With a surface area of about 1.8 square meters, the skin is the adult’s largest sense organ, composed of the epidermis, dermis (or corium) and subcutaneous fatty tissue (or subcutis). The maxim for our skin is: Less is more! The best protection is a moderate exposure to the sun. The sun gets our circulation going and strengthens our immune system. Read here more about sun & co, the biopositive properties of UV light, vitamin D, information about collagen light and a lot more.
With an area of one and a half to two square metres the skin is the largest organ in the human body.
On average it is only a few millimetres thick. The paper-thin body shell is separated into three layers. The upper skin layer or epidermis is the protective layer. The dermis is elastic and among other things is made up of connective tissue and collagen fibres. The subcutis is the fat storage and serves as protection against the cold as well as an energy storage.
When it comes to its functions, the skin also holds a leading position. It serves as:
- protection of the body against the environment
- protection against heat and cold
- protection against pathogens and radiation
- storage for nutrients and water
- an excretory organ for degradation products of the metabolism
- a receptive organ for medication and hormones
- a sensory organ
Our skin also reveals, whether we are young or old, healthy or sick, stressed or relaxed. And of course the skin also decides, whether or not we find the person facing us attractive or not. There is a reason why the skin is called the “soul’s mirror”. In order for us to feel comfortable in our skin, both good care and regular tanning is important.
Based on what we know today, the healthy effects of the sun on the skin go well beyond the production of vitamin D.
A scaly skin disease, which was most likely psoriasis, was already described by the Greek doctor Hippocrates
(approx. 460-370 B.C.). Typical symptoms of psoriasis are inflamed, reddened and scaly patches of skin, which are often accompanied by itching and burning. Painful cracks can also occur in the affected skin areas.
Humans have been using the sun´s light to alleviate skin problems for centuries. That is because certain wavelengths of light, which we cannot see, have a healing effect on skin inflammations. Light is also used to treat psoriasis, because of its verified effectiveness. The mechanism responsible for protecting against this inflammation is controlled by a protein. Vitamin D contributes to increasing the amount of this protein. And as we know, the body can produce vitamin D itself using UVB-radiation.
Did you know
that the XY-Code alone doesn’t tan? As a part of the so-called equivalence key according to DIN EN 61228 (also known as the UV-code),
the XY-code is merely a safety-relevant variable and doesn’t give any information about the performance of the tubes in the solarium. The interaction of solarium and
tubes results in the performance.
Important factors for this are:
• physical composition of the tubes
• operating temperature of the tubes
• adjustability of the tubes
In these points the megaSun tubes are optimally adapted to megaSun solariums. That is the only way you can achieve a 100% tanning performance and 100% customer satisfaction.
Light is life
Humans are drawn to the sun. This fact is reflected every year during the dark time of the year. Around 80,000 Germans suffer
from a veritable deficiency symptom during the winter months. While the sun lights up the day in July with 120,000 lux, it only reaches 1,500 lux in January. But even during the rest of the year we Central Europeans lack sunlight and feel lethargic and tired. Scientists have now proven that light even helps with “non-seasonal” depressions and other illnesses.
Biologically effective light stimulates the intensity and colour temperature of daylight. Thus, during the day sunlight stops the production of the hormone melatonin (also known as the sleeping hormone). This ensures that the organism is awake and fit, enabling humans to sleep better at night.
If signs of depression or daily tiredness show, using a solarium in the morning or in the afternoon at the latest is recommended. Doing so in the evening is not very helpful as the light signalises to the body that it is daytime and it
becomes very difficult, if not impossible to fall asleep.
But light can do so much more: In addition to the proven therapeutic results, premenstrual discomfort for example can be successfully treated, especially the emotional side effects. It can even be used to treat bulimic binge eating, in particular seasonally caused bulimia. The regular use of a high-quality solarium also ensures a balanced vitamin D level.
Up until a few years ago, people believed that the active form of vitamin D could only be produced with the help of sunlight and with the involvement of the liver, the kidneys and the skin. Thanks to the American scientist Prof. Michael F. Holick, Professor for Medicine, Dermatology, Physiology and Biophysics, who also discovered the active form of vitamin D, today we now know that evidently every single cell in our bodies possesses the ability to produce active vitamin D.
According to epidemiologist Cedric Garland from the University of California in San Diego, USA, a vitamin D
deficiency is fundamentally involved in the development of tumor diseases. Numerous scientific papers confirm the opinions of the two researchers and have long since proven that vitamin D can reduce cancer growth.
Unfortunately, many people are completely unaware of the health aspects of sunlight. On the contrary, they fear the sun. Especially the media, but also dermatologists never pass up an opportunity to constantly point out the “dangers” of solar radiation.
There are even recommendations to completely avoid the sun. Of course it is harmful to your health to sunbathe excessively, but sunlight in carefully dosed amounts is not only “allowed” but also vital, as it keeps our vitamin D level and thereby our vitality at a high level.
Can I use a solarium or Collarium® despite having a tattoo? What do I need to keep in mind?
Tattoos are currently extremely popular and it is easy to quickly get lost in the imaginative images. Many people cannot get enough of them and plan an entire work of art, while others are satisfied with small accents to make themselves even more unique.
Getting a tattoo results in many small wounds in the skin, which absolutely need to be protected from dirt and sunrays. You should avoid using a solarium during the first 4-8 weeks. But, if you follow a few guidelines, you can enjoy both things without worries:
• After getting a tattoo or piercing, do NOT
sunbathe in a solarium or the sun for about 4-8 weeks
• A new tattoo needs to be treated regularly with a special cream
• Especially before sunbathing for the first time take great care to cream the new tattoo
• Avoid putting pressure on or rubbing the new tattoo so that the wound healing process is not disturbed
Collagen is an essential component of our connective tissue, and can also be called the network of the body.
Connective tissue is found between cells and organs as well as in the bones, vascular walls, tendons, ligaments – and of course in our skin! Collagens are fibres that provide form and elasticity, and significantly influence the strength or weakness of our connective tissue. They are skin-firming proteins, which consist of extremely fine fibres that are twisted together like ropes. With increasing age, the body’s own collagen production decreases, i.e. existing collagen deposits break down and harden, and skin ageing is accelerated. Lines and wrinkles appear in the face and neck area, the skin loses its elasticity. The light spectrum of the especially developed Collagen Plus tubes rebuilds collagen depositories. Lines and wrinkles are reduced. The skin looks much smoother and fresher. Plus Collagen restores the skin’s lost elasticity. The moisture content of the skin is improved over the entire body. Pure anti-ageing! In addition, the collagen network as well as tendons, ligaments and muscles are strengthened.
also called the sunshine vitamin, has a lot of duties in our body. First, a balanced vitamin D level works supportive on our immune system
and is there fore a preventive measure against many diseases. The well being is also influenced by vitamin D. For example body inflammations can be reduced, one can be relieved from stress, insomnia and agitated melancholia, the mental receptiveness und general vitality can be improved. Vitamin D is essential for optimal health. Medical studies worldwide proofed the advantages and positive influence of vitamin D for the combat of many diseases. It is well known that infants till the age of 2 years are getting vitamin D supplements to prevent rickets. Also the prevention of some bone diseases like osteoporosis with vitamin D is wide accepted.
More unbelievable, but confirmed with numerous international studies, is that the sunshine hormone vitamin D is preventive respectively repressive against many kinds of cancer. The highest risk reductions were found in colon, breast and prostate cancer.
In today's stressful, fast-paced world, a well-groomed appearance and a slightly tanned complexion are regarded as desirable ideals.
But nowadays, a sunbed is more than just a tanning apparatus. We need the sun, be it natural or artificial, because it has a life prolonging effect on our entire organism, our nerves, skin, blood and bone structure.
- simply to relax, unwind and recharge energy
- to strengthen the immune system
- to prevent osteoporosis
- to actively strengthen heart and circulation
- for more vitality
- for healthy skin
- for a positive attitude
- to counteract the winter blues
- to reduce the risk of cancer (breast, colon, prostate)
All development performances up to the production can be found under the roof of KBL GmbH at the headquarters in Dernbach. Regularly exchange with doctors and health experts allows the engineers to develop solariums in the think tank in Dernbach, which are unbeatable in quality, aesthetic and user-friendliness.
Collagen boosters are high-power-LEDs special manufactured for KBL. The particular light of the collagen booster ensures a revitalization,
relaxation and detoxification of the skin. They also improve additionally the skin moisture and reduce lines and wrinkles.
Touch blue, touch red, touch green! colorMotion always takes care of the right mood. Choose with a novel remote control
out of 18 different programs. Choose your preferred color options simply by using the motionWheel fingertip control in the middle of the remote control. Depending on the active colorApp choose your light intensity or the flash frequency.
Touch it – love it!
intellisun is the combination of specially developed p2-tubes for KBL and the by KBL invented cpi-technique.
Through an external attached display on the machine (preSelection display) in the megaSun solarium 7900 alpha/deluxe also 6900 alpha deluxe you can choose important comfort settings in advance. The adjustable options Basic, Mediterranean and Caribbean drive the lamps of the sun bed to the desired tan – possible because of intelliSun. However the performance of the tubes doesn’t change but the light spectrum in the solarium. In a smart way the interaction of UVA and UVB is varied. Therefore the costumer can choose between a balanced relationship of UVA/UVB rays, direct tan or the increased building of vitamin D and the production of melanin.
One thing is for sure: Only where megaSun stands on it, is also megaSun in it – in know-how, in quality and in performance.
Of course also in our tubes. Therefore our sunbeds are not equipped with normal standard tubes but with specially made megaSun tubes as well as megaSun p2 tubes for the extra portion of Vitamin D. The EXTRA of UVB in the p2 tubes provides a perfect tan, essential bio-positive effects and the safe feeling of skin gentle tanning.
cpi = control power integrated
Without the revolutionary inventions by KBL, today’s tanning industry wouldn’t be the same.
an adjustable electronical ballast and a specifically own developed software. Compared to conventional electronical ballasts, the tubes are controlled and driven by it. The most important advantages for cpi are an optimal life time performance for tubes, a low power consumption, a clear longer operating time of tubes and an optimal tanning result.
Also the special for KBL developed Bluetooth® module is an innovation by KBL. The possibility to make a connection with your
smartphone assistance by Bluetooth® exits in every megaSun solarium and collarium®. Start your personal playlist and experience your request concert while tanning. You can find this perfection just at megaSun.