Tanning Indoors

Tanning indoors can be a healthy and safe alternative to traditional tanning that's done outside in the sun. While most people are familiar with the harmful effects the sun can have on human skin when the exposure is too intense and/or for too long a period of time most people underestimate some of the most basic principals that cause a tremendous amount of the skin damage. Among the important factors to consider when evaluating the difference in safety between tanning indoors and tanning outdoors it's very noteworthy to discuss the fact that outdoors is almost always a less regulated environment. When the environment loses regulation human error becomes a major factor for increased amounts of sun burns as well as long term damage that can be troublesome for a lifetime of health risks.Indoor tanning offers many safe alternatives like spray tan options (pictured above with the women in a bikini in a spray tan booth). The reason outdoor tanning is so harmful is because even when people think that they are playing it safe they're often taking unnecessary risks that add up over time. Among the most common mistakes is losing track of how long they've been out in the sun. It's easy to get caught up a day on the beach of playing volleyball, throwing a football around on the sand, or just hanging out with friends while laying on beach towels. The problem occurs when time flies as it often tends to do when we're having a good time and before you know it you've been in the sun for many hours. Sometimes over eight hours of direct sunlight. Even frequent beach goers forget to reapply sunscreen and many times their first layer isn't applied properly. There are a number of things that can go wrong with the application process including not using an adequate SPF, not applying an even coat, not applying a thick enough coat of sun tan lotion, failing to cover all areas, not putting it in sufficiently early enough before sun exposure, and many others.

Tanning beds are very common for tanning indoors but can also be harmful if not used properly. While generally not as bad as raw sunlight the tanning beds can cause burns and irregularities in skin damage if used incorrectly. The most common tanning bed mistake is using it too frequently or more so using it for too long a period of time. Many newer models are increasing safe but it can still be very dangerous. For consistent tanning indoors it's recommended that people desiring the healthy looking glow of a fresh tan consider safer alternatives like the spray tan described and pictured above. Another very safe option is to use sunless tanning lotion which has become increasingly effective as the product and the science behind it has evolved over time. Don't forget that just because sunless tanning lotion once had a bad reputation of leaving users looking more orange than tan doesn't mean that the product hasn't improved over time. Competition has been wonderful for this industry because as the numbers of brands available has increased so too has the quality of the product. It's been a somewhat Darwinian style survival of the fittest and the best products truly are the ones that are standing the test of time. There are also tanning lamps that play on the effects of tanning beds with the bulbs that produce light that bronzes your skin. If you take nothing else from this article remember that the best way to be safer outdoors in the sun is to regulate and monitor your exposure as much as possible. Tanning indoors is recommended solution for anyone looking to improve the way they look through a sexy tan.