There have been mixed opinions on the consequences of the sun and tanning overall over the years. However, further research has found that tanning is an essential part of an overall healthy existence. Aside from enhancing beauty and providing a healthy glow on the skin, tanning has many other benefits when done in healthy doses. Winter tanning specifically has its own set of benefits and perks.
Research shows that tanning stimulates the release of beta-endorphins, our body’s “feel-good” hormones. This translates to positive psychological effects and well-being, as well as the great sense of elation that comes from a tan.
In the winter tanning outside is impossible but that is when indoor tanning salons can be a savior and also a better alternative than the rays from the sun which if done in excess can be hazardous. In door tanning carefully regulates a safe amount of “sunlight” that your body receives.Your skin is also safe from burning, damage and too many harmful rays.
In the winter, tanning is even more significant and there are several benefits. With little amount of sunlight available, particularly here in Chicago, many people lack vitamin D, a compound that is critical to good health. Vitamin D is produced when your body is exposed to UV rays, which usually come from the sun. However, in the winter, with very short days and most people preferring to be indoors to escape that Chicago cold, vitamin D becomes scarce.
Research shows that too little vitamin D leads to premature aging and low bone density. Visits to a tanning salon will give you that boost of UV that your skin needs to start making vitamin D. Visiting a tanning salon in the winter should be a part of a healthy lifestyle.