Top 8 Reasons to Avoid Tanning Beds

Posted by brainjmedia03 on Thursday, August 23, 2018

Laser Smooth Company_3 Reasons To Avoid Tanning Beds

We all know that smooth tanned skin is a popular look right now, but TBH getting into a tanning bed just isn’t worth it. The dangers posed by using indoor tanning beds far outweigh the benefits. One of the easiest ways to risk your health is by being charmed into the idea that tanning beds are harmless. We at Laser Smooth Company want to promote healthy skin, so we’re here to give you eight important reasons to steer clear of tanning beds.

1. Tanning Beds Cause Cancer

This should be a well-known fact by now, but it bears repeating. The World Health Organization has determined that UV rays from tanning beds without a doubt cause cancer. This means that medical professionals from across the world are agreed on the dangers tanning beds present!

2. Nearly a Half Million Skin Cancer Cases a Year Linked to Indoor Tanning

A study promoted by the Skin Cancer Foundation says that more than 419,000 new cases of skin cancers are attributed to indoor tanning each year. That is just shy of half a million cases a year contributed to indoor tanning! 6,199 of these cases are melanoma.

3. Tanning Beds Cause More Cancer Every Year Than Smoking

According to the same study, it is more likely that those who use tanning beds will develop skin cancer than it is for a smoker to develop lung cancer. Scary, right?

4. Artificial UV Radiation is in the Same Category as Arsenic and Formaldehyde

The United States Department of Health and Human Services has declared ultraviolet (UV) radiation from artificial sources as carcinogens, or cancer-causing substances. This means it is in the same category as arsenic and formaldehyde. You wouldn’t willingly expose yourself to either of those things, would you?

5. Tanning Beds Can Prematurely Age You

UVA rays penetrate the skin, breaking down the collagen and elastin in the upper layers of the skin. This can lead to permanent damage, including premature skin aging. You may think you look good with a tan but using a tanning bed can ultimately cause your looks to deteriorate more rapidly.

6. UV Rays Damage Your Eyes

Those same UV rays can damage your eyes, leading to cataracts and ocular melanoma.

7. Tanning Beds Lead to Immunity Suppression

UVB rays lower the skin’s natural defenses, which makes you more vulnerable to diseases. This is one of the reasons so many people who use tanning beds regularly develop cancer.

8. Laser Hair Removal is an Absolutely Safe Option

Keeping your skin healthy means keeping your body healthy and should be one of your top priorities. There’s no reason to risk your health to achieve the look you want. Laser Smooth Company is happy to announce that those who opt for laser hair removal don’t have to worry about risks to their health or skin. Laser hair removal is a safe practice. Our laser hair removal specialists will walk you through the process to make sure you are well informed and ready to enjoy your smooth, healthy skin. Click here to find answers to some of our FAQs.

At Laser Smooth Company, we are always open for free consultations, and we’d love to help you take the first steps towards permanently hair removal. We are conveniently located at 2850 SE Powell Valley Rd in Gresham, Oregon, and are eager for your visit. Call (503) 867-6386 to get your unwanted hair removed now, safely and effectively.

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