Who doesn’t want to lose the coveted bronze color during the winter months, can use “safe” artificial lights.Today, the sensitivity of public opinion on the dangers of sun exposure is considerably increased, and many know that the tanning lamps, as well as ultraviolet light, have an adverse effect on our organism.
Artificial tanning methods and equipment
The first tanning equipment appeared stateside in the early 60 ‘s. It consisted mostly of devices intended for use with an efficiency and a much lower security than current technologies.
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Born from cultural and economic assumptions were are actually presented as a safe product or even beneficial, as opposed to the Sun due to the continued reduction of the ozone layer, that became increasingly dangerous.
In recent years the high-pressure UVA lamps have acquired great popularity. Their filters should minimize exposure to UVB radiation that are more dangerous than the previous ones in causing skin erythema.
UVA radiation, whilst cause a minor skin redness, on the other hand have a tanning power bottom.It was therefore sought to maximize the radiation intensity, up to 10 times higher values to natural radiation.For the moment this technique seems to be devoid of adverse effects, although its unnaturalness worries scholars and consumers. Also, although less dangerous of ultraviolet radiation UVB, class A’s are not entirely harmless. In particular, studies have shown that they have little short-term negative effects, but on the other hand can cause serious deterioration after many years of exposure (skin tumors).
The filters are the most important element of these devices and manufacturing defects or lack of maintenance can cause severe damage to the skin.
In general, damage caused by sunlamps are very similar to those caused by Sun, so it is good to follow some suggestions:
EXPOSURE to ARTIFICIAL LIGHT GRADUALLY: the first day is that at higher risk because the skin is unprepared to intense and prolonged exposure
USE APPROPRIATE COSMETICS:choose the most appropriate solar filter to your skin type
ALWAYS PROTECT YOUR EYES: use always gi protective eyeglasses, damage to the eye can be substantial and the simple eyelid closure does not constitute adequate protection
AVOID EXPOSING YOURSELF more THAN NECESSARY: ultraviolet radiation emitted by lamps and to solar radiation to which it exposes itself normally. For a cumulative effect increases the risk of skin diseases.
How to obtain tan
To obtain an intense tan it is a good rule to take foods rich in water, mineral salts and vitamins.The water is very important to keep the skin moisturized and reinstate the big losses of liquids caused by sweating.The beta carotene is the most important nutrient because it stimulates the formation of melanin. This substance give us a darker complexion, protects the skin from the harmful effects of solar radiation.
Among the many other virtues of beta carotene it is also the strong antioxidant properties and the ability to strengthen the immune system and protect us from cardiovascular disease.
Among the many food that contain carotenoids the first place takes carrot, which contains 1200 Micrograms of vitamin A in every hundred grams of product (more than twice the recommended daily intake). In general the beta carotene is abundant in plants that are yellow, orange and green as peaches, apricots, watermelons, broccoli and melons.
Antioxidants are able to protect the skin from aging and skin from the harmful effects of U-V rays. This class of substances, including vitamins A, C, E, selenium and Coenzyme Q-10, are present in most of the foods of vegetable origin.Water, fruits and vegetables must therefore have a primary role, without forgetting to take the other nutrients in correct proportions.
The vegetables should be consumed preferably raw or steamed at the bar choose freshly squeezed fruit juices and limiting the consumption of alcohol and soft drinks or excessively sugared. Use extra virgin olive oil because it increases the absorption of beta-carotene.
Meals should not be too rich and it is better to eat small meals (at least 4) that no one or two big per day