With summer coming to a close and autumn upon us many people will be spending less time outdoors. Hopefully you all have read our blogs about hair and skin protection and tanned safely this summer! Fall is one of the the best times to hit the beach in Southern, CA. The tourist crowds are gone and the weather is warm! However, this magic window of beach perfection will only last a couple of months before the grey of winter approaches and temperatures drop. Many people will want to keep that healthy tan going and turn to tanning beds. So are tanning beds safe to use? The answer is a resounding NO! Indoor tanning is actually illegal for minors in some U.S. states and foreign countries.
According to the American Cancer Society, “UV rays, whether they come from indoor tanning or the sun, can also cause wrinkles, rashes, and dark spots. And tanning is particularly dangerous for the young. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who begin tanning during adolescence or early adulthood have a higher risk of melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.
According to CDC research, indoor tanning is especially popular among young women and teenage girls. One big reason is they believe they look more attractive and healthy with a tan. Many teens and their parents think getting a tan indoors is safer than tanning in the sun. But UV rays damage skin no matter where they come from. The most dangerous types of UV rays can actually change the DNA in cells, which is what experts believe causes most skin cancers. Weaker UV rays, though less likely to cause cancer, are linked to long-term skin damage, including wrinkles and changes in texture.”
While staying tan through the winter months may be hard to do if you are not in California please take care of you skin and hair by avoiding tanning salons.
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