Time for Some Healthy Tanning

March is behind us and hopefully the crazy winter of 2014 is history. Getting outdoors is on our minds and a little preparation is a good thing. Whether you're spending time in the garden, on the golf course, playing some tennis or headed to the beach, you need to be thinking about your skin. Healthy tanning takes preparation!

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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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THEY WON’T QUIT TIL THEY TURN OFF THE SUN

 The American Dermatological Association REALLY does not want us  to get in the sunlight at all.  And now we realize the valuable  properties of exposure to the sun (vitamin D) and the ways to prevent the skin  cancer of the past (moderation, high quality sunscreen, etc.).  Also now we know that the sun we get today  can rear its ugly head twenty or so years down the road IF WE DO NOT  TAKE PROPER CARE.  What has been done, has been done.  There…

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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 D receptors are present tumor growth is prevented and kept from expanding its blood supply. Vitamin D receptors are not lost until a tumor…

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