The Benefits of Indoor Tanning
When UV light meets the skin the Melanin pigment produced enshrouds and shields skin cells protecting each cell. Melanin is a powerful antioxidant, helping the skin naturally eliminate free-radicals that can cause damage.
Millions of healthy people use tanning salons for self-treatment of psoriasis, eczema, acne, vitiligo, and to increase vitamin D levels.
Rio Tan indoor tanning in Las Vegas provides an excellent means for its clients to produce vitamin D which is linked to the reduction of 105 diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and most forms of cancer. Vitamin D deficiency may contribute to as many as 400,000 premature deaths each year. More Americans are vitamin D deficient than ever before which makes sense considering people are spending more time indoors than ever before.
Many doctors agree: “I believe the health benefits of exposure to UVA and UVB rays greatly outweigh the disadvantages, even if that means using a sunbed during winter months.” -British Oncologist Dr. Tim Oliver
How Does it Work?
Indoor tanning equipment, like outdoor sunlight, emits UVA (ultraviolet A) and UVB (ultraviolet B) light. Of the UV light emitted by the sun at noon in the summer in the United States: 95 percent is UVA and 5 percent is UVB.
More than 90 percent of professional indoor tanning units emit about 95 percent UVA and 5 percent UVB in regulated dosages similar to summer sun. Recommended exposure schedules developed by the U.S. FDA in cooperation with the tanning industry allow trained indoor tanning operators to set incremental exposure times, based on the “skin type” of a patron, that deliver consistent non-burning dosages of UV light to allow a tanner to gradually build a tan.
The statement that “indoor tanning units are more intense than sunlight” is misleading and inaccurate because the total output of a tanning unit is measured. While tanning units may be 2-3 times as intense as summer sun, the duration of exposure is controlled, and thus the total UV output is controlled, to minimize the risk of sunburn. Exposure times in the more intense tanning units are calculated in similar fashion.
Is There a Risk?
In 1995 the FDA held a conference on melanoma and the agency concluded there is no clear evidence to say tanning causes melanoma. In fact skin cancer rates have risen steadily since the early 1900’s long before the invention of tanning beds and this coupled with the fact that more people than ever spend a majority of their lives “indoors” debunks the myth that sun exposure is the cause of this rise.
Remember, most people worked outdoors until the industrial revolution in the 1800’s. If anything the fact that most people now work indoors out of the sun and UV exposure may be at the root of this rise and since melanoma usually occurs on the skin in non-sunlight exposed areas there may be no connection at all.
In fact indoor tanning may be the safest exposure since it’s performed in a controlled environment where sunburn is much less likely to occur. How often do people return from vacations in the tropics with terrible sunburns and extreme tan lines due to uncontrolled exposure to natural sunlight!
What’s the Best Package for Me?
That depends. We offer single sessions and we offer by-the-minute packages as well as monthly packages which allow you to use any of our state-of-the-art tanning beds. So if you’re here on vacation and you want a smaller package come on in! We’d love to meet you! And if you’re local you can purchase a monthly package for the best savings and stay nice and tan all year long!
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