Think sun tanning or tanning beds are bad for you ? You might want to start re-thinking. Sun exposure is a very healthy part of human life that is needed for survival of all life on earth. However, chemical sunscreens are not. In fact they actually can cause skin cancer.
A new report issued by the consumer protection organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals that many popular sunscreens contain ingredients known to spur the growth and spread of skin cancer cells, which defeats their stated purpose of preventing skin cancer.
Data indicates that the sun’s rays combine with certain sunscreen ingredients in the skin and damage skin cells, which can lead to lesions and tumors — and worst of all, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allegedly been aware of this critical information for the past ten years, but has done absolutely nothing to warn people about it.
For ideal health, however, regular exposure to sunlight without the use of sunscreen is vital for obtaining and maintaining healthy levels of vitamin D. Most sunscreens block the ultraviolet B (UVB) sun rays responsible for producing the vitamin D hormone in the skin — and without unfettered exposure to these beneficial rays, it is virtually impossible to maintain optimal vitamin D levels.
Sun tanning has many positive effects on the human body. The Vitamin D production being the most significant and most beneficial. In a recent study people who regularly used sun tanning beds had the highest Vitamin D levels than any other group. Higher Vitamin D levels are shown to increase your health and reduce chances of developing many many diseases. Higher Vitamin D levels are associated with longer life expectancy. Learn more about the positive effects of tanning beds there => Tanning Bed Truth and Myths
Another alternative to getting a beautiful looking tan is using a spray tanning booth. Spray tan is great for when you need a tan for a last minute special event and don’t have time to develop a real tan.