First, has anyone actually found tanning beds in taiwan?
Second, the health matter. Before I began tanning, I wanted to know whether or not it was unhealthy for my body. Here are the facts, given to me by my family doctor as well as a close friend who used to manage a tanning salon (in order to do this she had to go to training, instructing her on how to keep people safe).
1. Tanning will not give you skin cancer if you do not burn yourself. However, it must also be done in moderation, see the instructions below.
2. Tanning can be more harmful then the sun, as you can burn severly in a much shorter time.
3. Tanning can be beneficial to people who suffer from seasonal depression, as it helps to elevate the levels of vitamin D in your body.
4. Tanning is also recommended by many physicians if you are planning a trip to somewhere that is much sunnier than where you live. Your skin needs to adapt to the exposure, this can help to prevent burning and thus cancer.
Third, when you start tanning first get information as to the bulb wattage. Based on this and your skin type you can determine what amount of time you should start at. With high wattage bulbs and skin that tans easily, but rarely burns, I would recommend starting with 4 to 5 minutes twice a week. NO more. do this for a couple of weeks, then you can up the time by a minute. This will give you a more natural looking tan. It is far safer and healthier for your skin to tan gradually. Don’t ever go everyday, unless your goal is to look like old leather. (Please note that everytime you take a significant break and then start tanning again you need to start the gradual process over, don’t go back to the time that you were up to as your skin will no longer be acustomed to it.
Hope this helps. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask.