With the swimwear season going on, many people will go to their local tanning salon to get a tanned body before going to the beach. But what if you have never been in a canopy tanning bed before? What beginners should you consider? Before going tanning, I recommend making an informed decision about whether or not the advantages outweigh the cons. Many experts claim that there are too many risks, and tanning beds should be reserved for medicinal purposes only.
Excessive amounts of UV exposure in the eyes can cause damage to the eye itself, the retina, and can cause cataracts and even blindness. I have read stories of people who have been blind for the first time in canopy tanning bed. While this is not a likely outcome, if you opt away from protective glasses, it is a possibility. Simply closing your eyes or putting a towel on them does not provide enough protection to prevent eye damage.
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The purchase of tanning goggles is another option. Many of them have a chain that wraps around the back of the head to make sure they do not move while tanning. Many tanning salons do not check to see if you have protective goggles before going tanning, and no one is going to continue on a canopy tanning bed to ensure that you have them on. The protection of sight is your responsibility.