25 Surprising Sunbathing And Tanning Bed Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Introducing a new list: 25 Surprising Sunbathing And Tanning Bed Facts You Probably Didn’t Know. While some facts about sunbathing and usage of tanning beds are well known, there are still many things about tanning that people are not familiar with.

Therefore, we decided to take a closer look at tanning beds and sunbathing to see how dangerous or beneficial your exposure to the UV rays really is. Getting a nice glowing tan is cool but is it really worth exposing your skin to the Sun or tanning bed for that?

These 25 facts on the subject will help you decide for yourself. To find out why is tan undesired in Asia, what countries have banned tanning salons, or to learn what anorexia is, check out these 25 Surprising Sunbathing And Tanning Bed Facts You Probably Didn’t Know.

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Tanning might change your brain chemistry to stimulate your taste and smell. Consequently, you might be tricked into a psychological feeling that the food is tastier, and you have a craving for more than you would normally eat.

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In 2010, the indoor tanning industry’s revenue in the U.S. alone was estimated to be $2.6 billion.

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According to an essay in The Daily Telegraph, 58% of people of both sexes in Liverpool, UK, are fake-tanned at all times.

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Misusing a tanning bed by not wearing protective goggles may lead to a condition known as arc eye (snow blindness), a painful eye condition that includes increased tears and a feeling of pain, likened to having sand in the eyes.

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The tanning industry sometimes argues that indoor tanning helps in curing the seasonal affective disorder, a mood disorder subset in which people experience depressive symptoms at the same time each year (mostly in winter). However, there is no evidence that tanning beds have any effect in the treatment of this disorder.

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