Benefits of tanning during the winter months

Posted at 1:53 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 09:33:36-05

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, why not give your sweetheart the gift of healthy looking skin and some much needed vitamin D during these winter months?

Everyone knows a tan looks great, and projects a healthy and attractive skin complexion, but few realize the many number of benefits that tanning can bring you. Looking good, and feeling good, has now been scientifically proven. Research shows that tanning stimulates the release of beta-endorphins, our body's "feel-good" hormones.

In the winter, tanning is all the more significant. With the little amount of sunlight available, particularly here in the Northeast, many people lack vitamin D, a compound that is critical to good health. Vitamin D is produced when your body is exposed to UV rays, which usually come from the sun. However, in the winter, with very short days and most people staying indoors, vitamin D becomes scarce. Research shows that too little vitamin D leads to premature aging, low bone density and possibly even cardiovascular disease! Coming to a tanning salon will give you that boost of UV that your skin needs to start making vitamin D. Keep this in mind during those cold winter days!

While we are on the topic of winter, it is wise to mention SAD - season affective disorder - also known as the "winter blues". The US National Library of Medicine writes "some people experience a serious mood change when the seasons change. They may sleep too much, have little energy, and may also feel depressed." If you've experienced these symptoms, tanning is a proven way to tackle SAD. Visiting a tanning salon will give you a summer boost, energize your body with sunshine and give you the power to beat the dead of winter.

In addition to all the fabulous benefits mentioned above, research has shown other advantages to tanning, particularly the safe and healthy tanning of an indoor tanning salon. Over the years, it has been shown that tanning reduces outbreaks of acne, may lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reduce the skin's susceptibility to infections and reduce stress.

Guys and Dolls Salon and Tanzmania in Frandor offer a variety of tanning and spa packages, perfect for Valentine’s!