The skin pigment creates our natural colour. The amount of melanin in each person is genetically determined. Melanin is created deep within the skin cells and when exposed to UV the cells produced more melanin causing the skin to brown when rising to the surface of the skin, therefore production a tan. The outer layer of the skin thickens from the UV, our body uses this as protection from burning.

0.3 Tanning

The most responsible way of tanning and is now become a regulation of the government that all sun beds must not have a UV output of more the 0.3W/ms. These are the safety regulations approved by the EU. When tanning a 0.3 session is the equivalent of a midday Mediterranean summer sun, without the risk of burning or over exposure. All our beds are 0.3 compliant.

Vitamin D

When the skin comes in to contact with sunlight it naturally produces vitamin D. It has been recommended by Dr Michael Holick (Professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at the University Boston School of Medicine, which is one of the top universities in USA) the the skin requires 5 minutes of unprotected UV exposure, 2 to 3 times a week, for body to produce the required levels of Vitamin D, depending on skin type. There are many benefits from Vitamin D associating the following:

  • Cellular Health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hip fractures
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Depression and general mood
  • PMS
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity

Who can use a sunbed?

Anyone can use a sunbed unless any of the following apply:

  • Under 18's (or anyone without valid proof of ID)
  • People who burn in natural sunlight
  • People who have a medical condition worsened by sunlight
  • People who have an excessive amount of moles or freckles
  • If you or any of your immediate family have or have had skin cancer

If you are on any form of medication please consult your doctor or GP before using a sunbed.

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