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Tanning Has Significant Health Benefits



Did you know tanning has some significant health benefits?


Over the years, tanning salons have gained a bad reputation being people believe utilizing tanning salons can be attributed to skin cancer. Long periods of exposure to UV Rays can be linked back to causing cancer; however, according to many beauty experts, indoor tanning looks better and is healthier for your skin than outdoor tanning.


Indoor tanning offers the same health benefits as outdoor tanning; however, indoor tanning provides a more controlled environment maximizing the benefits of tanning while minimizing the risks.


So, what are the health benefits of indoor tanning?


Indoor tanning reduces your cancer risk by helping your body produce Vitamin D.


UV rays are notorious for having many different harmful effects on the body by promoting abnormal cell growth and killing off good cells in our body. Indoor tanning provides faster tanning results with a shorter exposure time than outdoor tanning while boosting your body’s production of Vitamin D, which helps reduce the risk of cancer and encourages the production of white blood cells, boosting your immune system. Studies indicate that because sunbeds enable exposure to nearly the entire body, it amplifies your body’s effectiveness in producing Vitamin D.


Indoor tanning helps you lose weight.


If you are looking to lose weight, you wouldn’t think that tanning would help you on that front, but UV Rays help boost metabolism by triggering your thyroid gland to go into overdrive, helping your body burn excess calories. Indoor tanning helps you maintain your ideal weight and lose unwanted fat because light boosts serotonin levels, the body’s Happy Hormone. Serotonin not only makes you feel happier but also assists you in managing your weight, and dealing with different depressions, like SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs typically during the winter months when most people lack Vitamin D. Exposing your body to UV Rays and boosting your Vitamin D production also increases your body’s serotonin and endorphin levels (happy hormones). These hormones help elevate your mood and allow you to feel more relaxed, balanced, and less anxious.


Indoor tanning helps balance hormones and natural oil production.


By measuring the dose of UV Ray exposure with indoor tanning, you help your body naturally produce serums to help keep your skin soft and moisturized by balancing your natural oil production to normal levels. UV Rays also ward off different skin anomalies like psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and vitiligo through Phototherapy, where UV light penetrates the skin to combat the cells that cause skin disorders. Furthermore, UV Light can also combat moderate to severe acne and Jaundice. Jaundice Skin is a yellow tinge some people have on their skin, which is attributed to health problems, predominantly in the liver, or as a side effect of some medications. It can take a while for the yellow tinge to disappear from your skin if you have Jaundice, but UV Rays darken the yellow tone, making it less visible.


Other health benefits attributed to indoor tanning are easing muscle stiffness, can help reduce the visibility of scars and stretch marks, and may even help improve your sex life.


At After Glow Tanning Salon, we offer the Daytona Beach and Port Orange area a meticulously designed tanning salon with top-of-the-line tanning and spray tanning equipment and highly knowledgeable staff. We are one of the best tanning salons in the area, with five different levels of state-of-the-art tanning beds that range from Competition Series tanning beds to a Sun Capsule stand-up bed.


Schedule your appointment now and come back in the glow at After Glow Tanning!


Sources: 7 Benefits of Indoor Tanning - Artesian Tan; Benefits Indoor Tanning - Ultrasun International; 5 Health Benefits of Tanning Beds You Didn\'t Know | European Tan (europeantanning.com)

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