Do you want to feel healthier, more attractive and confident with a bronzed glow? Are you guilty of indulging under the artificial rays of sunbeds time to time? Or are you a regular visitor at the tanning salon? Well either way this article is definitely for you. So many of my young patients are now using sunbeds on a weekly basis. All with the miss conception that this is a healthy and safe alternative to tanning. But little do they tell you what sunbeds can do to your skin. So I wanted summarise the most important aspects and why you should avoid sunbeds at all cost.
What sunbeds do to your skin?
Using sunbeds is not a safe way of getting a tan. While in the sunbed your skin is exposed to a large amount of UV rays that not only ages your skin but can put you at risk of developing skin cancer.
Did you know that sunbeds give off UV rays that can be fifteen times stronger than the midday Mediterranean sun? Would you sit in the sun, when its that hot? Not likely, so think twice before booking your next tanning session. For the sake of your skin and overall health.
Regardless of your age, sunbeds will increase your risk of melanoma ( the most serious form of skin cancer).
Most common types of sun damage to your skin are:
- Dry skin – Once your skin is stripped of its essential oils and moisture, the skin will look dry and flaky. Also it’ll present sings of premature ageing by triggering wrinkles to appear.
- Changes to your collagen’s structure –This refers to premature ageing of the skin caused by UV exposure( photoaging). In photoaging, the skin develops wrinkles and fine lines because of changes in the collagen of a deep layers of the skin.
- Skin cancer – The World Health Organisation tells us that using a sunbed causes skin cancer. Even one sunbed session can increase your risk of developing squamous cell skin cancer by 67% and basal cell skin cancer by 29%. Even more importantly is the increased risk of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. If you have ever used a sunbed your risk of melanoma increases by 20%.Using it before the age of 35 increases your risk by almost 60%.
To learn more about photo damage and how to prevent it happening to you, why not visit us at our Oxford Street clinic, in Central London? My Expert team will start with a thorough assessment of your skin.
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you’ll be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
Following your assessment a personalised treatment plan will be recommended to address your skin concerns. During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.