis and seasonal effective disorder (SAD). SAD patients suffer from depression in winter and the warm rays help them feel better. On the other hand, there are harmful effects of tanning as well and they come from using a tanning bed. Prolonged over use of tanning beds cause the skin to age prematurely and in addition, overuse can also lead to sun spots and liver spots. Tanning beds also increase the risk of skin cancer melanoma.
However, if you follow a few, simple steps you can eliminate the risks and ensure a healthy, beautiful tan. This is where choosing a commercial tanning salon is important. Firstly, you need to determine the number of visits and the duration that is suitable for your skin type. Most people make the mistake of over exposure and that results in a bad tan. Secondly, choose the right tanning bed of which the high pressure beds are the best since they deliver lower UV rays. Lastly, use lotions to moisturize your skin to keep it healthy and safe.