Oh, my goodness. Where do we start. At the beginning of every summer we have at least one or more person who asks, “OK, so I should avoid the sun, but a tanning bed is OK, isn’t it?” When we get a question like this we know that there were a lot more people who thought that, but never asked.
Makers of tanning beds work to convince people that their beds are safe. They could not stay in business if they didn’t. And so they tell you about the controlled and careful dosage they give you of UVA light and how much safer that is than the dangerous UVB light that gives you sunburns. They point out that your tan is much more even in a tanning bed and you are only in there for a controlled amount of time.
Here’s what they do not tell you. If you are in there long enough to change your skin color, you are in there too long. If you are in there at all, your skin is at risk. According to the World Health Organization UV tanning devices are not recommended for cosmetic skin tanning and can increase your risk of melanoma. In addition, tanning with UV rays increases aging and the formation of wrinkles on your skin. Oh, no! The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission have banned the use of the word “safe” in literature promoting tanning beds.
As far as the so-called benefit of Vitamin D production, most people get enough sunlight to produce Vitamin D without the help of a tanning bed, and Vitamin D is available in most multi-vitamins.
The bottom line is, we are here to help you look as young as you feel. Exposure to UV rays of the sun, a sun lamp, or a tanning bed promote aging and wrinkle formation. That’s not pretty. To look your best use our favorite anti-wrinkle preparation, Peptide 6® and keep wrinkles at bay!