Tanning is Good for you

W hile tanning is marketed as a cosmetic activity, the latest Vitamin D research shows that tanning is natural and pretty much what nature intended us to do. It is becoming more obvious that humans need regular UV exposure as the only true natural way to make Vitamin D. Light is essential to all life on earth. The growing body of scientific evidence is showing that people actually require light exposure to function effectively. Sunshine is healthy; the best source of Vitamin D is the sun. In fact, we get eighty to one hundred percent of our Vitamin D from it. We call it the Sunshine Vitamin for a reason: your skin will produce more Vitamin D by tanning in a non-burning fashion than you would get from drinking 100 glasses of whole milk. Scientists are now linking Vitamin D to positive effects on various kinds of cancers, hypertension, diabetes, depression, osteoporosis, and various other physiological and psychological functions.
M any of the parties promoting that any UV exposure causes damage have ties to the $35 billion sunscreen/sun-scare industry, which is motivated by profit and wants you to overuse their sun protection products. Sun-scare articles, many funded by this industry, will greatly add to today’s Vitamin D-deficient epidemic. It is likely that excessive and uncontrolled exposure to ultraviolet rays could lead to skin cancer, and we should take cancer threats very seriously. However, it is worth mentioning that melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is much more common in indoor workers than in outdoor workers, and it occurs most commonly on parts of the body that don’t get regular UV exposure. Mankind needs sunlight for the nutrients and vitamins it provides, and moderate sun exposure is good for you. Tanning beds and booths act like the sun. In effect, the tanning bed gives you the same emission as the sun but with a more controlled level of UV and exposure, and thus less harmful, giving you the full benefit of Vitamin D. But of course, as with all things, you should tan in moderation. An excess of just about anything in life can be unhealthy.
W e take pride in promoting moderation in tanning, properly evaluating your skin type, and tanning you in a responsible and efficient way. We advise a short exposure time in the beginning and a gradual increase as you start developing your tan. By measured, steady exposure, the burn is avoided, while your skin slowly but surely builds the ability to create a tan. It’s recommended that you allow 48 hours between each session to permit your tan to fully develop between visits. Once you are tan, you can maintain your tan with visits of one to three times per week, depending on your skin type. Also, to help prolong the life of your tan, make sure to keep your skin moisturized with a high quality moisturizer. Our salon professionals will be able to help you choose the perfect lotion for your skin type. We hope to see you soon, and remember: Avoid Sunburn, Not Sunshine!
For your convenience,we provide plenty of beds, extended hours, no contracts, no commitments, and no appointments in our tanning environment. Make your visit to SOL US Tanning a mini-getaway from everyday life. We want to keep you looking and feeling good about yourself. Our clients’ ultimate satisfaction is our goal.