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Indoor Tanning Statistics – Woah.

15 Nov

There’s a fine line between tan and looking like you rolled in a bag of doritos..

INDOOR TANNING

  • Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a proven human carcinogen.33 Currently tanning beds are regulated by the FDA as Class I medical devices, the same designation given elastic bandages and tongue depressors.34 
  • The International Agency for Research on Cancer, an affiliate of the World Health Organization, includes ultraviolet (UV) tanning devices in its Group 1, a list of the most dangerous cancer-causing substances.35 Group 1 also includes agents such as plutonium, cigarettes, and solar UV radiation.36 
  • Frequent tanners using new high-pressure sunlamps may receive as much as 12 times the annual UVA dose compared to the dose they receive from sun exposure.37 
  • Ten minutes in a sunbed matches the cancer-causing effects of 10 minutes in the Mediterranean summer sun.38 
  • Nearly 30 million people tan indoors in the U.S. every year39; 2.3 million of them are teens.40 
  • On an average day, more than one million Americans use tanning salons.41 
  • Seventy-one percent of tanning salon patrons are girls and women aged 16-29.42 
  • Indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanners are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors.43 
  • People who use tanning beds are 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma.44 
  • The indoor tanning industry has an annual estimated revenue of $5 billion.40

from The Skin Cancer Foundation website

My next blog will be about a great product line to prevent melonoma!

There’s a fine line between tan and looking like you rolled in a bag of doritos.

14 Nov

Dear My Generation,

Stop going in the tanning bed.  It is BAD for you.  I hear you.  It looks good… it’s addicting… it feels good to be in the warmth of the bed.  I used to tan all the time.  Since I started working in aesthetics thought, I’ve become extremely pale.  I refuse to sit in the sun without S.P.F and a hat.  I don’t care how silly I look, I know the effects of the sun, and being a sun worshiper will effect my career.  So I stopped.  I know not everyone needs to look young for a job, so why do you think you look better after tanning?

If your answer to this is I want to clear up my acne, my answer to you is:  SEE AN AESTHETICIAN.

Step 1: See a Professional then Step 2: Spend wisely on products that WORK.

If you say, I like the look of being tan, I say spray it.  I just learned how fun spraying is!

Using natural elements like sugarcane and beets based products won’t clog  your pores, and better yet, it won’t cause skin cancer, and most important:  It won’t prematurely age your skin!!!  My favorite part:  I smell like candy after tanning!  (I have a sweet tooth).

90% of aging is due to the sun.  All the sun worshipers of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s are obvious when they walk in my door.  Usually within minutes of our first conversation they tell me they used to sit in the sun with baby oil.  And reflectors.  These women have notably thick leathery skin.  This is from natural UV light, I’d hate to see what we’re (well not me… my generation) going to look like!

So if you feel the need to be tan, please PLEASE go spray tan!

Product Review: Skin Cancer Preventing Ingredients.

 

Before Spray

After Spray

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