Surgeon General Warns Against Tanning and Danger of Skin Cancer

An article in USA TODAY on July 29th offers loads of information on the harmful effects of UV rays and the danger of skin cancer. It is the first time a Surgeon General has issued such a direct statement concerning tanning and tanning beds. A new regulation will require labeling on tanning beds advising those under 18 years-of-age to avoid them completely. To read the full article go to USA TODAY.

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Healthy Skin Care Products Are Vital

Maintaining one’s skin is important as it is the body’s largest organ and is constantly exposed┬áto harmful conditions. Healthy skin care products are the key. Whether it’s UV rays, chemicals, toxins, irritants, allergens, or a host of other things, being aware is critical for protection. Using healthy skin products protects against one of the greatest risks to robust skin, UV rays, both UVA and UVB. They both are harmful and can lead to skin cancers, early aging and wrinkles.

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ALL ABOUT SUNBURN – AVOID AT ALL COSTS – A LOT OF INFORMATION

Information on why you should avoid sunburn at all costs from WebMD: You lie out in the sun hoping to get a golden tan, but instead walk away from your lounge chair with a sunburn looking like a lobster that's been left in the pot too long. Despite health warnings about sun damage, many of us still subject our skin to the sun's burning rays. More than one-third of adults and nearly 70% of children admit they've gotten sunburned within the past…

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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 health, because the FDA does not systematically review the safety of personal care products. Since testing is voluntary and controlled by the manufacturers, many…

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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 other skin cells. When exposed to UVA light, the melanin darkens. This darkening is your skin’s natural way of protecting itself from sunburn.  The…

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