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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Why You Should Stay Away From Sun Beds This Holiday Season



Now the clocks have gone back, days are getting shorter and cool autumnal weather means bye-bye sunscreen and hello layers of clothing.
As we head into the holiday season for many the temptation to ‘keep up the glow’ my drive them to seek out the glowing UV light of the tanning salon. .
According to the American Academy of Dermatology evidence demonstrates a clear link between indoor tanning and skin cancer. The major risk factor for melanoma is exposure to ultraviolet light, and studies show that exposure to tanning beds increases the risk of melanoma — especially in women aged 45 years or younger.
Despite attempts by the tanning industry to convince the public that indoor tanning is safe, dermatologists have long argued that tanning beds are a public health hazard and strong new data continues to support these claims.
Remember Patricia Krentcil, the ‘tanning mom’ from New Jersey who became so addicted to sun beds that she was diagnosed with ‘tanorexia’?
Despite looking like a saddle she continued to bake herself until she found herself in court on charges for child endangerment when her 6 year old daughter got sunburned after UV exposure on a sun bed!
So this holiday season try a spray bronzer, pantyhose (not only give legs a tan look but covers up dry skin too), brush on sparkly sun-glow make-up and embrace your pale perfection!
How will you be combating your winter skin this season?

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