As we often get asked about the safety of our sunbeds we have compiled an advice section for your information!
Please remember that there is NO scientific evidence to suggest that the use of sunbeds is accompanied with a higher risk of skin cancer. Our sunbeds comply with
the 0.3 European Legislation which promotes healthier tanning.
Sunbeds are like so many things....they are safe when used sensibly!! Sensible use of sunbeds can actually aid many skin ailments such as eczema, psoriasis and now our new tubes can even kill the bacteria that causes acne. You may also benefit from short sessions if you suffer from Seasonal Affected Disorder. Indoor tanning helps your body to produce Vitamin D which is essential for good health. It lowers the risk of everyday infections like cold and flu as well as more fatal diseases, high blood pressure, Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and depression.
Sunlight is the most effective way for the body to manufacture Vitamin D - indoor or outdoor, and believe it or not 6 out of 10 adults in the UK are actually Vitamin D deficient.
Studies suggest that regular, moderate use of sunbeds will raise the levels of Vitamin D in healthy adults by an average of 40%.
So....tanning in a sensible manner creates a whole host of health benefits and once again....it is OVER-EXPOSURE that causes the health risks. In moderation sunbed use can actually be good for you.
Below is an article from The Sunbed Association, published on 31st January 2018.
And more facts......
There is no difference between natural sunlight and sunbeds; sunbeds produce the same UV light as the sun. Research has shown that in countries with the most annual sunshine, there are the fewest cases of Colon, Prostate and Breast Cancer - thus refuting the link between UV light and Cancer conveyed by the media.
Sunbed use in itself has a number of health benefits. It is overexposure to UV light (from both sunbeds and natural sunlight) that causes health risks.
Our sunbed sessions range from 3-15 minutes and we would always recommend a few shorter sessions initially.
Sunbeds and Prickly Heat?
Prickly heat is also known as heat rash or miliaria. It is a red and itchy rash on the skin that causes a stinging or prickly feeling, hence the name. Although prickly heat usually occurs in hot conditions, it can affect people in winter if they are wearing too much clothing or sit too close to a heater. Even in summer, the rash is most common on areas of the body that are covered by clothing, but prickly heat can affect any area of the skin.
The rash occurs when sweat glands become blocked, generally as a result of excessive sweating. This is because bacteria and dead skin cells can collect in the sweat glands, trapping the sweat which subsequently bursts out and irritates the skin. The rash itself is usually composed of tiny spots and bumps in an area of red skin.
Prickly heat is not a serious condition and can often be avoided or managed by taking practical steps such as using the sunbed for a few
short sessions prior to your holiday. For people with sensitive skin types, you should start with some 3 minute sessions then build up and increase the session times
gradually. We will be happy to advise you when you call in.
DON'T FORGET...YOU HAVE TO BE 18 TO USE A SUNBED!!