Posted by ecostinger on 27th Nov 2014
Tanning is the process of darkening the skin by exposing it to UV radiation either from the light of the sun or by artificial sources like tanning beds or by using chemical products.
Many people are addicted to tanning and it is mostly fashionable especially for young women.
Not all skins can get tanned the same because skin has many types and colors and each require different approach and planning to get tanned without getting burnt, and always take into consideration that excessive exposure to UV radiation is very harmful for the skin and overall body health.
Studies showed that skin cancer is less in dark color skin. Melanin is a broad term for a group of natural pigments found in most organisms it is an effective absorber of light. The pigment is able to vanish over 99.9% of absorbed UV radiation because of this property , melanin is thought to protect skin cells from UVB radiation damage which helps reducing the risk of skin cancer, so many people seeks to increase the melanin in their body because it protect the body from the effect of sun light.
Sun exposure can help the body absorb Vitamin D, however over exposure may cause skin damage and worst skin cancer, It is advisable to limit the amount of time your skin is exposed to the sun, and if necessary taking vitamin D supplement can help with deficiency.
Tanning make us look more attractive so these days most people and especially young women tries to stay tanned in all over the year and they don’t give attention to the health advises given. It dose not matter where you get tanned because almost all leads to the same result. Keeping looks great can be done in a healthy way, just be aware of the long term damage on the skin in the case of too much uv radiation exposure.
If you want to look younger, prevent wrinkles, aging, increase immune system and especially avoid skin cancer try to stay natural and use normal healthy ways including moderate tanning to avoid UV radiation. Being tanned may look good but it is not the major factor for looking attractive; staying healthy and keeping skin wrinkle free is more effective for the long run.