Sunday, December 9, 2012

Skin Cancer Risk Increases with Indoor Tanning

It's glamorous having a bronzed sun-kissed glow all over your body, specially in the winter months.  Whether you get that glow of suntan from skiing, the beach or a tanning salon, there are vital information that you need to know.  This is specially true of your tan is bought through a tanning salon.  A recent report released by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce reveals that information given at tanning salons is either out and out false or not accurate.

The erroneous information includes claims of health benefits from indoor tanning.  The truth is that indoor tanning that exposes you to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is 74 percent more likely to lead to melanoma, compared to those who have never used indoor tanning.

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has strict guidelines that tanning salons must follow.  Unfortunately many fail to comply.  For example, the FDA recommends indoor tanning be limited to no more than three visits in the first week.  However, most salons don't make this clear and may not even require any intervals between tanning sessions.

Another unfortunate and alarming report is that many tanning salons target teenage girls.  They may offer student discounts and specials for homecoming or advertise back to school coupons.

According to the Mayo Clinic, there has been a dramatic increase in melanoma in the last 40 years.  Between 1970 and 2009, melanoma has increased eight times among young women and four times among young men between the ages of 18 to 39.

Click for Natural SPF 30 Sunscreen
How to Prevent Skin Cancer 
1.  Don't go to tanning salons

2.  Try to avoid the sun between the hours of 11 AM and 3 PM

3.  Use a safe sunscreen SPF 30 with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

The Safe Way to Get Your Glowing Skin
Click here for Cleure Natural Bronzer
Cleure Natural loose mineral Bronzer can give you the instant face and body sun-kissed bronze look in minutes.  Apply it using Cleure Kabuki brush and you'll love the summer-ready, healthy-looking glow. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.