Bad weather, cold climates or the arrival of spring encourages many people to get dark artificially. The UVA cabins are irresistible for both young and old, men or women. Few people understand why our skin turns brown, but we assure you that the use of these machines is not the best way to do it.
How do solariums work?
It’s not just the boring thing that is getting into the cabin, unable to do anything and spinning like hamburgers. Solariums or UVA cabins have powerful filters that block ultraviolet radiation of type B (which are the most affecting the skin) and only pass type A (causing rapid tanning).
Although UVB rays are worse, UVAs are not far behind. These negatively affect the elastic fibers of your skin, producing long-term aging and damage with cancer risk.
Increase the risk of skin cancer
Although it is not the only problem caused by the cabins, it is undoubtedly the one that most worries. Lightning cabins increase the risk of cancer, specifically melanoma (more dangerous skin cancer).
To expose yourself to the solar rays of moderated form, controlled and under precautions is not dangerous. Yes it is to abuse that sun exposure, and using tanning booths is more dangerous than sunbathing with protection.
According to a study by the Center for International Cancer Research, which was published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, if you start using this form of tanning before age 30, the risk of melanoma onset increases by up to 75% , because the radiations accumulate.
Appearance of spots and aging of the skin
As we said before, skin cancer is one of the many problems that arise with the use of UVA rays. These are responsible for accelerating the aging of our skin, increasing sunspots and the appearance of wrinkles.
According to experts, people who undergo tanning booths often abuse sun exposure in the summer months.
Is there any benefit?
As you all know, fast tanning is what has made this practice famous. Some dermatologists allude that in patients with pathologies such as severe psoriasis, severe atopic skin or cutaneous lymphomas, they can have positive effects.
Although this should be recommended by a doctor and never by yourself.