Every skin a class of its own
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Depending on the type of skin, people react differently to sunlight. You should know your own type of skin for correct enjoyment of the sun and sunbeds. Worldwide, six types of skin are differentiated. The first four types of skin occur most frequently in Europe.
||Type of skin 1
(approx 2 percent of all Central Europeans): remarkably light skin, reddish hair, blue eyes, very strong tendency to develop a sunburn.
||Type of skin 2
Somewhat darker than skin type 1, rare freckles,blonde to brown hair, blue, green or grey eyes.Fair skinned European ,needs to moderate exposure to sun as they have a tendency to burn.
||Type of skin 3
(approx 78 percent of all Central Europeans): normal skin, dark blonde to brown hair, grey to brown eyes, moderate tendency to develop a sunburn.
||Type of skin 4
(approx 8 percent of all Central Europeans): light brown to olive colour skin, dark hair and brown eyes, slight tendency to develop a sunburn.
The golden rules to correct tanning
Do not over do things, tan sensibly. This is the most important rule, which means that you should sunbathe no more than one a day. The rule of thumb is a maximum of ten times within a fortnight to three weeks. One or two times a week are sufficient to conserve the tan reached. In addition the following tips should be observed.
If you are taking medicine, please ask your doctor before tanning if it causes any photosensitivity.
Keep your eyes closed during tanning and always wear protective goggles.
Treat the skin before and after tanning so that a nice tan is conserved for longer. For the care of the skin, sunbed cosmetics are especially suitable as they have been adapted to the special requirements of the tanned skin. Best of all, ask the staff at your sun centre.
Keep to the tanning time recommended for your type of skin. The International agreed Standard (Euronorm) recommends no more than 50 sessions per year. Please consult with the trained staff in the suntan centre who will be pleased to advise you.
Remove all cosmetics from the skin before tanning, and take off all jewellery. Do not use any suntan products on a sunbed, except those produced especially for sunbeds.
Questions answered by the sun expert
Can I go on a sunbed and sunbathe on the same day?
You should avoid this, if possible, so that the daily exposure of ultraviolet rays is not exceeded, as this might cause sunburn.
Can I use a sunbed also when I am pregnant?
If you do not need to avoid the natural sun, you can use a sunbed as well. However, excessive sunbathing should be avoided in order to prevent too much strain on the body. In cases of doubt please ask your doctor.
Can children and people with skin type 1 use a sunbed?
Children and people with skin type 1 react very sensitivity to the sun and should avoid tanning according to the option of dermatologists.It is not recommended that childre under 16 use sunbeds.
What do I have to remember when I use a tanning lotion?
If the product has been medically and dermatologically tested, there is no reason why you should not use it. However, I advise you against using untested tanning pills or tanning creams.
Why doesn't the skin tan equally on all parts?
The insides of the arms and legs do not tan so well because they have less pigment-forming cells than the rest of the skin. The face does not tan as easily because it has a thicker horny layer by nature, especially as a protection against UV-B rays. Freckles and pigment spots have a high number of tanning pigments, and for this reason will turn darker much faster than other parts of the skin. Parts of the skin that we lay on have a poor circulation. A lack of oxygen may lead to a reduced coloration of the melanin pigments.
European Sunlight Association Fights Back Hype Over Tanning Beds
Brussels, 30 July 2009 (ESA) - The European Sunlight Association (ESA) condemns the hype related to the recent categorization of tanning beds as a 'Group 1' carcinogen.
' The European Sunlight Association will not stand by and allow to unfairly malign our products and the thousands of small business owners who are our members, by grossily exaggerating the risks associated with tanning beds' said ESA's chairwoman, Christina Lorenz.
'Beacause tanning beds produce the same UV light as the sun, OVEREXPOSURE and abuse of our products - just like OVEREXPOSURE to sunlight - is associated with an increase risk for some types of skin cancer. Other items in this category are red wine and salted fish. Scientific studies suggest that drinking red wine or other alcoholic beveragers carries a greater cancer risk than tanning. it is completely irresponsible to compare indoor tanning with mustard gas or arsenic as so many media reports have done' , stated Lonez and continued : 'Media reports comparing indoor tanning to toxins like mustard gas, cigarettes and arsenic are outrageously overhyped. The same 'Group 1' catergory includes red wine, salted fishand regular sunlight. These sensational headlines are as as absured as saying 'A glass of merlot is as dealy as mustard gas'. UV light from a tanning bed is the same as UV light from the sunshine, which has had the 'group 1' Classification since 1992. so it's no suprise that tanning beds have now been put in this category as it has long been understood that OVEREXPOSURE to UV light, wheather from the sunshine or a tanning bed, is accociated with increased risk of some forms of cancer. This is why the European Sunlight Association has always emphazed the importance of moderation.
the European Sunlight Association (ESA) represents thousands of indoor tanning manufacturers, distributors, facility owners and members from other support industries thoughout Europe.
ESA promotes a responsible message about moderate tanning and sunburn prevention.
European Sunlight Association a.s.b.l. (ESA)
51, Chaussee De Charleroi
Fax: + 32-67-648048
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