Frequent use of sun beds may turn into obsession

Though some people think that tan gives them a “healthy” glow and they look attractive when they have a bronzed body, any tan is a sign of skin damage, say doctors. In reality, tan is the skin’s reaction to exposure to UV rays and when it is recognized, skin simply defenses itself by producing more melanin. Melanin is a pigment which makes your skin darker. Over the time, this damage leads people not only to getting darker but into making their skin prematurely aged, their eyes damaged and even can cause skin cancer.

Doctors have also announced that frequent tanning may turn into an obsession. According to the recent survey’s data from 229 people who continuously have been using sun beds, 39 percent of them argued that such negative emotions as anxiety or depression have appeared. These emotions with depressive syndromes are common as well for those, who have problems with smoking and drug addictions.

So why people at any cost want to highlight their summer tan? According to doctors, dependence on tanning may be caused by hormones called endorphins. When ultraviolet light is shining, these hormones are released and that leads people to positive emotions.

Germans have decided not to allow people less than 18 years to use tanning beds because young people generally don’t think they are vulnerable to skin cancer – melanoma. While in the United States, there are more than 68,000 people who will learn they have melanoma this year and one out of eight will die. In addition, the American Academy of Dermatology reports that melanoma is the second most common cancer in women 20 to 29 years old. So, try to avoid using sun beds because more doesn’t mean better and healthier.

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