We often hear it’s necessary to follow tanning eye protection, or you can’t get your smart indoor tanning. Have you ever wondered why such strict laws protect the eyes when using sunbeds in Dubai? The answer is clear. Your eyes are as important as your dream to have tan skin; they deserve care.

Sunbeds in Dubai are gaining popularity as a smart indoor tanning procedure. The process is quite efficient in giving your body a tan tint that you had been willing to achieve. Although you can get that attractive tan by sunbathing on sandy Dubai beaches or getting a spray tan in Dubai, sunbeds in Dubai are a more efficient way of gaining long-lasting even without fine lines.

Sunbeds utilize the power of ultraviolet or UV rays to penetrate the skin’s inner layers, turning on melanocytes to produce melanin, a substance responsible for producing pigment in our skin, hair, and eyes. Under UV rays in the sunbeds, the melanocytes produce excessive melanin, causing hyperpigmentation or tanning.

While UV rays in the sunbed produce the desired effect on the skin, are they suitable for all body parts? No, they aren’t.

Along with many other instructions, such as removing clothes and jewellery, the care instructions include wearing a bikini as UV rays might affect the areola-the area around nipples, nipples, and genitals. People also get instructions to wear eye protection. While people quickly follow other instructions, they have excuses to avoid tanning eye protection.

This article includes what alternatives people can use as tanning eye protection, what harm they can get if they don’t use it, and the benefits of using tanning eye protection while using sunbeds in Dubai. By the end of this discussion, you’ll learn why using tanning eye protection is called smart indoor tanning.

Why Do You Need Tanning Eye Protection? 

You don’t need eye protection if you use tanning lotions or spray tan in Dubai. They don’t expose your eyes or body to direct UV rays. Whether you use a lie-down or stand-up sunbed, all use UV light to induce tan on the body. Eye protection is compulsory due to exposure to UV rays.

UV rays induce premature ageing in all eye structures. You can experience acute and chronic side effects of UV light exposure. Acute effects might be more painful at the moment, but chronic side effects can damage your vision permanently. You may suffer from decreased colour perception and reduced night vision in the long run.

It would help if you had tanning eye protection to protect your eyes against UV rays. They don’t allow UV rays to pass through them and protect your eyes, no matter if they are shut or open. The tanning eye protection is purposefully designed to use in UV tanning equipment and has the better quality to offer maximum protection.

What To Use For Tanning Eye Protection? 

When people come to a salon for UV tanning, they often want to know alternatives to protect their eyes or argue against using whatever they like. Dubai’s laws do not permit using any alternative other than eye protection designed for UV sunbeds.

Most people argue that their eyelids are the best natural protective layer for their eyes. No doubt it’s true. But it’s true for natural light coming from the sun millions of kilometres away from us. Additionally, the ozone layer cuts out most of the UV rays that could reach our planet, and only a fraction of it reaches our eyes when we are outdoors.

Ophthalmologists suggest using sun shades and avoiding exposing eyes to direct sunlight for a long. In the case of UV tanning, the UV rays are 100 times stronger and more direct than UV rays from the sun, so eyelids alone can not protect the eyes. Eyelids only provide 25% of protection from UV rays from the sun. As a matter of fact, you may burn your eyelids without eye protection.

Many other people want to use a towel but not goggles to protect their eyes. It is a common misconception that towels are effective against UV rays. Like eyelids, they are an insufficient cover to block harmful UV rays.

The best tanning eye protection is specially designed goggles. These are black-coloured goggles with a high nasal bridge to prevent tanning lines on your face and offer 99.99% protection against UVA and UVB rays. People haven’t experienced any side effects of UV rays if they use them during UV tanning sessions.

What Happens If You Don’t Use Tanning Eye Protection? 

Nothing will happen if you don’t use your protective eyewear for the first one or two UV tanning sessions. But, if you don’t use them regularly, the intense UV rays can cause much damage to your eyes and eyelids.

Specialists recommend using good sunglasses when you are sunbathing. They recommend it to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays coming from the sun. The sunbeds for UV tanning have more strong and more direct UV rays. Using sunbeds without tanning eye protection can cause:

  • Eyelid burns: 

Eyelids’ skin is light compared to the rest of our bodies. Although it protects the eyes from UV rays, it can get burned too. Direct UV rays can cause burns to eyelids easily, causing immense pain.

  • Photokeratitis:

It is also known as sunburn of the eyes. Photokeratitis affects the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes. Gritty feelings, pain, headache, redness, tearing, swelling, light sensitivity, twitching, blurry vision or loss of vision, colour change, small pupils, and halos characterize this feeling.

Furthermore, the chances of cataracts and eye or eyelid cancer also increase if you don’t use the recommended eye protection for tanning. Macular degeneration is also a leading eye disease that is common due to UV sunbed.

These harmful effects shouldn’t let your chicken out from your next tanning session. You must o understand that using the recommended eye protection is the only smart solution for indoor tanning. At Plush Tan, we don’t allow anyone to use UV tanning without wearing our provided UV protection eyewear. It is necessary for your eye’s safety and a rule for using a sunbed in Dubai.