Tanning is all fun and games until it affects your bodies ability to produce vitamin D. If you’re a habitual tanning bed visitor, you may find yourself skin deep in vitamin issues.
According to an article written in Tech Times, your skin does a good job of protecting itself from UV rays by becoming darker and darker. However, tanning can have a negative impact on your ability to produce vitamin D.
What exactly does this mean?
Well, if your body isn’t able to produce vitamin D, it may not be able to absorb calcium. It also may have a negative impact on your bone growth.
The science behind all this was found by a team of researchers at a school in Brazil. The study involved almost 1,00 people. They were able to determine that too much sun can result in increased skin pigmentation and that pigmentation blocks vitamin D synthesis. Blocking vitamin D synthesis can cause issues and further prevent your body from producing vitamin D.
Vitamin D deficiency can cause lots of problems. Some of the issues that can arise are colon, prostate and even cancer related. I’m assuming that skin cancer isn’t something that you or anyone else wants to have to deal with. That said, you need to be sure that your body is healthy enough to properly absorb vitamins and minerals.
As you know, I typically advise against sun tanning. So, if you’re taking my advice seriously, then you shouldn’t have any problems with your skin. Now, if you’re hitting the tanning beds in preparation for Spring Break or some other vacation, or even worse for no reason, then you’re not doing your body good. Make some changes and start treating your skin with respect. You only have one body, treat it as such!
As for building good overall skin care habits, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect regimen that’s perfect for your body and skin type.