Tanning and Burning


As the weather gets warmer, it’s our natural reaction to want to spend more time outside, but like so many things, spending time in the sun should be something that is done responsibly, and in moderation. Many people know that exposure to sunlight can cause skin cancer, but why and how, and how do we protect ourselves? How does the sun damage our bodies? Light from the sun is made up of different...

Treating Sunburn: What to Do When It’s Bad


When it turns to summer and the sun starts coming out, it’s understandable that a lot of people get worked into a fervor and are so excited to see the light that they feel they just have to get outside in it. It’s easy when this happens though to get so excited about the nice weather that you actually forget about the dangers inherent in the sun and about how easy it is to get burned...

Benefits of Indoor Tanning


If you’ve ever seen someone who had stayed in a tanning booth for too long, you may be impossible to sway on your aversion to indoor tanning. In all fairness, people bake under the sun for too long all the time also – the effects are exactly the same. What most people don’t know though is that indoor tanning can actually yield great benefits to those who partake in the fifteen minutes of exposure...

Tattoos and Tanning, Suntan Lotions


The idea of tattoos is that they are permanent, and when someone gets one they do so normally because it is an image they want to keep on them for love and that has great importance to them. A good tattoo should last for life and only fade slightly during this time. However for them to remain as vibrant and clear as possible it is important to take certain precautions and to make efforts to look...

How to Understand SPF Numbers


SPF as most people are aware stands for ‘sun protection factor’. This is the number then that appears on the bottles of sun block and sun tan lotion. The higher the number of course, the more protection the sun block provides against UV rays and the safer you should be from getting sun burn, but it can also be more complex than this. UVA and UVB UV rays, are the rays from the sun that...

Home Remedies for Sunburn


Increased exposure to high intensity UV rays which is present in sunlight for long hours will cause sunburn. As it is an ongoing phenomenon, most of them consider trying some natural home remedies rather than visiting a doctor regularly. Here are some simple home remedies to cure sunburn. • First precaution you need to take is to reduce the extent of exposure to sunlight. If you cannot avoid...

Common Tanning Myths


The custom of tanning is highly popular among western societies. Recent studies from several sources have come up with reasons to discourage the practice of tanning as it runs the risk of the person getting cancer. This is because the tanning method actively damages the DNA of the individual and causes mutations to occur in the cells of the individual. Besides this risk, tanning also leads to a...

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Tanning Salons


People suffering from seasonal affective disorder report feeling better after a visit at the tanning salon for a tanning bed session. With the arrival of the cold season, besides cold-driven nuisance, some persons experience drawbacks regarding the general state, lack of energy and depression of unknown origin. It was scientifically ascertained that the lack of light favors the production of...

Laura Ciocan