Tanning Beds… The Toxic Truth.

Thinking of using a tanning bed for a special event or to prepare for a vacation? Think again! Just one indoor tanning session increases your risk of developing melanoma by 20%.

Tanning beds rapidly age the skin and damage DNA, leading to skin cancer. The number of skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning is higher than the number of lung cancer cases due to smoking.

I want to help you preserve your youthful skin and your life! In the US alone, 419,000 cases of skin cancer can be attributed to indoor tanning every year. Of those, 6,199 are melanoma cases (the deadliest kind, though curable if caught early). Shocking news: people who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75 percent.

The incidence of melanoma in people under 30 is increasing faster than any other group, soaring by 50% since 1980. And yet, 35% of adults and 55% of college students visit tanning salons.

There is a noted correlation between the rise in skin cancer in people under 30 and the number of college students who frequent tanning salons. Coincidence? Not. So why would anyone pay good money for the privilege of climbing into an ultraviolet radiation pod in what is ostensibly a skin cancer factory?

Many people think a burnished glow makes them look younger, hotter and healthier. Does it though? Maybe in the short term, but how about the long-term effects of UV radiation on skin: collagen degradation, wrinkles, sagging, age spots, DNA mutations leading to skin cancer?

Get The Glow, Naturally!

Over the years, I have found healthy alternatives to the tanning bed.  One of my favorites is Jane Iredale's, Tantasia.  This is a cutting-edge self tanning lotion that does not streek or smell bad.  It has a built in bronzer that gives you immediate color and helps you to know that you have applied it evenly.  Best of all it is acne safe so you can use it on your face with out fear of repercussions.

Boost your foundation with Jane Iredale's Golden Shimmer.  This light cream can be added to any moisturizer (face or body) or foundation.  In the studio, we use it to take our winter foundation into spring and summer.  

Pasty white legs is one of the driving reasons for visiting the tanning beds.  Choose Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion, instead.  Prtty Peaushun conceals minor imperfections and enhances definition to create a sexy slimmer silhouette. Infused with an innovative blend of natural plant extracts to lift firm tighten and diminish the appearance of cellulite stretch marks and varicose veins as well as minimizing bruising and sore muscles. Subtle light reflecting pigments give skin a natural radiance. 

Statistics Source:

Wehner, MPhil Mackenzie R. "International Prevalence of Indoor Tanning." JAMA Dermatology. American Medical Association, 01 Apr. 2014. Web. 13 Apr. 2017.      

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