A beautiful tan is just one of the benefits from UV light. In measurable doses, sunlight can also be healthy for your body and mind.
Like so many things in life, moderation is key in enjoying your tanning session!
THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF UV LIGHT:
1. Boosts Vitamin D production:
Your body naturally produces vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. The benefit of an adequate vitamin D level provides better overall health and a reduction of certain illnesses, such as: osteoporosis, bone disease, tuberculosis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, type-1 diabetes, high blood pressure, increased heart failure, myopathy, breast and various other cancers.
2. Improve bone health:
Vitamin D, which we produce during a tanning session, helps the body absorb calcium. Calcium strengthens your teeth and bones, and helps to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
3. Nature’s skin protection:
A tan is your body’s natural defense mechanism against overexposure to sunlight. Your beautiful tan provides a reliable, full-spectrum protection from sunburn, which is a serious injury to your skin’s living cells.
4. Decrease stress:
Sunlight and simulated sunlight “doses” provides relief from Seasonal Affective Disorder, commonly known as the “winter blues”. Sunlight exposure has been found to increase the supply of oxygen in the blood, increase serotonin levels, and release endorphins for a feeling of well-being.
5. Alleviate certain skin conditions:
Exposure to UV light is commonly prescribed by doctors to alleviate the appearance and discomfort of psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions.
6. Relieve pain:
Responsible tanning eases stiffness, relaxes muscles, and aids in pain relief.
7. Boost immune system:
Sunlight stimulates the production of white blood cells that aid in fighting bacteria and viruses, which in turn causes the immune system to improve significantly.
8. Help lose weight:
Higher levels of serotonin not only make you feel happy, but it also suppresses the appetite. Sunlight stimulates the thyroid gland, which in turn boosts metabolism.
9. Feel good:
Responsible tanning increases the feeling of well-being, as it boosts serotonin levels.
10. Look great!