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Skin Tanning News

Posted by Chad Melius on Friday 7 November 2014

As expected, there is less interest in tanning in the fall and winter months. But we managed to find a few skin tanning articles that should be of interest: a skin cancer promoting protein, a new benefit of skin tanning, and what to do before a sunless skin tanning session.

If you find an article that you think would be interesting to our readers, please send us a message from our Contact Page.

SIRT6

A new study published in Cancer Research shows SIRT6 — a protein known to inhibit the growth of liver and colon cancers — can promote the development of skin cancers by turning on an enzyme that increases inflammation, proliferation and survival of sun-damaged skin cells…


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Sunless Checklist

Thinking about doing a sunless tan before your next big event or vacation? Prepping your skin properly beforehand and timing your sunless tanning session before an event are key to achieving a picture-perfect glow. Check out our expert recommendations before making your trip to Sun Tan City…


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Nitric oxide, released by the skin in response to sun exposure, can help regulate metabolism, limit weight gain and decrease risk of type 2 diabetes, according to new research published in the journal Diabetes… Dr. David Ray of Manchester University said. “These findings support the idea that a healthy lifestyle should include time outside in the sunshine, not only for exercise, but also to benefit from sunlight on skin.” …


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Tanning News Update

Posted by Chad Melius on Friday 3 October 2014

Well, summer is over, and with it, the outdoor tanning season. This month we have some articles about indoor tanning, some interesting research about skin cancer, and some tips on taking care of your skin in the off-season. Read more …

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FDA Steps Up Tanning Bed Regulation

Posted by Chad Melius on Friday 27 June 2014

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WSJ What’s News: Niki Blasina reports. The Food and Drug Administration is increasing its regulation of tanning booths and tanning beds. The number of people who get skin cancer from indoor ultraviolet radiation is increasing, and people under 18 years old are more at risk.

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What This Blog Is All About

Posted by Chad Melius on Thursday 12 June 2014

Show off your tan!

Our slogan says it. We will tell you what you need to know, but it may not always be what you want to hear.

We have no qualms about warning you of the dangers of tanning. But we know that many of you are going to get a tan anyway, since you like the way it makes you look and feel. So we will tell you what you can do to lessen the dangers.

In light of recent advances in the scientific study of skin cancer, many of our older posts are now completely out-of-date. So that you can keep up with the latest information more easily, we are now publishing a monthly digest of articles about headaches.

Remember, it’s impossible to have a tan without cancer-causing damage to your DNA and without causing future wrinkles. For a healthy tan eat carrots and use self-tanner. Remember these simple tips:

  • Use broad-spectrum zinc sunscreen and reapply every two hours or when you get wet.
  • Add an extra layer of protection with a full-brimmed hat and sun protective clothing.
  • Avoid tanning beds!
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How to Tan Your Armpits During the Winter

Posted by Chad Melius on Sunday 19 February 2012

While it may be easy to go outdoors on a sunny day, open and lift your arms, and expose your armpits to get a nice even tan, not so many people have the option to do it – especially when winter comes around and snow kicks in. The alternative way to tan your armpits is to do it indoors, in the most effective and safest way possible. Read more …

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What Options Are Available For Self Tanning?

Posted by Chad Melius on Tuesday 24 May 2011

Most of us would prefer to have a tanned body. It’s more appealing and healthy-looking, especially in the summertime. But most of us also know that the sun’s rays are dangerous to our skin. Ultraviolet radiation can cause sunburn in just a few hours – and skin cancer in the long run.

Tanning salons allow you to get a sunless tan. But unfortunately, they also emit ultraviolet radiation. And they definitely cost money.

There is a much better way to get your skin to turn a darker color – self tanning. This usually involves nothing more complicated than a trip to the drugstore. Read more …

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