Help you get that elusive tan
This is the most obvious benefit of sunbeds. Exposure to sunlight – natural or artificial – is the key to a great looking tan. A “healthy” tan is always appreciated and makes you feel good about yourself.
However, in several countries across the world, the weather does not always permit people to expose their skin to the sun’s rays. Sunbeds mimic the UV radiation which the sun provides your body and thus helps you achieve the golden tan you always wanted.
Provides Your Body With Vitamin D
This is another well-known reason for using sunbeds. Most people believe that UV radiation is bad for the skin. This is a huge misconception since UV radiation is only harmful in excess. It is in fact important to expose your body to UV radiation since it helps the body synthesize Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, from its precursor compounds. In the absence of UV radiation, this process is halted and your body does not produce the required amount of Vitamin D.
To give you an idea of how vital Vitamin D is for your body, here is a list of the roles Vitamin D plays in various processes at the cellular and molecular level:
Maintains bone density and health of teeth
Is a vital component in the normal working of the brain, the nervous system, and the immune system
Aids in diabetes management by regulating insulin levels
Is involved in the expression of genes which regulate cancer cell growth
While it is possible to take supplements to prevent Vitamin D deficiency, using sunbeds allows you to get Vitamin D in a manner that imitates natural processes.