We have some unusual snippets for you this month. The tanning industry fights back, and tanning addiction is compared to heroin addiction!
Take a look and leave your thoughts in the comments.
Dartmouth researchers have found that early exposure to the ultraviolet radiation lamps used for indoor tanning is related to an increased risk of developing basal cell carcinomas (BCC) at a young age…
A study reveals that chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes the release of endorphins, which act through the same pathway as heroin and related drugs, leading to physical dependence, tolerance, and addiction-like behavior in rodents. The findings could explain why people have an instinctive desire to be in the sun, despite its known health…
Research conducted at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute has established that the incidence of malignant melanoma in adulthood can be dramatically reduced by the consistent use of sunscreen in infancy and childhood…
“In the past four years, an estimated 8,000 tanning salons have closed their doors, according to the American Suntanning Association. This has cost 64,000 employees and owners of these tanning salons their jobs,” Ellis wrote…
Style Squad Blogger: Katalina Girl
Truth: I haven’t been in the sun all summer.
Truth: I haven’t been in a tanning bed since 2012—YAY!
False: My tan is real.
It’s sunless and I wouldn’t have it any other way. There’s nothing better when someone compliments you on your tan and you say “Thanks, it’s a spray tan”…
Tan lines, some of us hate them and some of us love them. If you’re like me, you’re not a huge fan of your tan lines during summer dress and tank-top season. Summer fashion tends to show off more skin and you don’t want your tan lines to be distracting from your great sense of style…
I’m asked this question all the time by patients. If you are in the shade, can you skip the sunscreen? The answer is NO. The reason is that UV rays bounce off surfaces and hit your skin from the side, and they can also sneak through fabric and hit you from above….