The Dangers of Tanning Beds

Now that summer is in full swing, I know many of you are anxious to be sporting that golden tan!  Before you do anything….watch this video!  The visual of the effectiveness of sunscreen was so impactful to me!  And, seeing how much sun damage is lurking under the skin’s surface was frightening!  Please wear sunscreen daily  Every. Single. Day…even if it’s cloudy, even if you’re not going to be outside. The best wrinkle is the one you never get and it’s not what you see but what you don’t see that’s making your skin look dull and lifeless.  Prevention is key so start young.  Start early. But know that it’s never too late to reverse the visible signs of aging.


So, maybe you know that the sun isn’t healthy, so a fake tan must be better, right?!  WRONG!  Before you consider the tanning bed, there’s a few things you need to know.


Tanning beds are as dangerous as the sun.  The U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services lists UV Radiation from tanning beds as carcinogens.  

  1. The increased risk of melanoma associated with tanning bed use is 59% for people whose first exposure to artificial UV rays in a tanning bed occurred before age 35 years. That risk increases with the number of tanning bed sessions per year. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, kills one person every 50 minutes.
  2. Dangers of Tanning – Melanoma Foundation


Instead of a tan that’s harmful and will age you, why not consider a spray tan or, better yet, a self tanner that’s much more economical?  My favorite dynamic duo is the Essentials Self Tanner from Rodan+Fields and the Microdermabrasion Paste!  This 1-2 combo delivers great results!  It was my #springbreak this year!  Totally saved my lily white skin!


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