Tag: UV rays

Why Sunless Spray Tanning Can be Dangerous

As Reported by Dr Mercola at www.mercola.com Spray tans are generally considered to be benign cosmetic treatments — but are they REALLY? Sunless tanners contain a lengthy list of chemical agents — up to 45 in the case of spray tanners. Many of these agents have never been studied for their long-term effects on human

PINKY PINKY PINKY

Six years ago, prior to my beginning research with Tantra MTII, I would say that “my skin is so white it has a blue tinge to it”.  Today, for the first time this year, we got outside in shorts and the great GASP could be heard for miles as everyone started calling each other PINKY, except for

HOW YOUR SKIN TANS

This is how tanning salon owners want you to think about tanning. As written in Smart Tan Magazine: Tanning takes place in the skin’s outer layer: the epidermis. About 5% of the cells in your epidermis are special cells called melanocytes. When exposed to UVB light, melanocytes produce pinkish colored melanin that is absorbed by

MORE GOOD NEWS ABOUT VITAMIN D

A recent press release form the University of California-San Diego report shows even more positive findings about Vitamin D and the benefits associated with the prevention of breast cancer. “Vitamin D metabolites increase communication between cells by switching on a protein that blocks aggressive cell division,” said Cedric F. Garland, DrPH. “As long as vitamin

RULES AND REGULATIONS

 WHAT CAN SALON OWNERS SAY ABOUT SUN TANNING CURRENTLY WITH THE REGULATORS CRACKING DOWN HARD ON THE INDOOR SUN TANNING INDUSTRY? Not much…really.  There is a lot on conflicting information out there about UV light today, and many people are justifyably confused.  You must be sure that the information you share with your clients in valid and

BE KIND TO YOUR SKIN

A layer of your skin is about as thin as an onion skin. The life of a layer of skin is about four to twenty one days.   How you treat the surface layer of the skin determines the life span. When your skin is exposed to UV rays, either from the sun or tanning

SUNSCREENS & SKIN CANCER

A recent article posted on slate.com by Melinda Moyer shines a light on how confusing buying and using sunscreens can now be. The FDA recently rolled out new labeling rules to manufacturers and the decision making has only gotten more complex. That along with reports from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and even Dr. Oz

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