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Sunless Tanning: When It's Not So Healthy

Raise your hand if you love self tanner?I have a love-hate relationship with the stuff.I gave up tanning in college (thank goodness),but I do find slathering self tanner on my bod to be a real pain.But,it's the safer route.Or is it?New warnings...

Raise your hand if you loveself tanner?I have a love-hate relationship with the stuff.I gave uptanningin college (thank goodness),but I do find slathering self tanner on my bod to be a real pain.But,it's the safer route.Or is it?New warnings...

Yes,sunless tanners are the ultimate healthy alternative to indoor tanning beds or baking on a lounge chair by the pool sans sunscreen,but many studies over the year indicate that people who use self-tanners may still be unhealthy about skin protection.

According to a recentLA Times article,experts worry that self tanners may significantly undermine how people view the dangers of tanning.In other words,when their skin gets a little brown from self-tanner,they may be more apt to go outside without sunscreen.

Since self-tanners don't provide any sun protection,this is a big problem.In fact,in a major study conducted by theArchives of Dermatology,researchers found that those who used sunless tanning products were more likely to also frequent tanning salons.In other words,tanning breeds moretanning--of all kinds,healthy or not.

I'm curious: Do you use self-tanners and tanning beds?What are your thoughts on self-tanners?

P.S.My currentfave self-tanner.And,my thoughts on the safety of spray tanning booths.

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