Danger: Spray tans linked to poison? It may seem strange that an owner of a spray tanning company is telling you that spray tanning has been linked to poison but BronzedBerry wants you to know the truth. Scary stuff. Most people opt to get spray tans because they are trying to achieve a beautiful glow in a safe way. Spray tanning is touted in the media, magazines, newspapers and all over the internet as perfectly safe. But just like with anything you need to be an educated consumer and make smart choices.
What we know:
So here’s a little background on what we know:
The sun isn’t inherently bad for us, we need a little natural Vitamin D. Check out this great article on how to get Vitamin D naturally from the sun the safe way. But like with everything in life, too much of a anything can be harmful. The American Academy of Dermatology provides a lot of resources if you have questions about how much is too much sun, check out this article to help determine what is the proper amount of sun exposure.
It seems silly to even say this but just in case you’ve been living under a rock, everyone else knows that tanning in a UV bed is dangerous. It can lead to many forms of skin cancer, including melanoma.
The use of indoor tanning beds before the age of 35 has been associated with a significant increase in the risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. ~ American Academy of Dermatology
Talk about being scared straight..after recently losing my father to metastatic melanoma I can tell you with 100% confidence…it’s not worth it! In a future post I’ll fill you in on dark secret..there is a lobbyist group in Washington fighting to protect tanning salons interest to keep minors “rights” to tan. Kinda reminds you of Big Tobacco doesn’t it?
So we know a little sun is good, sunscreen is great and tanning beds are bad. Great, so that means that all spray tanning must be safe..right?
Skin is the largest organ in the human body and it would be naive to think that what we put on it will not ever have negative consequences to our health. It’s also naive to believe that just becasue it’s legal means it’s safe. Many things can get FDA approval and still can be dangerous…like some forms of spray tanning.
DHA is the active ingredient that “turn” our skin brown and gives us that just of the beach glow. The government regulates DHA and they allow several contaminants in the solution: lead, arsenic and mercury. ~ TanningAdvisor.com
The article goes onto say a news organization (they didn’t mention who), reported that lead, mercury and arensic were allowed into the product and approved because they were intended to be applied topically and never ingested. Dr. Joseph Mercola, confirmed on his website that trace elements of these toxins do exist in some sunless tanning solutions. It is also worth mentioning that this doctor works for an organization in California, TanPlus, which promotes UV tanning. But that doesn’t negate the fact that some spray tanning solutions may be harmful to your health, and you need to be careful.
Don't Worry, There is hope!
According to the TanningAdvisor website, ORGANIC SUNLESS SOLUTIONS DO NOT CARRY THESE TOXINS…whew!! There is light at the end of this tunnel. All research conducted thus far show no toxic or carcinogenic ingredients. BronzedBerry only offers organic solutions.
BronzedBerry is very proud of the organic solutions we carry, which do not compromise on color..in fact a lot of clients tell me our tans are the best they’ve ever had! We are so pleased to be able to provide the safest tan on the market.
Want to get a safe tan..contact us to schedule your next organic spray tan.