Summer is right around the corner! And now that the sun is starting to pick up the heat, it’s time to get that gorgeous flaunt-worthy tan. Why, you may ask? There’s really no satisfactory answer for that, to be honest, but since beauty standards dictate that tanned skin is beautiful skin - that’s good enough for us!
Now, you don’t need us to tell you how to get the deed down. Either head to your favorite salon or the beach, whatever you prefer. What we want to talk about today are tanning facts you need to be aware of before opting to go golden brown. As with all beauty standards, you’re losing much more than you’re gaining by adhering to this beauty standard.
Here are some tanning facts you should know about.
1. Not Good For Your Immune System
How would you feel if you find out that it comes with a heavy cost? The cost of your immune system. It is estimated that the radiation your skin is exposed to after 10 indoor tanning sessions in a span of just 14 days can oppress your cancer-fighting immune system.
2. People Just Don’t Listen
Tanning is fun but you cannot deny the dangers that it brings. We aren’t strangers to the dangers of UV radiation. We’ve seen tons of advertisements, pamphlets, flyers, and whatnot on the importance of protecting your skin from UV radiation. Still, who pauses to think about consequences before booking. In the USA, around 30 million people opt for tanning themselves indoors and 71% of that population happen to be women ranging from 16 to 29 years of age.
3. Base Tan Is Not Helpful
A base tan is developed when a person consistently goes for short tanning sessions using sunbeds. This speeds up the tanning process and enables your body to develop resistance to the sun. Now, many people are under the impression that a base tan can protect the skin from damage. In reality, however, it makes them more vulnerable to getting a bad sunburn.
So, are you still planning on getting a tan?