Many people avoid tanning salons (or tanning in general, the horror) because of the controversy surrounding tanning. So today, we’re going to offer up some pro-tanning factoids that everyone with beautiful bronze skin can hold close to their hearts (or staple to the foreheads of haters, whichever).

Dermatologists Use or Recommend Sunbeds

It’s true! Tanning Truth published the results of a 2015 U.S. Dermatologist survey commissioned by GrassrootsHealth, stating that:

·         99 percent of dermatologists believe that UV is therapeutic in treating cosmetic skin conditions.

·         88 percent recommend UV treatment or use their own sunbeds to treat client's cosmetic skin conditions.

·         Nearly 30 percent of dermatologists refer clients to tanning salons as an inexpensive means of self-treatment.

Tanning Truth is your primary source for locating tanning salons that are Smart Tan certified operators! Following Smart Tan guidelines is the safest way to tan, as these guidelines call for the evaluation of each client’s skin type and UV history. Smart Tan operators also provide protective eyewear for UV tanning and proven safety measures for both UV and non-UV spray tanning!

GrassrootsHealth is a public health organization that is widely known for its support of indoor tanning. Their founder, Carole Baggerly, has stated: “UV exposure is the body’s most natural and abundant source of vitamin D, and that vitamin D deficiency is a colossal health issue that cannot be addressed around the world without embracing sensible sun exposure.”

People Who Tan Are Better at Keeping Up with a Proper Skin Care Regimen

Many people don’t realize that using a tanning bed is just one step in an entire skin care routine when you tan regularly. Anybody will tell you that a beauty regimen is tailored individually. But most dermatologists agree that the secret to tanned, beautiful-looking skin is simply finding the right kind of lotion.

Grumpy Cat Knows Best

Moisturizing every day keeps your skin soft and healthy. But there’s definitely more to it than just keeping your skin hydrated and looking great. Moisturizing when tanning adds a second layer of protection to your skin. In the article, “7 Bad Things That Happen When You Don't Use Moisturizer”, Dr. Debra Jaliman, a published dermatologist from New York, states: "In the winter, humidity levels plummet, and the dry air can dehydrate your skin and strip it of lipids, which are part of its protective outer layer — so irritants can enter more easily and cause redness and flaking."

People who use tanning beds regularly know all about the dangers of dehydrated skin. Professional tanning salons who use the Smart Tan method stress the importance of tanning lotion and keeping up a good moisturizing routine from day one.

Tanning Improves Your Self Image

Over the years there have been countless surveys that examine the psychological effects of tanning. Reports indicate that tanning actually boosts self-confidence and ultimately improves your self-image.

The endorphins released during a tanning session go a long way to improving your overall mood. Tanning also causes your teeth to look whiter and your skin to radiate a healthy glow! A majority of women have stated that body confidence is an important factor when trying to lose weight. Many of those same women recommend tanning as a quick and easy way to boost self-assurance!

 Tanning salons are the ideal places to meet up and trade personal tips and tricks on how to tan smart. Meet up at Tan Unique or give us a call at (479) 785-1185 and get started on your new look today!

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