The Latest News About Tanning

Posted by Chad Melius on Tuesday 10 June 2014

Here’s this month’s digest of articles about tanning.

Please share this post, or leave a comment at the bottom about your own tanning experiences.

Which Is Safer: Zinc Sunscreen or a Tanning Bed?

Are you confused about all of the (often-conflicting) information on the best method to protect your skin from the sun?

Wondering if you should be using zinc sunscreen or a sunblock spray?

Do you think tanning beds are the safest way to get a tan?

Then you need to check out this week’s Find It Again Friday post by Dr. Cynthia Bailey…

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On the coattails of the FDA ordering that tanning beds prominently display a black box warning (“Attention: This sunlamp product should not be used on persons under the age of 18 years”), and that marketing materials (including websites, brochures, and user instructions) must carry four additional warnings on the potential harm associated with tanning-bed use, a case report in the Annals of Internal Medicine subliminally undercuts our progress in dispelling myths about vitamin D and sun and tanning-bed exposure…

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Sunless Tanning Tips


Heart of a Blonde

Style Squad Blogger: Heart of a Blonde.

Today I’d like to give you the lowdown on my sunless tanning routine. As you may know, I partner with Sun Tan City each month to bring you the latest and greatest in getting the perfect glow. If you would have told me a year ago that I would love getting a spray tan once per month, I would have laughed…

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Indoor Tanning-Even With No Burns-Raises Melanoma Risk


Indoor tanning raises the risk of developing melanoma even if a person has never had burns from either indoor or outdoor tanning, according to a study published May 29 in the JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute….

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