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the summer approaches, so does the temptation to look "sun kissed."
While we don't recommend that you put extra product on your skin, we
also understand that you will! You need to be aware of how the use of
sunless tanning products may present a risk of irritating your skin and
amplifying the existing skin problems, so here are our tips to stay safe
and reduce the risk of flareup's.
8 Rules of Sunless Tanning For Acne Prone Skin
BEWARE OF THE FOLLOWING
These pills are commercially banned in the US, yet some people get
their hands on them. DO NOT USE THEM! They contain the carotene chemical
canthaxanthin, and have been associated with hepatitis and urticaria, a
condition that involves relentless itching and skin eruptions.
Tanning beds: There
is plenty of proof that tanning beds are dangerous to you and your
skin. Tanning beds pose the same dangers as the sun. They omit
ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which causes skin cancer. Don't believe
anyone who tells you that because tanning booths omit only UVA rays,
they're not hazardous to your health. One study suggests that visiting a
tanning booth ten times in a year can double your chances of developing
melanoma - one of the most deadly types of cancer. And for those that
are or are planning to become pregnant, melanoma is the only type of
cancer that spreads to the placenta, which could be disastrous for both
you and your baby.
For further questions, please feel free to contact us directly. Stay safe friends!