Tanning in the sun and tanning in the salon

The sun and its UV rays are essential to life and health, but in some cases can cause harm in excess amounts. The sun emits ultraviolet radiation: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVC rays emitted by the sun are absorbed by the ozone layer while UVA and UVB rays reach our skin. Over exposure to UVA and UVB rays can cause skin burn. Their intensity is dependent on several factors: latitude, season and time of day.

Being out in the sun, we are not able to directly control the amount of exposure to UV rays, which puts us at risk of skin burn. The lamps in tanning beds also emit UVA and UVB rays, but in contrast to the sun, we are able to precisely control the intensity of radiation and exposure time, therefore minimizing the risk of skin burn.

It is a myth that a suntan is more natural and healthier than an indoor tan. Following common sense and the “tanning standard”, we are able to get a nice, natural and healthy tan!



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