Top tanning myths busted; There's a lot of controversy about whether tanning is safe or not, which is why we're here to set the record straight! Here are the top tanning myths busted:
Tanning beds are safe
Don't fall for the line that tanning beds are a safer way to add colour to the skin than the sun. In reality, no tanning, whether done indoors or outdoors, is safe for you. With tanning beds, you are exposed to UVA rays. While that means that you are less likely to burn than from the sun's UVB rays, UVA exposure can increase your risk of getting skin cancer and cause freckles or moles.
Sunlight is the best form of vitamin D
Perhaps you have heard that a valid reason to tan is to get vitamin D for your day. Although the vitamin has well-known benefits for bone health and more, it is not necessary to expose your body to the sun's radiation to get it. Instead, you can take vitamin D supplements or fill your diet with milk, yoghurt, and other items naturally rich in the vitamin.
Self-tanners protect your skin
While bottled tanners add colour to your skin, they do provide protection against the sun. In other words, they're not a replacement for sunscreen. The tanners simply stain the skin cells on the skin surface, which accounts for the deeper shade you get with regular product use. They are, however, a safer alternative for the skin than sun tanning.
Tanning won't cause premature ageing
This statement is a huge myth. Being exposed to UV rays over time can cause skin to age beyond its years and wrinkles as well as fine lines start to appear. Skin can take on an unflattering leathery look.
To keep your skin's appearance at its best or to treat the effects of skin damage there are many nonsurgical treatments available. Popular treatments include skin peels and dermal fillers. To determine your best skin solution, book a consultation with one of our friendly dermatologists today.