It is important to note that moderate sunlight exposure as delivered by tanning beds has never been linked to cancer. Burning and over exposure have been linked to skin cancer. However with Sunco Tanning Beds you can adjust the proper exposure to minimize the risks and therefore attain the positive effects of the sun.

The warning about tanning beds have been poorly understood in the past. For example, all of the skin cancer horror stories that you hear about all came from people who went about tanning outside under the sun the wrong way 20 years ago. 20 to 40 years ago almost everyone that went out in the sun would get burnt which would fade into a nice looking tan, so sun worshippers would go to the beach with limited time to get sun burnt. This is what causes skin cancer, the repetitiveness of getting sun burnt.

Vitamin D comes from sun rays. Sunlight is a natural source of Vitamin D, which is essential to absorption of calcium. Calcium is main ingredient in maintaining healthy bone structure. Your body makes vitamin D when your skin is exposed to the ultraviolet B (UVB) rays in sunlight. You probably need from 5 to 30 minutes of exposure to the skin on your face, arms, back or legs (without sunscreen) two times every week. Traditionally, vitamin D deficiency has been associated with rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue doesn’t properly mineralize, leading to soft bones and skeletal deformities. But increasingly, research is revealing the importance of vitamin D in protecting against a host of health problems. Symptoms of bone pain and muscle weakness can mean you have a vitamin D deficiency. However, for many people, the symptoms are subtle. Yet even without symptoms, too little vitamin D can pose health risks. Low blood levels of the vitamin have been associated with the following:

  • Increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease
  • Cognitive impairment in older adults
  • Severe asthma in children
  • Cancer

Research suggests that vitamin D could play a role in the prevention and treatment of a number of different conditions, including type1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance, and multiple sclerosis.

You can reduce the risks of using a tanning bed by controlling the amount of exposure. If you notice that after your tanning session that you got burnt, then the next time you go you need to reduce your time a little. Getting sun burnt is the worse thing you can do to your skin. Also, to reduce risk, be sure to wear the goggles for your eyes.

Indoor Versus Outdoor Tanning

The benefits of indoor tanning versus outdoor tanning are widely discussed in the cosmetic and health industries, It is ultimately up to you to decide which method is healthy and convenient for you. When you use a Sunco Tanning Bed, your skin produces a tan in the same way that it does when you bask in the sun — through the absorption of ultraviolet light. The danger of outdoor tanning is exposing yourself to too much ultraviolet light. Climate changes in the atmosphere that has many of us slathering on sunblock and sunscreen before we step outside in the hot sun. While indoor tanning allows you to control the amount of UV light that you are exposed to, so that you do not get a sunburn or prepare your epidermis for a predisposition to skin cancer. You cannot control harmful UV rays from the sun anymore than you can control the weather. Compared to indoor tanning, outdoor tanning is actually one of the most unreliable ways to achieve that perfect tan. It is, however, a reliable way to achieve a sunburn. Waiting for a reddish burn to fade to a brown accelerates the aging process.

Indoor tanning equipment utilizes the same two kinds of ultraviolet light, UVA and UVB rays that are emitted by the sun. Indoor tanning procedures are highly regulated by government agencies in both Canada and the United States and the equipment is designed to mimic the effect of sunlight. With Sunco tanning beds, exposure times are determined by equipment timer. This minimizes the possibility of the kind of skin damage that is common with outdoor tanning.

Convenience may also be a consideration when it comes to deciding whether indoor tanning versus outdoor tanning is best for you. Depending on weather conditions and government warnings that are issued about the strength of harmful UV rays emitted by the sun, it might not be possible for you to achieve that polished bronze look in time for that important meeting. One of the main benefits of indoor tanning is that safe regular doses of ultraviolet light are prescribed for you in a controlled environment that suits your agenda.

Indoor tanning is also a great help for those suffering from diseases, such as psoriasis or osteoporosis, as UV rays assist the body in manufacturing the Vitamin D it needs to allay such conditions. This is a great benefit to individuals who need to “take their solar vitamins” regularly and are unable to do so on a rainy day.

A session in an Sunco tanning bed is an intelligent way to advance your health while at the same time minimizing your risk of sunburn.

You don’t want too much exposure to UV rays, but the many benefits of indoor tanning, which also include prevention against wrinkles, should be carefully considered the next time you are tempted to slather on sunblock and lie out in the sun.