Got Premature Aging? Blame it on the Sun!
Lawmakers and indoor tanning enthusiasts have been debating for years whether indoor tanning is harmful or not. John Overstreet, a spokesman for the Indoor Tanning Association says that there is nothing wrong with being in tanning beds and it is “by far what people want.” He is half right – last year, 30 million Americans visited tanning salons – over 2 million of those, teens. This is a scary thought because according to the FDA, exposure to UV rays causes burns, sun damage, cancer, and even eye damage. According to the FDA there is NO such thing as a safe tan. Any change to the color of the skin, however light or dark or burnt, is due to the increase in melanin, or skin pigment, and is a sign of sun damage to the skin. Need proof? Look at this picture of identical twins used in a study by Dr. Elma Baron of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine (Cleveland, OH). One used tanning beds while the other did not. Her findings indicate that signs of premature aging have less to do with genetics than they do with one’s lifestyle.
I know I want my face looking as young as possible for as long as possible and there is indeed a way to get a SAFE tan – get an Air-Tan. You get all the tan you want (or as little!) with absolutely no harm to your face or body!