is a specially equipped place for carrying out metered exposures. The goal is fairly simple – quickly obtaining a beautiful and even tan. The first lamps for solaria were made in 1975, and the fashion for tan appeared thanks to Coco Chanel.


Each of us dreams of living by all means beautiful and comfortable. But in our country the culture of leisure began to be formed quite recently, even young people today, as a result, are often in the power of templates, cliches and errors. This applies to services such as artificial sunburn, or a solarium.

Institutions that provide such services began to appear in our country, and the rates have significantly increased. Today, the average consumer knows that there are solariums, but the essence of how a room or artificial tan is born is not so much known. Lack of information leads to the emergence of a number of myths, sometimes ridiculous, sometimes even scary, which we will debunk.

Sunbathing in tanning beds is harmful.

On the contrary – it is better to sunbathe in the solarium, rather than under natural light. First of all, what is tan? It protects the body from ultraviolet light. This radiation is divided into three components – UV-A, UV-B, UV-C. The last of them, the most harmful to humans, but in natural conditions is delayed by the ozone layer. In solariums, powerful filters are installed that extinguish this type of radiation. Waves of the form UV-A and UV-B for humans are not harmful, in reasonable quantities, of course. And, sunbathing on the beach, a person can not control the amount of radiation received and the proportions of waves. As a result – smeared with sour cream of the shoulders and hidden under the hat burnt nose. But in a solarium this is impossible in principle, because trained professionals will help to choose the right frequency of sessions, and their intensity. Yes, and aesthetically, this tan is much better – there are no spots from the swimsuit, nor sand in different secluded places. Sunburn is safe, smooth and it is achieved faster.

Solarium services are expensive.

Actually, everything is not so bad. First of all, solariums differ in prices, because they have different capacities. In a powerful solarium, the average duration of the session will be 8-10 minutes, and if you are asked to undergo a session in half an hour, you should know – the device has low power, and it is morally obsolete. The average price for the services of famous brands reaches $ 0.5 per minute. And the exact cost of the session is calculated, as well as the full cycle of sunburn, already from the skin type. This is agreed individually with the consultant. Yes, and giving a certain amount for fashion and quality clothing and accessories, can not you allocate a part of the amount for tanning? After all, such an ornament will give its owner a beautiful and healthy appearance throughout the day.

All solariums are the same.

Tanning beds differ, and not only by their design, staff or location. It is much more important who is the manufacturer of the apparatus, how much worn out lamps and filters, how disinfection is done in the booths and what is the choice of apparatus for capacity. Immediately, we will designate the three manufacturers that inspire confidence – MegaSun, Ergoline and UWE. Their devices differ in their specificity (vertical and horizontal, for the decollete and face area), and in terms of power and number of lamps. For primary sunburn, less powerful equipment is used, and then power increases. When choosing a solarium, it is advisable to choose one that is equipped with a recently purchased device. In non-specialized establishments, they are often satisfied with equipment that has already served a certain period of time. That’s why experts recommend visiting specialized solariums, in which the creation of tanning is the main activity. Such studios are self-sufficient. Large metropolitan cities usually have even tanning salon networks, each studio stores data about customers, about their cumulative discounts. Naturally, the equipment in such places is the most modern.

When you go to the solarium, there is no need to use makeup for sunburn.

Such an investment of money will justify itself. After all, the main function of cosmetics for sunburn is protective. Not all such products are designed for the beach. Part of it is used before sunbathing, and a part after. Such products can have different consistencies (emulsions, creams, lotions), can perform different functions (cool, cause a rush of blood for a better tan, accelerate the effect with bronzants, give the skin different shades), and the price can vary significantly, depending on manufacturer and brand fame. The most famous brands in this area are Caribbean Gold, Swedish Beaty and Australian Gold.

Although there is no harm from the solarium, but there is no benefit either.

The solarium is not a luxury at all, but the opportunity to look beautiful at any time is a mountain and to feel great at the same time. Ultraviolet UV-B radiation helps to form vitamin D3, which is necessary for a person. It is he who suppresses the growth of cancer cells, helps to fight with disruptions in metabolism, strengthens immunity, struggles with depression and stress. The effect of UV-A is beneficial for various skin diseases – psoriasis, acne, seborrhea and neurodermatitis. Of course, self-medicate, believing that a solarium will certainly help, it is not worth it, so you should consult a doctor beforehand. And when preparing to travel to warm countries, the solarium will help, since it will help prepare the skin in advance for unusual tests with ultraviolet light.

Sunburn from the tanning bed will quickly come down.

In this aspect, the artificial tan is no different from the natural – it will hold about the same.

Tattoo from sunburn in the solarium can fade.

Any tattoo will fade with time, only the solarium has nothing to do with it, like sunlight in general. But sunbathing at all, remember that red and green ink under the influence of ultraviolet can cause allergic reactions. Naturally, this applies to the sun, and to the lamps of the solarium.

After a tanning bed in the sun, it is already impossible to burn.

Although the solarium is referred to as artificial sun, the tanning that it is called artificial will not be correct. After all, the effect is achieved using the same ultraviolet rays as in nature. So in this respect, tan is absolutely identical in nature. So there is no protective barrier, which will later be saved from burning on the beach. So, when you gather at sea, do not forget your protective cosmetics.

The solarium is not safe for sight.

Tanning lamps give the same radiation as sunlight. There is a visible part there, and an invisible one, which includes ultraviolet and infrared light. Excess radiation does not penetrate the eyes, which are protected by the pupil. With increasing brightness of sunlight, the pupil begins to narrow, thus allowing less visible light and ultraviolet light. In the solarium, the spectrum of light is shifted in the direction of the invisible ultraviolet. Thus, the effect of the solarium is not in the brightness of light, but in the properties of it give a tan. As a result, passing a non-hazardous part of visible light, the pupil also misses a dangerous part of the invisible spectrum. It is no accident that visitors to the solarium are strongly advised to use eye protection. Otherwise, serious problems can arise – from cuts in the eyes, to deterioration of vision and even its partial loss.

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