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Relax and sun yourself at innovations with a pleasant and safe 0.3 sunbed 0.3 Tanning

The best way to tan!
There is a regulation governing the maximum UV output of sunbeds. This is generally referred to as 0.3 and is approved by the EU and complies with all British and European consumer safety regulations.

A 0.3 tanning session delivers the same tanning effect as the mid-day Mediterranean summer sun but without the risk of burning.

0.3W/m2 is the amount of UV exposure that the EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) set as the limit for effective irradiance.

This limit was then added to the European and British standards relevant for sunbeds. A sunbed with a UV output above this level is deemed as ‘unsafe’.

What you can expect from a 0.3 tanning session:

Vitamin D - Facts

Vitamin D is essential for good health.
Medical studies around the world have proven the benefits of Vitamin D in association with:

  • Cellular Health: including breast, colon and prostate cancers
  • Bone Health: including osteoporosis, hip fractures, osteomalacia and hip fractures
  • Organ Health: including high blood pressure, hypertension and heart disease
  • Mental Health: including SAD, PMS, depression and general mood
  • Auto-immune Diseases: including multiple sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Skin Disorders: including psoriasis
  • Obesity and exercise programmes
  • Sunlight is the most effective way for the body to manufacture
Vitamin D. Yet in the UK and Ireland, our bodies can only manufacture Vitamin D from exposure to the sun during the months of May to October. Outside of these months, the sun is simply not strong enough. Considered by many to be the foremost authority on Vitamin D, Dr Michael Holick (Professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at the Boston University School of Medicine, one of the USA's top universities), recommends a daily amount of 1,000 IU is necessary to maintain a healthy level. It is very difficult to eat enough Vitamin D rich foods on a daily basis to achieve these levels. Most multi-vitamin supplements only provide 400IU of Vitamin D.

Unprotected UV exposure to 25% of 1 MED, 2-3 times a week is recommended by Dr Holick to ensure sufficient Vitamin D levels. Depending on skin type, this is the equivalent of about 5 minutes of unprotected UV exposure 2-3 times a week. In natural sunlight the word 'unprotected' is very important, as SPF creams reduce the ability of the body to produce Vitamin D from UV exposure by up to 97%.

How The Skin Tans

Our natural skin colour is determined by skin pigment – melanin – and the presence and amount of melanin in an individual is determined by hereditary factors.

When our skin is exposed to UV, cells deep in our skin – called melanocytes – initiate a process where more melanin is produced. This subsequently ‘browns’ as it rises to the skin’s surface producing a tan. UV also causes the outer layer of the skin to thicken. This is the body’s way of building up protection to UV and to help avoid burning. People will react differently to UV rays – darker skinned people produce melanin more readily. The skin of some very fair people contains very little melanin and, even when exposed to UV, they cannot form melanin, so they will not tan in sunlight or on a sunbed.

If the natural tanning process is rushed, sunburn will result. Our skin has a natural repair mechanism but if this is triggered too frequently, it may become exhausted and result in permanent damage to the skin.

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