Most people feel better physically and mentally with a suntan. The body glows of health and radiates relaxation. Many people enjoy tanning in the sun during the summer and in a tanning bed during the winter. Which one is better? Here’s what all tanners should know about tanning in the sun or in a salon.
- A person must be out in the sun on a regular basis to get a base tan.
- Tan lines are inevitable when tanning in the sun, unless a person can lie in the sun naked. Without a tall privacy fence, a person will have tan lines of a bathing suit.
- Staying out in the sun too long can risk being sun burnt. Burnt skin can be very painful and increase a person’s chance for getting cancer.
- Tanning in the sun is usually free unless a person pays for a membership to a pool.
- The sun’s rays provide a substantial amount of Vitamin D that can make the skin and body feel better.
- There is no way to control the amount of UVB and UVA rays you receive from the sun.
- It usually takes about three tanning sessions to establish a base tan.
- Tanning sessions last from 10 to 20 minutes.
- Tanning in a salon requires a membership fee and/or a service fee per tan.
- A tan from a tanning bed can be free from any tan lines.
- People can be creative about tanning marks. For instance, many people place a sticker of a heart, moon or star in the same place for each tan. The area under the sticker remains white while the rest of the body tans.
- Depending on the type of bed used, a person can control the amount of UVB and UVA rays from the tanning bed.