Personally, I prefer to tan by lying in my backyard and napping/reading a book. Only during the summer though, because I live in Canada and it's way too cold most of the year. The rest of the time, I take vitamin D supplements.
Honestly, living in a place where it rains 75% of the year, and most people are dramatically defficient in vitamin D, tanning beds are not the poisonous vipers that the media would lead us to believe. While nothing can make up for actual sunlight and outdoors exercise, going tanning every once in a while helps improve skin tone and health, which is valued in the PNW. Granted, most people still have to take vitamin D supplements, but a little added color does wonders for the soul!
Besides, your deodorant is a carcinogen, but you aren't about to stop using that, now are you?
Haha, yup! But too much of a good thing can still be bad! I do love the sun, but 10 minutes unexposed during the summer and I turn into a human tomato! XD That's why my SPF 100 is my best friend on hot summer days!
Tanning beds primarily emit UVA rays which are more likely to cause cancer than UVB rays which are more common in sunlight. But if you really want to decrease your chances of getting cancer and also want to age well, stay pale! XD
Ehhh..you are incorrect . Sunlight emits UVB, UVA and UVC. The UVC doesn't pierce our atmosphere luckily. Roughly 95% of of the UV from sunlight is UVA while UVB is the lesser 5% and is known as the 'burning ray'. It is difficult to burn under UVA light. Depending on the quality of the sunbed, the light produced should be identical to sunlight except given in a higher dose. This is why sunbed usage should be carefully monitored to make sure clients don't overexpose themselves.
Tanning has shown addictive qualities. Even without the potential for melanoma, I'm naturally wary of addictive things. It's why I don't drink coffee, besides the fact that I don't really like how bitter it is. And I'm someone who could probably benefit from a Winter tanning session, given that I live in a part of the world that is cloudy or partly cloudy 6 days out of 7 for most of the year and actually get physical cravings for sunshine in the Winter months sometimes.
To each their own. I try to derive my Vitamin D from diet instead of supplements, and I sit in the sunshine for short periods of time (too much sunlight isn't good either) with my laptop or mp3 player whenever it's a beautiful day out. It just seems healthier to me. (Though I did have eczema as a child, and Summer was always my favorite time of year because those symptoms would go away. So I definitely know how that is. I am glad that I grew out of it)
they r silly, ppl shouldn't be compelled to change their skin colour but compelled to love they way they are =/ i seen some girl who i knew what white put so much fake tan on she looked black.....i wasn't sure if it was racist or a compliment, seems to be a think line on that one.
But any way get a tan if the sun is out, not on a bed!