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Interesting facts about tanning

Coco Chanel styled tan
At the beginning of the 20th century, in sunny weather, ladies went with umbrellas in order not to touch the aristocratic pallor of the skin with an occasional tan.

However, this behavior of women was changed completely by accident.
In 1923, already well-known and respected by many Coco Chanel, after traveling to Cannes, returned home overly tanned.

She and previously favorite sunbathing, but this time the tan was especially noticeable.

Surrounded by Coco, the women thought that this was a new trend from the incomparable Mademoiselle, and began to strive for a bronze tan.

Solarium and legislation
In almost all Western countries, except Russia, there have long been laws that regulate a visit to a tanning salon and requirements for them.

In Russia, in 2010, sanitary standards for tanning beds were included in SanPiN 2.1.2.2631-10.

By the way, not all owners of tanning studios and beauty salons know about these standards, which leads to the absence of serious quality control of the corresponding equipment and service.

Take this into account and choose those studios that your friends recommend to you based on personal experience.

Categorical contraindications
In the solarium it is forbidden to sunbathe for pregnant and lactating women, women during menstruation, people with a diagnosis of dermatitis and patients during the period of taking medicines that increase the photosensitivity of the skin: antibiotics, tranquilizers, antidepressants. Also, doctors do not recommend visiting the solarium for children under 15 years of age.

You should not go to the solarium and those who have gynecological diseases, endocrine disorders, malignant and benign tumors, those who suffer from diabetes.

Tanning with tanning effect
These funds appeared in 1999 and instantly became popular among fans of artificial tan. They work as follows: shortly after application to the skin, a tingling sensation appears, tingling, and a slight reddening is seen. All this occurs as a result of the expansion of capillaries in the upper layers of the skin and the enhancement of subcutaneous microcirculation under the action of such a means, blood circulation and saturation of oxygen cells is improved.

As a result, the tan goes faster.
Such products are suitable for tanned, dark-skinned people, for those whose skin is not very sensitive and who regularly attend tanning salons.

Even tan problems
The person sunbathes more slowly. By nature, the protective stratum corneum of the skin is much thicker than in other parts of the body, thus protecting against harmful radiation.

The inner surfaces of the arms and legs also sunbathe not very intensively — in these places there are fewer pigment-forming cells.

But freckles and age spots darken quickly enough.
To achieve a more even tan, experts recommend procedures in a vertical tanning bed.

Myth about turbo solarium
A common misconception: Turbo Solarium is a powerful tanning bed that allows you to get a more intense tan.

In fact, the prefix «turbo» means the following: this solarium is equipped with a powerful cooling system that allows the device to work for a long time without the risk of overheating.

Sunburn and cellulite
Tanned skin only temporarily masks the orange peel on the thighs, but in fact, UV destroys the collagen layer in the skin, which leads to the loss of its elasticity and elasticity, it is damaged and thinned.

After the tan comes off, the appearance of cellulite, unfortunately, will become even more problematic.

Men in the solarium
Today, to see a man in the solarium is not surprising.

Those who play sports are especially fond of tanning, because dark skin has a better relief of muscles (note that at various fitness contests the participants are always tanned).
Some doctors believe that a visit to a tanning bed has a beneficial effect on male potency: first, the fat-soluble vitamin improves the quality of the male seed; secondly, even artificial heat and light contribute to an increase in the level of endorphins in the body and stimulate sexual desire.

Tanorexia
This is a psychological dependence of a person on ultraviolet rays.

Initially, she was exposed to teenage girls 13–16 years old from those countries where there is very little sun, but with the advent of tanning beds the risk group increased: people who are prone to extremes, in pursuit of beauty standards, cannot say to themselves “stop” and go to a solarium almost every day (you should think about tanorexia, if you are drawn to go to a solarium more than 2 times a week) and increase the session time to 15-20 minutes, which is absolutely impossible.

Quality tanning bed
Determining how high quality appliances and service in the studio tanning is not easy, but it is quite possible. Here are some tips:

  • If you came to the solarium for the first time, the administrator of the studio should tell you about the types of tanning beds and the rules for using them, inform about the life of the lamps. The specialist is also obliged to determine the type of your skin in order to recommend the time of the session and advise the means for skin care.
  • Ask for a technical passport and certificate of conformity issued for this particular solarium.
  • Ask the studio employee if it is possible to turn off the device yourself in case of unforeseen need, and also make sure that there is a button for calling the staff in the solarium.
  • Pay attention to the disinfection of staff after each visitor. It is desirable that the disinfection process takes place before your eyes: all surfaces must be treated with a special disinfecting solution.
  • When you turn on the lamp tanning should not blink, as they do not require warming up.

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