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Reviewing Tanning Beds Concerns

Mar 16, 2008
Let's just get it out of the way and say it. Tanning beds are a terrible idea. Owning your own is an even worse mistake because it is a temptation you do not need in your life. Such a bed jeopardizes your life just for the sake of appearances. Why would you want to risk premature aging, skin cancer and burns to your corneas? There are other ways to get that healthy glow but without the harmful UV (ultra violent) rays that come from tanning bed bulbs.

Tanning beds are very expensive. They are expensive to purchase and very expensive to operate. Tanning salons in which there are several beds can take this initial loss and upkeep cost since they are renting out the use of the space in small increments of time.

They may charge up to ten dollars per session and be able to book the bed solid for the entire time they are open. Plus, the cost of the sun tan tanning lotion is on average around forty dollars per bottle.

It is more than the cost though. You may be able to afford the electricity bill and the cost of the tanning bed but can your skin afford it? It has been proven countless times that over exposure to the sun causes skin cancer.

The light you receive from such a bed is a concentrated form of sunlight. Many people find themselves becoming addicted to tanning booths and beds, and will continuously use them even after they have achieved a dark skin tone.

You must also consider what repeated of it does to the skin, other than damage the cells. While a golden skin tone is desirable, repeated sessions can break down the elasticity of your skin giving you a very leathery look. Such a bed also ages you.

When skin cells are damaged it leads to a weathered look because the body is not able to repair the damages. Perhaps the name should be changed from a sun tanning booth to a leather one!

If you care about your body and your appearance, then you will care enough to not endanger your health and your skin by using tanning beds. There are ways to get the tanned look but without risking your health.

Why not consider some of the great self tanning lotions now on the market. You can have the same great dark skin but without having to worry that you are endangering your health for the sake of beauty.
About the Author
Mike Selvon owns a number of niche portal. Please visit our tanning portal for more great information on tanning beds, and leave a comment at our tanning beauty blog.
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