But what does it do?
Do you tan?
Nope! Solius gives you a mega dose of UVB and it does feel warm inside the machine (you may even experience a bit of redness), however it’s UVA that gives you that golden glow.
UVB is that good good. UVB is the part of the sun your body really craves/needs. It’s literally what makes you happy when skies are grey. UVA is what penetrates your skin on a deeper level and changes your skin tone. It is what alters your skin cells and can increase your chances of getting cancer (wear sunscreen y’all).
I am someone who used to tan religiously (enter exhibit A of me looking like a Jersey Shore reject – just kidding, but seriously those photos exist), so trust me when I say I get it. There is something about going tanning that makes you feel ultra cozy AF. You still get that from Solius. Not only is it super cozy and warm but, like being in the actual sun, it boosts your mood. Solius would be a great system to try for those affected by seasonal affective disorder.
Who needs more vitamin D anyways?
I also asked a pharmacist about vitamin D because I’m a big nerd and he told me that it takes about half a year of daily supplements to build up your vitamin D levels to where it should be. With Solius it’s about 6-7 treatments before you notice a significant improvement. He also told me that in blind clinical trails, supplements contained somewhere between 6-20% of what they stated.
How do you use Solius?
Oh, this is the easy part. They have an app and you fill out some questions about your skin and it calculates the ideal amount of time you should be in a Solius. You can book an appointment through the app and you don’t have to deal with an associate at all. The last few times I went I just booked online, walked into the pharmacy and straight into the device, got my sun on, and then left. When you are inside the machine they recommend that you strip down to your undergarments and socks to allow for as much absorption as possible. Then it plays spa music while you decide what you want to watch on the screen (beach views anyone?) It also prints out these super stylish protective eyewear stickers for you to wear during the process that you can discard after your session.
If your curious about trying it out download the app and use the code VICKI for your first session free. This is not an affiliate code whatsoever, cross my heart. I make approximately zero dollars of this code but it saves you some of that sweet, sweet coin of yours.
I get it, I would be skeptical paying for this at first too. So I batted my luscious lashes to get this code for y’all. Happy sun soaking!