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sun's damage &tanning salons
Posted 5/11/16
Damaged skin With summer near and many want flock to the beach's and tanning salons I want
remind others about the dangers of tanning beds. Think of it like this would you crawl into the micro-wave and burn for awhile example, uv radiation yes does lead to cancer repeat many times. Laying out in full sun does damage over a stretch of time. Trust me I saw enough damaged skin, I worked as a esthetician before my current job. I would recommend a good spf- protection to the face yes. It's also a good idea to have your skin checked for moles and change of color freckles yes can be signs of damage or worst just saying. I made this post not to scare just to pass along some info to how serious the sun and tanning beds can damage you skin.

this is a photo taken from a skin light I have seen many of these V


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Posted 5/11/16 , edited 5/11/16
yes agree no one should really do those beds... ughh... even though some just "need" them and would do it no matter what.
Also don't sleep under the sun or do it for too long.

Cancer is going around, know many older people getting these.. black blobs of cancer, cuts them away before spreading and says "bye bye"

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Yeah - would never go near those tanning beds. I'd be afraid I'd end up looking like the infamous "Tanning Mom"

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Posted 5/11/16

Razor_Girl wrote:

Yeah - would never go near those tanning beds. I'd be afraid I'd end up looking like the infamous "Tanning Mom"



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Posted 5/11/16 , edited 5/11/16
I don't like the people who go to Tanning Salons, they're...cancerous. They're all suns of a bitch
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the tanning mom ouch forgot about her..
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I like my girls pale and pasty.
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I used to use tanning beds a bit, now thanks to one of my biology classes I stay far away from them.
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Sunblock... lots and lots of sunblock.
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I do a lot of outside work and regardless of the strength of the sunblock I use I still get tanned. I guess I could wear long sleeves but I don't want to drop dead in the Mississippi heat.
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Posted 5/11/16
I never understood tanning salons, fake 'n' bakes, and orange spray. They make skin look leathery (just like tanning mom; you can make a purse out of her face, although that would be quite hideous).

Just go to the beach or pool when it's sunny and hot, stay in the water (for some reason salt water or pool water speeds up the tanning process) all day long until the sun goes down. At least you'll look dewey and soft, instead of rough and leathery.
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laying out in the sun too long esp without sunscreen is also dangerous even if you naturally have dark skin or tan easily
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Posted 5/11/16

1stladyent wrote:

Just go to the beach or pool when it's sunny and hot, stay in the water (for some reason salt water or pool water speeds up the tanning process) all day long until the sun goes down. At least you'll look dewey and soft, instead of rough and leathery.


Any body of water that is big enough and gets enough sun would do this and the reason for it is because the water reflects the sunlight on and in it acting like a mirror for the sun's rays. However, I would not recommend doing this without sunblock, and waterproof sunblock at that.
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Posted 5/11/16 , edited 5/12/16
The sun can damage your skin just as much or more than any tanning bed.
Just like everything else in life, danger comes with excess.
The same goes for extremely abstaining. You need the UVs to process certain vitamins. Hiding from the sun for too long can cause deficiencies.

Technically, for someone who works indoors and is not exposed to sunlight enough, tanning salons would be healthy.
Furthermore, the flipside of this whole farce is that sunblock lotions contain some carcinogens. So maybe think twice before laying that on thick all day every day. "But it's a tiny amount" you might say. "You'd have to go really overboard for the sunblock to be unhealthy!" you might also say.
Indeed. Excess.
The same goes for the sun or tanning salons.

The vilification of tanning salons is ridiculous.
The fear of the sun is even more ridiculous.

Consider these thoughts:
Number 1: There has yet to be any proven correlation between proper use of tanning beds (read, not excessive) and skin cancer. Some people never tan in their lives and get skin cancer. Some others tan excessively and never get it.
Number 2: The people pushing the idea that the sun and tanning salons are dangerous for you are the same people making and selling a product to protect you from it. People who make medicine have a strong interest in keeping people scared of everything they sell medicine for.

And in closing.... the human race has been under the sun for thousands of years. We didn't get where we are by using sunblock or hiding in caves all day. Of course staying in the sun all day every day isn't good either, but most of us aren't exposed to it for even a fraction of what would be dangerous.

Use your brains, people. Don't just regurgitate what the media tells you.

P.S: I forgot to mention, one of the best ways to keep your skin healthy is to keep it moisturized. Of course one of the most damaging things for your skin is to for it to be dry. Nowadays most people aren't staying nearly hydrated enough (widespread coffee addiction is partly to blame). So if you want to keep your skin nice and young, make sure to use moisturizing lotion after a nice day in the sun. Also, stay properly hydrated -_-
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I live in Phoenix and it blows my mind when I see people excericisng in the middle of the day during July. Most of these people are white, who happen to have the highest rates of skin cancer in the country.
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