Facebook Pixel

Comment Reply

EmpowHER Guest

Tan or don't tan! Up to you but Tanning Addictions DO NOT EXIST!

Tanning is NOT addictive. The reaction in our brains to release endorphins and our skin turning brown are 2 very different biological reactions to UV exposure and are unrelated. This article leads readers to believe that it is tanning that is “addictive”/attracted when I fact it is exposure to UV light. This attraction exists independently of an indivduals desire to be brown and would exist regardless of whether or not someone got a tan.

“increase release of opioid- like endorphins, feel-good chemicals that relieve pain and generate feelings of well-being, potentially leading to dependency,”

Our attraction to UV light is a natural response to something we were biologically intended to do. Drugs and alchohol are not.

June 14, 2013 - 5:13am


Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy