Why solarium is never a good idea?

About the impact of solar radiation on our health and beauty spoke a specialist in dermatology and venereology. Here is why solarium is never a good idea.

Jun 22, 2022 - 18:00
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Why solarium is never a good idea?

The sun has a positive effect on psychophysical health, stimulates the secretion of serotonin, which is responsible for good mood, and stimulates the synthesis of vitamin D, which is crucial for normal growth and development, and the overall immune system.

But dermatologists, however, emphasize the importance of responsible sun exposure because it has been proven that UV radiation causes skin cancer, with an emphasis on the most malignant melanoma. It is widely believed that if you apply a cream with a high protection factor, you will not darken or get enough vitamin D. However, SPF cream does not completely block UV radiation and few of us apply it in sufficient quantities, so vitamin D synthesis is possible with photoprotection. If you have a proven deficiency of this vitamin, the sun is not the only source, consult your doctor for the introduction of supplements with the consumption of foods rich in this vitamin.

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We often hear that a tanning bed or solarium up to twice a week is good for ‘preparing’ the skin before summer. A tanning bed is never a good idea! UV solarium radiation is stronger than the midday sun in Mediterranean countries! The seriousness of the consequences of going to the solarium is best illustrated by the fact that in some countries it is prohibited for persons under 18 years of age, while some have completely banned its use.

A healthy alternative to tanning beds and uncontrolled sun exposure are bronzers and self-tanning products that contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA), an active substance that changes the color of dead skin cells, and the results last for about 10 days.

It is important to apply these products correctly so that the color is uniform and stable. Keep in mind that these creams generally do not contain a protective factor that needs to be applied abundantly when you are exposed to the sun.

Post By: Vanessa F.