- ‘George Hurrell’s Hollywood’ TributePosted 4 days ago
- Hollywood Glamour GirlsPosted 6 days ago
- Your DestinyPosted 2 weeks ago
- Don’t Let Life Discourage YouPosted 2 weeks ago
- Margarita Grilled Shrimp RecipePosted 2 weeks ago
- Interior Designer Vanessa Deleon ‘A Stylish Retreat In St. Martin’ VLOGPosted 2 weeks ago
- Steven Lyon Through the LensPosted 3 weeks ago
- ‘Supermodel Food’ Iced Teas That Jumpstart Your MetabolismPosted 3 weeks ago
- Victoria’s Secret Height Discrimination and Body Stereotypes Live OnPosted 3 weeks ago
- Bella Petite Cover Model Camille ImmanuelPosted 3 weeks ago
TAN OR NOT TO TAN…TANNING BEDS: What You Need To Know!
Winter woes are setting in and with spring break on the horizon, many women are heading out to tanning salons. Before you do, you need to know the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is contemplating how to impose tougher warnings regarding sun lamps and tanning beds.
TO TAN OR NOT TO TAN
In California tanning is a regular activity and the smart women know if you want to stay looking younger and avoid skin cancer you would be wise not to indulge.
Realistically, tanning is not so fashionable, in fact, the beauty and fashion industry frowns upon tans. If they need you to appear tan they’ll spray it on! This is the only safe way to tan.
More importantly, there is no such thing as a safe tan, whether on the beach or in the salon, you’ll likely get burned. Sunburns are always very damaging to the skin. Imagine cooking your collagen (that’s the stuff below your epidermis, which helps you look young and vibrant).
The difference between real sunshine and a tanning bed is the advanced ability of the bed to literally burn through to your collagen level, depleting the skin’s ability to repair itself. Ouch!
INCREASED SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS
Now there’s increased scientific consensus that there’s no such thing as a safe tan (okay tell us something most of us already don’t know)! Recent findings by The World Health Organization’s cancer division (sounds official) conclude that tanning beds are “definitive cancer- causers right alongside the ultraviolet radiation that both they and the sun emit. “There’ s no doubt for years tanning beds have been considered ‘probable’ carcinogens, but what tipped the scales was an analysis last summer.”
Women participating in a study using tanning beds had a 75% increased risk in getting melanoma skin cancer. The study included women in their teens, twenties and thirties.
WARNING LABELS AND RISKS
At this time, the warning labels are so tiny on the tanning beds, many women claim they don’t take the “risk warning” seriously, which reminds me of another study on a widely known cancer-causing product, cigarettes, and we all know people are not exactly brilliant when it comes to reading those labels and taking the warnings to heart.
How many people have died from cigarettes and live with major health problems as a result? Hmmm… the FDA may eventually shut down tanning salons, and by the time that happens, I wonder how many women will have to get burned?
Keep in mind ladies that the “Marlboro Man,” wasn’t too cool after all, he had emphysema and died from cancer. I believe it was the movie “Thank You For Not Smoking,” which highlighted the hypocrisy of cigarettes and tobacco companies for us in a satirical comedy starring Aaron Eckhart. Check it out, if you haven’t already!
I only wonder who wants to be the poster woman for skin cancer caused by tanning bed use, will it be you?
Written by: Ann Lauren
Get your free online issue of Bella Petite Magazine today to see what all the buzz is about! Printed editions are also available for order at bit.ly/bellapetitemag
LIKE IT, OR NOT? Tell us below.
PARTICIPATE IN THE PETITE FASHION MOVEMENT! COPY AND PASTE UP THIS FABULOUS GRAPHIC INTO YOUR FACEBOOK TIMELINE COVER HEADER AND PROMOTE IT ON YOUR WEBPAGES.
Join Bella Petite today and be part of the petite fashion and model movement. Bella Petite Magazine is Fashion, Entertainment and LifeStyle for Women 5’5″ Tall & under. “Petite is fit, curvy and plus-sized. Free to join us!
BELLA PETITE MAGAZINE Enter the Bella Petite Model Search. WIN a photo shoot in California, editorial fashion spread and tearsheets for your portfolio and model promotions! Enter the ONLY model search in the world for petite women 5’5″ tall and under!
Get your free online issue of Bella Petite today to see what all the buzz is about! Printed editions are available for order at bit.ly/bellapetitemag