25 Surprising Sunbathing And Tanning Bed Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Introducing a new list: 25 Surprising Sunbathing And Tanning Bed Facts You Probably Didn’t Know. While some facts about sunbathing and usage of tanning beds are well known, there are still many things about tanning that people are not familiar with.

Therefore, we decided to take a closer look at tanning beds and sunbathing to see how dangerous or beneficial your exposure to the UV rays really is. Getting a nice glowing tan is cool but is it really worth exposing your skin to the Sun or tanning bed for that?

These 25 facts on the subject will help you decide for yourself. To find out why is tan undesired in Asia, what countries have banned tanning salons, or to learn what anorexia is, check out these 25 Surprising Sunbathing And Tanning Bed Facts You Probably Didn’t Know.

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In 2002, Brazil was the first country to ban tanning salons completely, as well as buying or selling tanning equipment. Australia, a country with one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, was the second.

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Tanning beds might cause premature aging. Frequent tanning bed use can result in a loss of elasticity in the skin, which leads to wrinkling.

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There are high pressure tanning beds that generate primarily UVA rays with just minimum UVB rays (that are considered more harmful) by using highly specialized quartz lamps, reflector systems, and filters. These are, however, much more expensive, thus less commonly used.

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Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom have banned indoor tanning for people under 18.

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People can become addicted to tanning. Known as tanorexia, the tanning dependence is a rare syndrome where an individual appears to have a physical or psychological dependence on sunbathing or the use of tanning beds.

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