Things to Know About Outdoor Tanning

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What are some things to know about outdoor tanning?

Things to Know About Outdoor Tanning

If you have questions about outdoor tanning, here are some outdoor tanning tips that may give you the answers:

  • One of the dangers of outdoor tanning is overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light.
  • Levels of UV light fluctuate throughout the day and at different times of the year.
  • One of the benefits of tanning beds vs. outdoor tanning is the ability to control the amount of UV light exposure. Most commercial and home tanning beds for sale come with the option to regulate tanning sessions.
  • Falling asleep in the sun is a huge danger to sun tanners. Tanning salons avoid this problem with automatically timed sessions to keep you safe.
  • Experts offering information on outdoor tanning will tell you that you risk getting burned when tanning outdoors, which can lead to melanoma.
  • Any organization giving reliable tips for outdoor tanning will always recommend using sunscreen and limiting exposure times in the sun.
  • If you are taking prescription drugs, be aware that some can cause you to burn twice as quickly as normal.
  • There is less privacy outdoors than in a tanning bed.
  • You have no control over the weather. Tanning beds are a reliable option when you want timely results for a special event.



2/21/2009 2:13:15 AM
Leana Jo H. said:

#4-Falling asleep problem...

Well, this is why you bring a book to read and have some music with you when you tan outdoors.

#1, #3- Control of UV rays and overexposure...

It doesn't matter (indoors or outdoors), both are still dangerous and should be done no more than 2 times a week (indoors: no more than 20 minutes and outdoors; no more than 1 hour).

But I'm an outdoors type person and I believe the natural sunlight is much better for you than a tanning bed, any damn day. Besides, I never could get a great tan at a tanning bed. Outdoors, it would only take me 2-3 weeks for a great tan. I have much better results from outdoor tanning, than inside.


8/4/2009 4:36:16 PM
S.K said:

TANNING BEDS CAUSE CANCER- MORE THAN 50% OF SKIN CANCER IS FROM TANNING BEDS. If you want to get tan, u might as well bring a friend and tan at the beach with SPF on or OR just get a spray tan or Tanning Lotion!!!!!!!!!! Tanning lotion costs alot less than going to a salon and getting in one of those "tanning beds" and won't put you at risk.


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