Indoor Tanning More Risky Than Smoking?

JAMA Dermatology has released a study, “International Prevalence of Indoor Tanning – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.”

Key study takeaways at-a-glance:

  • The number of skin cancer cases due to tanning is higher than the number of lung cancer cases due to smoking.
  • In the US alone419,254 cases of skin cancer can be attributed to indoor tanning. Out of this number, 6,199 are melanoma cases.

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Position:
The study results demonstrate that tanning bed use, particularly among young people, is an alarmingly widespread behavior. In the US, 35% of adults and 55% of college students have tanned, and the study found there are more than 419,000 new skin cancer cases attributable to indoor tanning each year. Worldwide, there are more skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning than there are lung cancer cases due to smoking.

These results are not surprising given what we know about indoor tanning behaviors and society’s flawed view that an artificially tanned look is beautiful. The Foundation continually works to change perceptions about tanning through its public education efforts, including its PSA campaign Go With Your Own Glow, which is designed to encourage women to embrace and protect their natural skin tones.

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that people of all ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds avoid indoor tanning and take precautions in the sun by limiting outdoor time between 10 am and 4 pm, seeking the shade when outdoors, using a broad spectrum SPF 15+ sunscreen (SPF 30+ sunscreen for extended stays outdoors), and wearing protective clothing, including wide-brimmed hats and UV-blocking sunglasses.

This is the first summary of the international prevalence of indoor tanning exposure. 88 records (studies) were included in the meta-analysis, and the results include data from 406,696 participants. Analyses were performed separately for three geographic regions: the United States and Canada, Northern and Western Europe and Australia, as well as for these regions combined.

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Call: 877.594.8353   Code: 39867624 

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Your Winter Face – 6 Areas to watch this winter.

Your Winter Face – 6 Areas to watch this winter.

“Put your best face forward”. Check out 6 areas often forgotten during winter months. The suns rays are just as powerful now as they are in the summer. Exercise good judgement and always wear sunscreen.

  1. Cheeks, forehead and chin
  2. Lips
  3. Nose
  4. Scalp and Neck
  5. Ears
  6. Eyes

Don’t forget you can always have a warm glow year round.

Use Face, our organic anti-wrinkle moisturizing tanning cream, on your face and neck.

Read the full article, from SkinCancer.org

 

Are You Sad?

Seasonal affective disorder, known as SAD effects 4-6% of the population according to WebMD. That’s a lot!!

Generally this condition effects people during the parts of the year where the less day light is present. Symptoms of this could be as mild as the occasional bad attitude and as severe more serious depressions needing medical intervention.

Most websites include light therapy as the main source of treatment, along with antidepressants.

In this business we hear so often about people still going to tanning beds to help them with this disorder. We were curious if other treatments were recommended.

Here’s what we found:

  • low fat diet
  • walking at least 30 min a day (outside preferable)
  • daily vitamin with magnesium and b complex with minerals

These are all great suggestions! Whenever you don’t feel yourself you should go see your doctor. If you want to try and treat anything without pharmaceuticals or harmful UV rays ask them for alternatives. It’s amazing what a good nutritionist can do!!

 

Re-Post: 3 New Sunscreen Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy (and Pretty!)

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Lexi Petronis

You know that sunscreen is important—not just during the summertime but all year round. Now, the FDA has come out with new guidelines about what to use and even how to put it on.

1: Use an antioxidant serum before putting on sunscreen. Many sunscreens contain zinc oxide, which may produce free radicals—molecules that damage your DNA—when they’re out in the sun. Experts say that zinc oxide is safe, and it’s OK to keep using it; ultimately, UV rays are more dangerous than free radicals. But to get the most out of your sunscreen, put on an antioxidant serum in the morning, which may help fight free radicals (there are even sunscreens with antioxdants in them already!).

2: Put on twice as much. One ounce of sunscreen—about what it takes to fill a shot glass—is considered enough to cover your full body. But now, guidelines suggest you put on two shot glasses’ worth. It’s easy to slap it on and miss a lot of body parts (haven’t you ever ended up with random patches of burnt skin?). Using twice as much will help ensure that you’re covering your entire body.

3: Don’t towel off after getting out of the water. Sunscreens may be water-resistant for 40 to 80 minutes, but they’re never waterproof (the FDA will now no longer allow a sunscreen to be labeled as such). When you towel off, you’re basically taking all the sunscreen off. So instead, try letting the water bead up on your skin—docs say it’ll preserve the sunscreen and even keep you cooler, longer.

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Rain or Shine?

rain can ruin a spray tan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rain can really mess with our plans, causing traffic jams or cancelled outdoor activities.  Also it can ruin your spray tan, if it hasn’t developed yet.

Don’t cancel your appointment use these 5 steps to secure your tans survival.

  1. Be prepared- Keep an umbrella in your car or your favorite hoody.
  2. Hoodies are great at keeping your tan alive. Pull your arms into the sleeves a bit and cover your hands. Pull the hood up to cover your neck and head.
  3. Use the umbrella to keep the rain off your face and feet. Your hoody will protect your back.
  4. Get a drip? No problem, grab some tanning cream and rub a fingertip’s worth around the dribbled on area and let set in over night.
  5. Avoid all together by having a mobile company, like ours, come to you!!