19 Jun Indoor Tanning for Vitamin D
While the shining sun may be a convenient and free source of Vitamin D, it is not necessarily the safest. The warm sun rays may make you feel good while you’re sunbathing, but they can have long-lasting, sometimes fatal, repercussions.
The fact that UV rays can cause deadly skin cancer is real and we need to be careful when it comes to tanning in the sun.
However, a lot of people look to sunbathing as a source of getting their daily dose of vitamin D. More and more people are suffering from serious vitamin D deficiencies that can have damaging effects on our health. A good vitamin D level is essential for a healthy immune system.
What is Vitamin D?
When our skin comes in contact with sunlight, a fat-soluble vitamin known as vitamin D is produced. It is crucial for calcium absorption in our body and in maintaining balanced blood levels. It aids the immune system in fighting off deadly diseases, such as rickets in children and osteoporosis and osteomalacia in adults. It is even known to have helped regulate blood pressure levels, and help stave off lung cancer and autoimmune diseases.
All in all, vitamin D is vital to your overall well-being.
So, how do you get the required dose of vitamin D without venturing out into the harmful sun? Well…
Indoor Tanning for Vitamin D
Although, largely seen as a cosmetic procedure, indoor sunless tanning does more than giving you a bronzed, glowing skin.
Tanning beds imitate natural sunlight by emitting safe and controlled amounts of UVB rays. When you’re tanning in a bed, the rays hit your skin directly, causing it to start the production of vitamin D. VitaminDCouncil.org says that if you sunbathe, or stay in a tanning bed till your skin turns pinkish; your skin can produce between 10,000 to 50,000 IUs of vitamin D!
Here are a few tips to get your required amount of vitamin D from a tanning bed without any harmful side-effects.
- Inquire the tanning salon about the appropriate tanning bed and UVB percentage ideal for getting just the right amount of vitamin D.
- Schedule at least one or two sessions per week to prevent a vitamin D deficiency.
- Use a salon-quality tanning lotion to help moisturize your skin so that the UV rays can penetrate deep enough to produce vitamin D.
Worried about vitamin D deficiency? Don’t want to risk going out into the harsh sun? Come to us at Glo Sun and Shades! Our indoor sunless tanning packages ensure beauty and vitality!
Contact us at 231-375-5300 to book an appointment!