Go Back   tanTALK - Tanning Salon Business Owners Community > TanTalk Central > General Tanning Industry Discussions

General Tanning Industry Discussions Tanning Salon Owners and Professionals in The Tanning Industry Discuss a wide Variety of Topics.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-01-2007, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 20 2006
Location: North of the Bahamas
Posts: 291
Rep Power: 18 hoptan will become famous soon enough
Some good press

The risks of tanning beds arenít all that itís hyped up to now-a-days. For example, all of the skin cancer horror stories that you hear about all came from people who went about tanning the wrong way 20 to 30 years ago. You see, skin cancer has a latency of about 20-30 years. That long ago almost everyone that that getting a sunburn would fade into a nice looking tan, so most people would go to the beach and keep up with a pattern of getting sun burnt. This is what causes skin cancer, the repetitiveness of getting sun burnt. So there is common misconception of the risks of tanning beds. It's not all cancer in a box as many people say.

Some other risks of tanning beds are your eyes. There is some risk if you choose not to wear safety eyewear, or the goggles. This is a requirement for all tanning salons to provide safety eyewear, but no one can actually make you wear them. Without wearing them, the risks of tanning beds increase. You can get an early form of cataracts and you could even have temporary or complete blindness. Although using the safety equipment can leave almost unnoticeable white circles around your eyes, the risk of not using them does not make up for it.

You can reduce the risks of tanning beds by not staying in them for to long. If you notice that after your tanning session that you got burnt, then the next time you go you need to reduce your time a little. Getting sun burnt is the worse thing you can do to your skin. Also, to reduce risk, be sure to wear the goggles for your eyes.

Pregnancy and Tanning Beds

With summer approaching, you would love to wear those cute maternity sun dresses, but you don't want to show off your pale white skin. Now, you need to decide what is the best way to tan without possibly putting your baby in danger. Tanning beds during pregnancy are just as safe as tanning outside in the direct sunlight.

At this time there are no studies on the effects of tanning beds on the unborn child, so anything you hear is nothing but myths. The UV light used in tanning beds do not reach the child, therefore your baby is not at risk.

During the first trimester your doctor will advise you not to do anything that will raise your body's temperature, such as hot tubs, saunas, and tanning beds. But, it may be okay to have 10 -15 minute sessions while lying on your side or standing in a tanning booth, to prevent your blood flow from being restricted.

The most important thing to remember is to stay cool and drink plenty of fluids. Your skin during pregnancy is also sensitive to burning, so you should start with short sessions until your body is tanned. Pregnancy and tanning beds is no more harmful to your child than lying in the sun. Just use common sense and make sure you are comfortable. It's always best to go with the motto, if you think it's not worth the risk.. then don't do it!

Indoor Versus Outdoor Tanning

The benefits of indoor tanning versus outdoor tanning are widely discussed in the cosmetic and health industries, It is ultimately up to you to decide which method is healthy and convenient for you.

When you visit an indoor tanning facility, your skin produces a tan in the same way that it does when you bask in the sun -- through the absorption of ultraviolet light.

However, one of the dangers of outdoor tanning is exposing yourself to too much ultraviolet light. Climate changes in the atmosphere that has many of us slathering on sunblock and sunscreen before we step outside in the hot sun.

One of the benefits of indoor tanning is that it allows you to control the amount of UV light that you are exposed to, so that you do not get a sunburn or prepare your epidermis for a predisposition to skin cancer.

You cannot control harmful UV rays from the sun anymore than you can control the weather. Compared to indoor tanning, outdoor tanning is actually one of the most unreliable ways to achieve that perfect tan. It is, however, a reliable way to achieve a sunburn. Waiting for a reddish burn to fade to a brown accelerates the aging process.

Indoor tanning equipment utilizes the same two kinds of ultraviolet light, UVA and UVB rays that are emitted by the sun. Indoor tanning procedures are highly regulated by government agencies in both Canada and the United States and the equipment is designed to mimic the effect of sunlight.

At a professional indoor tanning salon, exposure times are determined by equipment and trained professionals that take into account previous tanning sessions as well as the tanner's skin type. This minimizes the possibility of the kind of skin damage that is common with outdoor tanning.

Convenience may also be a consideration when it comes to deciding whether indoor tanning versus outdoor tanning is best for you. Depending on weather conditions and government warnings that are issued about the strength of harmful UV rays emitted by the sun, it might not be possible for you to achieve that polished bronze look in time for that important meeting.

One of the main benefits of indoor tanning is that safe regular doses of ultraviolet light are prescribed for you in a controlled environment that suits your agenda.

Indoor tanning is also a great help for those suffering from diseases, such as psoriasis or osteoporosis, as UV rays assist the body in manufacturing the Vitamin D it needs to allay such conditions. This is a great benefit to individuals who need to "take their solar vitamins" regularly and are unable to do so on a rainy day.

A session in an indoor tanning facility is an intelligent way to maximize your health while at the same time minimizing your risk of sunburn.

You don't want too much exposure to UV rays, but the many benefits of indoor tanning, which also include prevention against wrinkles, should be carefully considered the next time you are tempted to slather on sunblock and lie out in the sun.
hoptan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 01:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
Neon Beach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 30 2000
Location: Ontario
Age: 61
Posts: 38,594
Rep Power: 107 Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Some good press

source?
Neon Beach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 01:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
I love Derf!!
 
cametotalktan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10 2004
Location: california
Posts: 3,385
Rep Power: 51 cametotalktan has a reputation beyond repute cametotalktan has a reputation beyond repute cametotalktan has a reputation beyond repute cametotalktan has a reputation beyond repute cametotalktan has a reputation beyond repute cametotalktan has a reputation beyond repute cametotalktan has a reputation beyond repute cametotalktan has a reputation beyond repute cametotalktan has a reputation beyond repute cametotalktan has a reputation beyond repute cametotalktan has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Some good press

is this printable for customers to read.?
__________________











When I grown up I want to be Angerfant.....
cametotalktan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 02:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
Neon Beach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 30 2000
Location: Ontario
Age: 61
Posts: 38,594
Rep Power: 107 Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Some good press

Be nice to have a Source to quote though.
Neon Beach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 03:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
Kay
I love Derf!!
 
Kay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 16 2004
Location: NH
Posts: 474
Rep Power: 22 Kay is a glorious beacon of light Kay is a glorious beacon of light Kay is a glorious beacon of light Kay is a glorious beacon of light Kay is a glorious beacon of light Kay is a glorious beacon of light
Re: Some good press

Quote:
Originally Posted by cametotalktan View Post
is this printable for customers to read.?
I donít think so. But I agree, a source would be nice to see.
__________________
It's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
Kay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 03:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
Neon Beach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 30 2000
Location: Ontario
Age: 61
Posts: 38,594
Rep Power: 107 Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Some good press

Print it all you want, with a reliable source, IMO.
Neon Beach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 06:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 20 2006
Location: North of the Bahamas
Posts: 291
Rep Power: 18 hoptan will become famous soon enough
Re: Some good press

I copied and pasted it from a myspace paid advertisement - I could not find the source. But all and all if its a paid advertisement on myspace, it makes me a bit happy to find some good press being advertised!!
hoptan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 06:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
Neon Beach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 30 2000
Location: Ontario
Age: 61
Posts: 38,594
Rep Power: 107 Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute Neon Beach has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Some good press

Problem being, we don't know who authored it, makes for some credibility problems. Now if it had a source from some study or UV group, it would be much better.
Neon Beach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 10:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
eileen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 10 2005
Posts: 8,304
Rep Power: 35 eileen has a reputation beyond repute eileen has a reputation beyond repute eileen has a reputation beyond repute eileen has a reputation beyond repute eileen has a reputation beyond repute eileen has a reputation beyond repute eileen has a reputation beyond repute eileen has a reputation beyond repute eileen has a reputation beyond repute eileen has a reputation beyond repute eileen has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Some good press

The article is from http://www.free-consumer-info.com/

who actually writes the articles aren't so clear though
eileen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2007, 09:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 20 2006
Location: North of the Bahamas
Posts: 291
Rep Power: 18 hoptan will become famous soon enough
Re: Some good press

Thanks eileen!! I was not able to find the source.
hoptan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A GOOD SMELLING DHA SPRAY AND NEAUTRALIZER hvac2000 General Tanning Industry Discussions 2 01-24-2006 11:18 AM
Good, Bad, Worse Dustin Say What ????? 7 01-17-2006 12:23 PM
Looking for a good base bed bucsfan Tanning Equipment 10 09-10-2004 10:07 PM
What makes a good deal TANPROS General Tanning Industry Discussions 5 02-06-2003 01:02 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0
Copyright 2009 - tanTALK.com

click here for advertising info!