The Feel-Good Factor
The overwhelming response of customers is that using a tanning bed brings an all-round improvement to their well-being.
The luxury of being in a tanning bed, surrounded by warmth, and cooled by a beautiful breeze system, is a rare opportunity to relax in a hectic world.
Time for quiet, away from the phone, work, and the home allows restoration and repose for the mind.
Looking better helps you to feel better about yourself. The better you feel about yourself, the more you will look after your health in other ways, and the more confident you will feel with the use of indoor tanning beds.
Sun Tanning Without Sunburn
Much has been said in the media about the dangers of over exposure to ultraviolet light. These dangers are derived almost exclusively from the long-term effects of acute, blistering sunburn. When tanning with sunlight it is practically impossible to avoid initial burning. Indoor tanning places itself in a different league from tanning under natural sunlight, because the length of exposure time and the specific proportions of the ultraviolet are controlled and are designed to both maximize tanning and to minimize any dangers of burning.
The ultraviolet light from the sun associated with tanning is composed of UVA and UVB rays. The skin contains special cells (melanocytes) capable of producing melanin and releasing it as pigment. UVB radiation stimulates these melanocyte cells to produce more pigment, which is then browned by the UVA rays as the pigment rises to the skin surface. Tanning beds use much less UVB than in natural sunlight, so as to avoid burning, but enough to produce new pigment which will produce a deeper, longer-lasting tan than with just UVA.
Remember: it takes the melanocytes 2 to 3 days to produce the pigment after stimulation of the melanocytes. This means that you should not expect a dark tan after just one session as is indicated above. A suntan alone, thanks to both the pigment formation and darkened pigmentation, produces some suntan protection – much more than merely the darkening of already existing pigment. This is often overlooked by critics of indoor tanning who often do not appreciate the role played by UVB rays in tanning formation.