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The Benefits of a Tanning Membership

There are certainly some benefits to signing up for a membership at a local tanning salon. However, before we get to the benefits of a tanning membership, we would like to discuss some of the benefits of tanning in general.

Is Tanning Actually Good for You?

We’ve all heard that getting too much sunlight can be bad for us. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet light can certainly cause an uncomfortable sunburn but it can also cause wrinkles, premature aging of the skin, discoloration, even various types of skin cancer. Those are some scary problems but those problems are associated with excessive exposure to ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet light in moderation actually has some benefits. And there are studies that show that UV exposure may not be as dangerous as the media makes it out to be.

One study that came out of Oslo University Hospital in Norway shows that when people are exposed to moderate levels of sunlight on a regular basis, it actually promotes good health because ultraviolet light stimulates the production of vitamin D in the body.

Vitamin D is an important component in many bodily functions. It is crucial for the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. It helps boost the immune system. Studies show that it may help reduce the risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

Studies have also shown that vitamin D helps keep the brain working well as we get older. Numerous studies have shown that people with the proper levels of vitamin D have a far lower risk of developing cancer than people who are deficient in vitamin D. Researchers from Harvard Medical School also found that vitamin D helps reduce the severity and frequency of asthma symptoms.

Research that came out of the study at Oslo University Hospital showed that the benefits of exposure to moderate levels of ultraviolet light on a regular basis “far out way the miniscule risk of developing cutaneous malignant melanoma.” The researchers said that it is primarily over exposure in the form of sunburns that puts people at risk of getting cancer.

Membership Has Its Benefits

With studies showing that exposure to ultraviolet light may not be as dangerous as many people believe, when done in moderate amounts on a regular basis, we can see that there are actually some health benefits with regards to catching some rays. Getting a membership at a local tanning salon has its benefits as well.

Because over exposure is dangerous but exposure to moderate amounts of ultraviolet light on a regular basis may have some health benefits, a tanning salon would be a better solution than lying out in the sun. The amount of ultraviolet light you are exposed to in a tanning salon is controlled while lying out in the sun will expose you to varying amounts of UV light depending on the time of day, the time of year, weather conditions and other variables.

With a tanning membership, you won’t have to pay each time you visit the tanning salon and this will make it a more economical choice for anyone that wants to tan on a regular basis. Shorter duration tanning sessions done more often, is a much safer way to tan than longer duration sessions.

With a membership at a tanning salon you may also be eligible to receive upgrades or discounts on product purchases. The biggest benefit is that a membership to a tanning salon offers the safest and most cost-effective way to get a great tan.

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The Benefits of Tanning Lotions and Skin Care for Sun Worshipers

Many people want to have a beautiful, bronze complexion but they are also aware of the danger that overexposure to UV rays can cause. On this page we are going to talk about some of the potential health problems that can be caused by getting too much sunlight and we will also go over the benefits of tanning lotions and skin care for people that are on a quest for the perfect tan.

Types of Damage That the Sun Can Cause

A golden brown tan may be beautiful, but when you get a tan, it is your skin’s response to getting too much sunlight. Overexposure to ultraviolet light can also cause a number of skin problems.

Too much ultraviolet light can cause wrinkles and premature aging of the skin. According to an article on webmd.com more than 80% of the signs of aging skin that adults experience are caused by tans that they had when they were teenagers. Ultraviolet light damages elastin in the skin and when those fibers breakdown, skin will begin to stretch and sag, losing its elasticity.

Another sign of premature aging is something known as age spots or liver spots. Age spots are not caused by age or getting older, they are caused by exposure to ultraviolet light over the years. In addition to age spots and freckles, overexposure to sunlight can also cause an uneven skin tone and irregular pigmentation.

Of course one of the most serious problems that can be caused by overexposure to ultraviolet light are the various types of skin cancer.

Be Careful with Lotions That Accelerate Tanning

Some suntan lotions are designed to help you get tan faster. Getting tan faster just means that your skin is being damaged more quickly. If you use a lotion that accelerates tanning, make sure you limit the amount of time you spend exposed to ultraviolet light. Getting a nice tan may help you look great now, but in a decade or two you will see the damage that has been done.

Tanning Lotions and Skin Care Products Can Help Prevent Some of Those Problems

Some tanning lotions contain ingredients like essential oils, vitamins, antioxidants and other ingredients that help nourish your skin and help prevent the types of damage mentioned above. Tanning lotions and skin care products can help rehydrate your skin which is very important because exposure to ultraviolet light can easily dry out your skin.

Some tanning lotions also have an SPF value like you would find in sunscreen. The higher the SPF, the more protection you will get from ultraviolet light. Lotions with an SPF value prevent UV rays from penetrating your skin and causing the types of damage we’ve been talking about. A tanning lotion with an SPF may not allow you to get a suntan as quickly as you would if you were not wearing any protection, but if you like to spend time outdoors you will need the extra protection to prevent overexposure.

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What a Whiter Smile Means to You

A lot of things can cause your teeth to become yellow or discolored. People who smoke or drink too much coffee for example can have some discoloration. Your teeth can also experience some discoloration just because you’re getting older. Getting your teeth whitened can correct the problem, giving you a bright beautiful smile. Why is that important? On this page we are going to explore what a whiter smile means to you.

The Benefits of a Whiter Smile

A whiter smile simply looks nicer than a mouthful of yellow or discolored teeth. Because a whiter smile looks better, there are numerous benefits. One such benefit is that you will make a better first impression on people when you meet them. People tend to make judgments about other people very quickly and a bright beautiful smile will help you make a good first impression.

A whiter smile is also associated with youthfulness. Because teeth can become stained and discolored as we get older, whiter teeth will give you a younger, healthier appearance.

Believe it or not, a beautiful smile can even help you advance in your career. First impressions are important for getting a job in the first place, but a whiter smile can also help you get raises and promotions. Most people won’t like to admit it, but many people make judgments based on the appearance of others. Studies show that more attractive people tend to be more successful in their careers.

Another benefit of a whiter smile is that you will simply feel better about yourself. If you feel like you are more attractive, you will also have more self-confidence and greater self-esteem. When you have more self-confidence and greater self-esteem, you exude a different kind of energy and people will respond to that. When you have a nice looking smile, you will smile more often and there are some benefits to smiling more often as well.

The Benefits of the Simple Act of Smiling

Believe it or not, the simple act of smiling can actually make you feel better. There was a psychologist named Paul Ekman PhD who found that when making certain facial expressions, he actually ended up feeling the emotions that he was mimicking. He and a partner went on to conduct a research study and they found the same results in the college students they tested. When students were instructed to smile using the muscles in their cheeks and around their mouths, they felt happy and it didn’t matter whether they were smiling spontaneously or on purpose.

There was also a study that followed a group of women for 30 years to study the lifetime benefits of smiling. The study found that women who showed genuine smiles in their college yearbook photos ended up having happier marriages and better overall well-being.

The simple act of smiling can actually make you happy. With a whiter, more beautiful smile, you’ll be more confident and you’ll be smiling naturally and a nice smile may be more valuable than you realize.

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Special Life Events and Tanning – Some Tips for Getting the Perfect Tan before That Special Day

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We all want to look our best when there is a special occasion. Whether it’s a wedding, a prom, a high school reunion, or even a vacation, we want to look good when we know people will be taking pictures. One way to make sure that you look your best at different types of events is to get a nice tan.

A beautiful, bronze complexion gives you a youthful, glowing look that others will be envious of. But there is a right way and a wrong way to go about getting the perfect tan, so we would like to share some tips to help you get your tan the right way.

Don’t Wait until the Last Minute

When you have a special event coming up, like a wedding or a reunion, you will usually know well in advance so there is no reason to wait until the last minute to start working on your tan. Besides, trying to get a tan at the last minute will only result in failure. You will either end up getting a nasty sunburn, or you will leave the tanning salon looking exactly the way you did when you went in. And that leads us to our next tip.

Build Your Tan over Time

You can’t get a nice tan in one day and it’s really not even safe to try. Overexposure to ultraviolet light has a number of associated health risks including wrinkles, premature aging, and skin cancer. Of course those risks come with “overexposure.” Exposure to moderate amounts of ultraviolet light on a regular basis is the safe way to a beautiful tan.

Exfoliate Your Skin before You Can

Exfoliating your skin before your tanning session helps remove dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, allowing the ultraviolet light to penetrate for a better tan.

Use a Moisturizer

It’s a good idea to use a moisturizer before and after your tanning session. Exposer to ultraviolet light can dry out your skin, so keep your skin hydrated for healthier, nicer looking skin.

Avoid Getting Burned on All Costs

A lot of people believe that they need to get a sunburn first, before they can get a nice tan. They think that once they get a sunburn, the burn will fade away into a nice-looking tan. This is not only untrue, it is also dangerous. Studies have shown that exposure to ultraviolet light is not as dangerous as people think and it is getting sunburns that can lead to skin cancer.

The idea that you need to get a sunburn before you get a nice tan is just completely and utterly false, so it’s really just a painful and dangerous waste of time. The safest and most effective way to get a nice tan is to do a number of short duration tanning sessions on a regular basis so that you get the tan without the burn.

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Tips to Effective Tanning for Deep Bronze Color

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If you want to get a deep, dark tan, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about doing it. If you go about tanning the wrong way you can end up getting a nasty sunburn and doing a lot of damage to your skin, or it can take much longer than it needs to in order to achieve the results you are looking for. We are going to share some tips to effective tanning for deep bronze color on this page to help you get the results you want as quickly as possible.

Preparation Before Tanning

Before you head out to the beach or to your local tanning salon, there are some things you can do to get prepared for a better tan. One thing that you can do is to shave before you tan. If you shave after you tan, you’ll be removing some of the dead skin cells on the surface and your tan will actually fade a little bit. If you are going to shave, do so before you go out tanning and shave several hours before you go tanning to give your skin a chance to recover.

A lot of people also recommend exfoliating before you go tanning. Exfoliating will remove as many dead skin cells as possible, skin cells that would flake away and cause your tan to fade. It’s also a good idea to use a moisturizer because exposing your skin to UV light can dry it out. Use a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and look for a moisturizer or a suntan lotion that contains essential oils, vitamins, and antioxidants to help prevent damage caused by UV rays.

The Tanning Process

Avoid overexposure to ultraviolet light. Your exposure to UV light should be done in short periods over several days or even possibly a couple of weeks. Too much ultraviolet light at any given time can cause a sunburn and many people falsely believe that a sunburn will fade into a beautiful tan. This is not the case, all a sunburn will do is damage your skin.

It’s best to start with short tanning sessions of just 5 to 10 minutes. You can do that twice per day and you can gradually increase the amount of time you spend tanning. If you are tanning the old fashion way, by lying out in the sun, try to avoid doing so during the middle of the day when the sun is strongest. Avoid tanning between 11 AM and 3 PM to avoid the harshest rays. If you are visiting a tanning salon, the ultraviolet light can be adjusted to your desired strength so these time restrictions won’t be an issue.

What to Do after a Tanning Session

We recommended that you moisturize your skin before you tan and we would also recommend that you use a moisturizer after tanning. Keeping your skin hydrated is very important. It’s also a good idea to take a shower after tanning to remove any oils or suntan lotions from your skin, but apply your moisturizer after your shower.

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Benefits of a UV Tan Versus Traditional Sun Tanning

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If you have a choice between lying out in the sun or visiting a tanning salon, you may be interested in some of the benefits of a UV tan versus traditional sun tanning and that is exactly what we’re going to talk about on this page.

Artificial Versus Natural Light When Sun Tanning

You can get a tan by lying on the beach or on a deck chair, or by lying in a tanning bed at a tanning salon. The primary difference between the tanning salon and lying out in the sun is that the sun’s rays are made up of both UVA and UVB light while tanning beds primarily use long wave UVA rays. Why is that important? Well, UVA rays do not cause sunburns as easily as UVB rays. Therefore, you’re less likely to suffer a sunburn when tanning at a salon as long as you do your tanning in moderation.

It is important to note however that although UVA rays were once thought to be harmless, it is now known that both UVA and UVB rays can cause damage to the skin with overexposure.

Whether you are using a tanning bed or soaking up the sun’s rays outdoors, sun tanning does have some inherent risks. Overexposure to ultraviolet light can of course lead to sunburns but it can also cause premature aging and wrinkles. Overexposure to UV rays can even lead to skin cancer. However, the key word here is “overexposure.” If done carefully and in moderation, getting a nice tan can give you the look you want while minimizing the risks. And protecting yourself from overexposure is more easily controlled in a salon than it is outdoors.

Some Benefits of Tanning at a Salon

In addition to reduced exposure to UVB rays, there are a number of other benefits of a UV tan versus traditional sun tanning. One of the major benefits is that tanning in a salon means that you’re getting your tanning in a highly controlled environment. A tanning bed is set to produce a carefully balanced amount of UV light. The UV rays emitted by a tanning bed are very consistent so you can control precisely how much UV light you are being exposed to. When tanning outdoors, this is not the case. Even if you tan outside for the same amount of time each time you tan, the amount of UV light you are exposed to can vary greatly.

Because you can control the amount of UV light you are exposed to and because tanning beds can give you a controlled and consistent amount of UV exposure, tanning in a salon can be a lot safer than traditional sun tanning. Of course there are a number of other benefits as well. Tanning at a salon gives you the convenience of being able to tan whenever you please. Traditional Sun tanning obviously requires particular weather conditions. Tanning at a salon also offers you privacy that’s not always possible with traditional sun tanning.

The ability to eliminate certain variables like weather conditions, the seasons, time of day etc. and the ability to control how much ultraviolet light you are exposed to make a UV tan a much better choice than traditional sun tanning.

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The Relationship between Tanning and Looking/Feeling Good

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While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, most people in this country see beautiful, bronze skin as an attractive trait. In some parts of the world, where people are naturally darker, they actually try to avoid the sun and lighten their skin. In Victorian times, it was fashionable to have pale skin because that was a sign that you had money and didn’t have to work out in the fields. However, today having a tan is widely regarded as an attractive trait and there is also a relationship between looking good and feeling good.

Why Do People Think That Tanned Skin Is Beautiful?

I asked a lot of people this question and I got many different answers. Some people said that a tan will help make your muscles look more toned and more well defined. Some people also said that a tan makes people look younger. Another common answer to the question was that a tan gives your skin a certain glow and makes you look more alive.

Having a tan today doesn’t mean that you have to do manual labor outdoors all day long. Today, having a tan is more associated with people that have an active, outdoor lifestyle. A tan makes people look more healthy and fit. Pale skin is often associated with sickness, which is another reason why a tan makes people seem more healthy and vibrant. These were among the most common answers I received when I asked people why they thought tanned skin was attractive.

Looking Good and Feeling Good

It’s hard to deny that there is a correlation between the way people look and their self-esteem. When people feel like they look good, they will also feel better about themselves. There are actually some scientific studies that document this correlation. And because looking good can equate to feeling good, having a nice tan may actually make you feel better about yourself.

In addition to just feeling better about yourself because you are please with your appearance, having a tan actually make you feel better physically. The reason that you may actually feel better physically when you get a tan is because exposure to ultraviolet light stimulates vitamin D production. Of course it’s possible to get vitamin D in your diet, but most people don’t eat all the right foods to get the vitamin D they need. Spending some time in the sun, or even using a tanning bed to catch some rays, will help your body produce this necessary vitamin.

What is it about vitamin D that makes people feel better? Well, vitamin D plays an important role in several ways. It helps regulate cell growth, it can boost your immune system, and it helps with energy metabolism. Vitamin D is also associated with higher bone density. With higher bone density you will be less prone to injury if you happen to take a fall. There was a study done in 2005 that showed a remarkable correlation in the levels of vitamin D and an increase in leg strength. There have also been studies showing that vitamin D helps reduce the risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

It’s probably not a surprise that if you are please with your appearance, you will feel better about yourself. However, most people are unaware of just how much better vitamin D can make them feel physically. Because you can get vitamin D from tanning, it’s possible that tanning will make you not only look good, but also feel good.

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What Are the Benefits of Using Lotions When Tanning?

You can purchase suntan lotion at nearly any beauty salon, grocery store, drugstore, or big-box retailer. Many people regularly rub lotion all over themselves before lying out in the sun. Some do it just out of habit and others do it because they are aware of the benefits of using lotions when tanning. If you are one of those people that rub suntan lotion on yourself before you lie out in the sun but you really don’t know why, we are going to share some of the benefits of using suntan lotion with you on this page.

Protection from the Sun

People lie out in the sun to get a tan, but a lot of people also do it for relaxation. Not too many people decide to lie on the beach for 15 minutes and then pack up and go home. People that go to the beach generally spend a bit of time there and the longer you spend in the sun, the more you are exposing your skin to harmful ultraviolet light.

Using a tanning lotion can help offer you some protection. Many suntan lotions will contain some sunscreen with an SPF as low as 2 to as high as 50 or more. Suntan lotions with an SPF rating will block ultraviolet light from penetrating your skin and prevent things like sunburn, premature aging, and other negative effects.

Hydration

When you are outside soaking up the sun, exposure to ultraviolet light can dehydrate your skin. One of the benefits of using lotions when tanning is that the lotions often contain moisturizers, essential oils, botanical extracts, antioxidants, and other ingredients that will help prevent your skin from drying out. The ingredients in many suntan lotions can also help protect your skin from developing wrinkles and losing elasticity.

Get a Faster Tan

I don’t know if there is any scientific evidence to back it up but a lot of people say that suntan lotions will accelerate the tanning process. They say that by delivering nutrients and essential vitamins that will help keep your skin healthy, the tanning process happens faster.

It’s important to note however that tanning accelerators can actually make your skin more sensitive to ultraviolet light and can actually increase the probability of skin damage. If you’re going to use a product that accelerates the tanning process, make sure that you limit the amount of time you spend exposing your skin to ultraviolet light.

Get a Darker, Longer-Lasting Tan

Some suntan lotions are designed to promote the production of melanin. Some lotions are designed to help increase blood flow to the skin which will help bring more melanin to the surface. Either way, more melanin means a darker, longer lasting tan.

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The Benefits of Professional Self Tanning Lotions

If you would like to get a beautiful tan but you are worried about the damaging effects of the sun, you might be curious about some of the other options out there. There are a number of benefits of professional self tanning lotions and after learning about some of the benefits, you may want to give a professional self tanning lotion a try.

A Beautiful Tan without the Risks or Consequences of Sun Exposure

When you get a tan, it is your skin responding to the damage caused by ultraviolet light. Any dermatologist will tell you that the number one cause of aging skin is sun exposure. Skin damage caused by ultraviolet light can be permanent. Even if the signs of damage are not visible right away, you may see the effects many years later. Overexposure to ultraviolet light can cause premature wrinkling, uneven skin pigmentation, and age spots. The damage caused by ultraviolet light can even damage the elastin in your skin, causing it to lose its elasticity and become saggy.

For some people, premature aging is the least of their problems. Overexposure to ultraviolet light can also cause a number of different types of skin cancer. Too much sun can cause actinic keratosis, which is precancerous, and it can also cause basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma which are all forms of skin cancer. Melanoma being the most dangerous and it can also be deadly.

Professional self tanning lotions can allow you to achieve the bronze skin you are looking for without exposing yourself to ultraviolet light. Therefore, you can get a nice tan without putting yourself at risk for all of the problems mentioned above.

Additional Benefits of Professional Self Tanning Lotions

Self tanning lotions give you the ability to have a nice tan whenever you want. You don’t have to expose yourself to ultraviolet light in a tanning bed and you don’t have to wait for a sunny day to go outside and lie in the sun. It doesn’t matter if it’s day or night, summer or winter, rainy or sunny, you can get a nice tan any time.

Self tanning lotions are also able to give you a nice, even tan very quickly. If you were to try to get a tan by lying in the sun or using a tanning bed, you have to be careful to limit your exposure to avoid getting a sunburn. Because of that, getting the tan you want may require several sessions of sunbathing or visits to the tanning salon. Applying a self tanning lotion can be done in just a matter of minutes and you will see the results within a few hours.

How Professional Self Tanning Lotions Work

Professional self tanning lotions contain an ingredient called dihydroxyacetone, or DHA. This ingredient has been cleared by the FDA and is safe to use as a topical solution. DHA reacts with amino acids in your skin, producing pigments known as melanoidins. Melanoidins are very similar in coloration to the melanin in your skin that gives it its color when you get a tan. There may be a slightly noticeable difference in color immediately after applying a self tanning lotion and the color will gradually develop over the course of the next few hours after application.

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The Benefits of Sunless Tanning – A Safer Alternative to Lying out in the Sun

The perfect tan is something that a lot of people are after and there are a number of ways to achieve that look. You can lie out on the beach, soaking up the rays of the sun. You can use a tanning bed at a tanning salon. Or you can choose a sunless tanning option. In the past, self tanning products left people with orange skin and a very unnatural looking tan. However, sunless tanning techniques have improved greatly over the years and it is now a viable and much safer alternative to UV exposure. On this page we are going to go over some of the benefits of sunless tanning.

The Convenience of Sunless Tanning

One benefit of sunless tanning is that it is very convenient. You can get a beautiful tan day or night, at any time of the year, during any type of weather conditions. You don’t have to wait for a sunny day to lie down outside and soak up the sun. You can get a perfect tan any time and the whole process only takes a matter of minutes.

Because you can get a beautiful looking tan on demand, sunless tanning is a great option if you want to get a nice tan before a special event. If you will be going to a wedding, a reunion, or on a vacation, you can get the perfect tan right before that special occasion.

Avoid the Health Risks of UV Exposure

As you probably know, there are some health risks associated with exposure to ultraviolet light. When your skin is exposed to ultraviolet light and you get a tan, it’s your body’s way of trying to protect you from the damaging effects of the sun. Overexposure to ultraviolet light can cause sunburns but it can also cause wrinkles, spots, premature aging and it can even lead to skin cancer.

Sunless tanning allows you to achieve the same look without exposing yourself to any of those risks. Skin cancer is obviously the most serious health risk associated with sun tanning but even if we set that aside, sunless tanning offers some significant benefits. The whole point of getting a tan is to have more attractive skin, so why risk developing wrinkles and prematurely aging skin when you can achieve the same look without the risk?

Are Sunless Tanning Products Safe?

Not only are the sunless tanning products available today able to produce a much more realistic looking tan than the products available years ago, most self tanning products are also completely safe. The tanning products available today that are applied topically are safe to use.

Many sunless tanning products today use an ingredient called dihydroxyacetone or DHA. This ingredient reacts with the dead skin cells found in the outermost layer of your skin. The reaction temporarily causes the skin to appear darker. The darker color of your skin will not wash off but as the dead skin cells naturally flake away the color will fade. According to the FDA, DHA is safe and it has been approved for external application to the skin.

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