Yet, as with everything, there are limits. Too much sun and UV light can start leading us down the path (the often very painful path) of diminishing returns. The danger of tanning beds...
Over exposure to UV light has been specifically linked to:
This section gives a brief overview to how skin cancer develops and what the early symptoms are that regular sun bed uses should watch out for. The types, treatment advice and information in relation to skin cancer has also been supplemented into this web site.
Many of us have experienced this painful redening of the skin at one point or another - whether it was on your summer holiday or due to your over zealousness down at the tanning salon. This section proivides tried and proven sun burn remedies that will help you cope with the sting, itch and pain.
This is another danger of tanning beds and a problem facing many of us. This section gives us some insight in to the causes of this phenomena where the skin starts to lose its elasticity.
UV light penetrates right down to the dermis of the skin and can damage its structure. Continued exposure dries our skin out skin. The more moisture we lose from the dermis the more there is a decrease in the overall elasticity of the skin - this is how wrinkles, emphasized frown lines and other signs of premature ageing develop.
These effects only occur over a long period of time, but most people can never think "long term" when it comes to looking good - its all about the here and now. It will only be in your late thirties and early forties that you realize the full extent of the UV exposure you received in your youth.
The formation of cataracts, which is the clouding up of the lens in the eye usually occurs with age. However, links are being found between cataract development and UV radiation.
So yes one danger of tanning beds is it can be linked to premature ageing - but unfortunately no one has been able to calculate just how much UV exposure leads to this. Provided we use tanning equipment responsibly and follow the professional guidelines the risk of developing wrinkles, liver spots, and other aging symptoms are low. People need to realise that the risk of premature aging still does exist even if its full effects are only felt 20 years later.One way of reversing the signs of premature aging is form the use of Alpha Hydroxy Acids found in firming creams and lotions. These acids originate from natural products found in fruit sugars. What these acids do is slow down the aging of the skin that can be caused from stress, pollution and (what we are most concerned with) prolonged UV exposure.