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SUNLIGHT
THE ULTRAVIOLET RAYS

UNDERSTANDING SUNLIGHT

UNDERSTANDING SUNLIGHT

THE ULTRAVIOLET
RAYS

When your skin encounters ultraviolet rays (UV light), it turns brown or gets a reddish color. This color change occurs whether you receive sunlight outside or inside.

There are three forms of UV radiation: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C.

UNDERSTANDING SUNLIGHT

UV-C Rays

UV-C rays are extremely harmful and can cause severe skin damage, but they hardly reach the Earth's surface, as they are almost completely absorbed by the ozone layer in the atmosphere. In CLUBTAN’s solariums, you are also not exposed to UV-C radiation.

UV-B RAYS

UV-B rays are less harmful to the skin than UV-C rays, but can still cause sunburn from prolonged or intense exposure. UV-B radiation also has important health benefits, as it plays a central role in the body's production of vitamin D. This vitamin is crucial for bone strength and can help prevent diseases such as osteoporosis. Additionally, there are indications that adequate levels of vitamin D can support the immune system and may play a role in preventing certain types of diabetes.

UV-A RAYS

UV-A stråler er ansvarlige for den smukke brune farve i din hud, da de stimulerer melaninproduktionen. Selvom UV-A normalt ikke forårsager solskoldning, kan intens eller langvarig eksponering stadig skade særligt følsom hud og bidrage til langsigtet hudskade som ældning og hudkræft.

CLUBTAN uses only the best tubes and tanning beds to ensure the best tanning results. All of our beds have UV filters, providing a more controlled tanning experience.

WARNING: The use of tanning beds increases the risk of melanoma and skin cancer. Tanning bed use can also cause permanent damage to the eyes and skin, and your skin may age faster. The risk increases with early and frequent tanning bed use.

Enjoy with Caution

Both sunlight and tanning beds emit UV light, which in moderate amounts can be good for our health. Sunlight also increases the production of serotonin, a hormone associated with improved mood and well-being. This is especially important during the dark winter months, when some people may experience seasonal depression due to a lack of light.

In Northern Europe, the sun during the winter months is not strong enough to produce vitamin D in the skin. Therefore, it is recommended to take an additional vitamin D supplement from October to April.

We humans depend on sunlight, but we must be aware of both the positive and negative effects of the sun. Remember that sunlight/UV light should be enjoyed in moderation and sunburns should be avoided as they contribute to an increased risk of skin cancer.

"Like with all aspects of life, it's about finding the 'golden middle way' when it comes to enjoying the sun."

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The Golden Middle Way

Excessive sunbathing can cause premature aging of the skin and increase the risk of skin cancer. Sunburn is painful and can, in the worst cases, require medical assistance, but even a mild sunburn can be uncomfortable, as the skin becomes tender, burning, and itchy.

The skin always remembers the sun it has been exposed to, so it is important to establish good sun habits early in life. Repeated sunburns increase the risk of skin cancer and should always be avoided.

There is great variation in how much sun each person can tolerate, so there is no "one size fits all" model. A good rule of thumb is to know your skin type. The Fitzpatrick scale divides us into six skin types, indicating how much sunlight each type can tolerate.

The sun's ultraviolet light consists of UVA and UVB rays, with UVB being the most powerful. The distribution of UVA and UVB rays depends on the season, time of day, and location on Earth, making it difficult to determine exactly how much sun one can tolerate.

In tanning beds, the skin is always exposed to the same amount of ultraviolet light. In 2007, the EU established a fixed standard for tanning beds, which means that you can be exposed to a maximum amount of sunlight equivalent to the midday sun in the Mediterranean on a summer day. This avoids sunburn and reduces the risk of skin damage.

Tanning bed use should be avoided if you frequently experienced sunburn as a child, have large or abnormal moles, have had skin cancer or have a family history of skin cancer.

Lastly, tanning bed use is only for individuals over 18 years of age.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Most commonly, these white spots occur on the shoulder blades or above the buttocks and are caused by pressure on the body when lying in a tanning bed. The pressure inhibits blood circulation in these areas of the body. These areas do not tan because the blood does not supply the necessary oxygen for the tanning process.

TIP: Turn onto your stomach when half of the treatment time has passed, and these exposed areas will also become tan.

If the damage has occurred, and you have had too much sun, then provide the skin with plenty of moisture and care with a good aftersun or aloe vera containing cream. Stay away from sunbathing until the skin is completely healed and fine again, and if you wish to maintain or rebuild your tan, start gently again.