Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tempted to Tan? What's safe, what's not!

There is already snow in the mountains, and as we enjoy our last few days of fall, we may be watching our summer 'glow' fading quickly.  Do you embrace your winter white skin?  Or do you head for a tanning booth or spray tan?

If you haven't already been convinced about the dangers of tanning beds, read this article below that was posted on the Glamour magazine blog.  This blogger even includes links to articles about the dangers of spray booth tanning versus tanning beds.  Our recommendation?  Visit www.fullbodybeauty.com and get a professional spray tan from our friend, Kelly Noorda :)

Thinking of Sneaking in a Tan? Don't! 
New Research on What Tanning Beds Do to Skin
The sun has disappeared in many parts of the country, and your "healthy" summer glow may be wearing off. If you're thinking about hitting up the tanning salon--even just a few times--don't! Here's the latest on the horrible thing tanning can do to your skin...
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According to new research, tanning may be worse for your health than experts previously thought. A new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reports that the type of UV rays used in most tanning beds--UVA1--may dangerously penetrate the deepest layer of skin that is most susceptible skin cancer. In other words, it's bad--very bad.
"Indoor tanning is like smoking for your skin," said Dr. Doris Day, a dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, who spoke to USA Today. "It's the single worst thing you can do in terms of skin cancer and premature aging."
Have you gone tanning recently? Do you know it's bad for you but are you still tempted? Let's discuss the psychology of tanning.


Read More http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2011/10/thinking-of-sneaking-in-a-tan.html#ixzz1aTrHOCKA

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