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3 Myths About Tanning and the Truth About Skin Cancer

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3 Myths About Tanning and the Truth About Skin Cancer

“In a thousand years, archaeologists will dig up tanning beds and think we fried people as punishment.” – Olivia Wilde  When the weather’s nice, it’s only natural to spend more time outdoors. Think about it. Once spring arrives, we spend hours in the garden, and once summer’s here, the season of backyard gatherings and visits to the lake or beach fill our weekly calendars. And that workout routine you spent all winter doing inside moves out into the beauty of nature. We wouldn’t want you to stay inside year-round or miss out on a beautiful garden wedding, so our one...

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Skin Cancer Facts

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Skin Cancer Facts

“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.” -Anonymous May is skin cancer awareness month and it’s always good to be informed. We all go outside to enjoy the sun and knowing the risks is half the battle. The skin is the single largest organ in the body. And because of this, we need to take steps to protect it. Here are some facts you should be aware of when thinking about skin cancer: According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, an estimated 90% of aging is caused by the sun People who use sunscreen with an SPF...

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Skin Cancer Facts

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Skin Cancer Facts

  “We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.”  -Anonymous Most of us love to spend time outside whether that means going on a hike, hanging out with friends at a barbeque, or relaxing by the pool. But what do all these things have in common? The sun. And the more time we spend in the sun, the risk of us getting skin cancer increases. Since skin cancer is on the rise we need to talk about it. Not to sound scary, but we can reduce the risk by educating ourselves on the topic, so here goes. Skin...

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Are Spray Tans Safe?

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Are Spray Tans Safe?

  I think it’s safe to say tanning beds and prolonged exposure to sun is not a good thing, unless you like the leather face look. For those of us not wanting to look like crispy bacon, there are some alternatives that can give us the pretty glow we want for our skin while not increasing our chances of skin cancer. Today we are looking at spray tans. Spray tan historyIn the 1920’s German researchers developed dihydroxyacetone (DHA) as a coloring agent for skin. Later in the 1950’s a researcher named Eva  Wittgenstein was conducting research with children at the...

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Tanning Bed or Coffin?

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Tanning Bed or Coffin?

"In a thousand years’ archeologists will dig up tanning beds and think we fried people as punishment." –Olivia Wilde   We’ve all seen the ads for tanning beds.  You may have even partaken a time or two. It seems like on every street corner, you pass a tanning salon, pictures of models with their golden bronzed skin hanging in the windows, enticing you to look the same. Is golden bronzed skin worth the risk? Today, we are going to look at the technology and dangers behind tanning beds. Working on your TanThe first known ultra-violet (UV) based lamps were invented in the late 1800’s for...

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