Sunbathing either on a beach
or in a solarium is generally a tonic: it improves
your blood circulation and skin metabolism and makes
your immune system more resistant; it is vitamin
D for your body. Solarium is also good for you if
you have joint problems, psoriasis or acne. Artificial
sun is an effective light cure, which is used to
fight against cold and darkness. Solarium is a brilliant
In natural sunshine there are
UVA, UVB and UVC rays. In solarium devices UVB rays
(which accelerate tanning) percentage has been reduced.
There are no harmful UVC rays in solarium devices.
Nowadays quality class solariums’ ultraviolet
rays’ irradiance has been adapted to the natural
sun so that it is possible to use all the useful
factors without any harm to the skin.
Artificial tanning is advisable
before a beach holiday or before going into the
bright sunshine – you should prepare your
skin for hot weather. After summer 1-3 solarium
sessions per month are enough to keep a good tan,
because your skin already has more pigment.
It is recommended to
begin tanning, depending on your skin type,
for either 10 or 15 minutes. Later sessions
could last 15-20 minutes. The frequency
of tanning in the solarium depends on the
persons’ skin type
daily solarium sessions
are not advised, unless you wish to look
old and wrinkled, as too frequent tanning
makes the skin old. If the skin of your
face is delicate and dry, beauticians do
not recommend tanning your face in the intensive
solarium device for more than 10 minutes.
If you have an oily type of skin, the solarium
inhibits the metabolism of the cells and
To protect your skin
against solarium’s UV rays you can
use special solarium cosmetic products,
meant for use before, during or after sessions.
These products hasten tanning, protect your
skin, your complexion lasts longer and is
smoother. It is advisable to use solarium
creams just before the tanning session,
because instead of absorbing they tend to
rub off. It is enough to use a thin layer.
Products for use after solarium tanning
are hydrating, softening and help the skin
restore. These products should be used straight
after the session or on the day
after visiting the solarium.
Always use eye-protecting
goggles during your tanning session.
It is not recommended to use solarium:
while taking strong
medicines (e.g. antibiotics), because
they increase sun sensitivity;
if one has serious
or chronic inflammation; you should
consult your doctor first;
when in doubt, it
is always advisable to ask your doctor
whether solarium is useful for you or