Use of UV-A sunbeds for cosmetic tanning.

  title={Use of UV-A sunbeds for cosmetic tanning.},
  author={Brian L Diffey},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  volume={115 1},
A survey has been carried out of people using UV-A sunbeds at commercial premises in the U.K. The degree of tan achieved was found to be closely related to the subject's ability to tan in sunlight, and subjects who burnt easily in sunlight were most at risk of developing erythema after using a sunbed. Side-effects, particularly itching, were common. The prevalence of itching, nausea and skin rashes were higher in women taking oral contraceptives than in women on no medication. Although long… CONTINUE READING

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