Helen asks… Tanning beds – fact and fiction. I am SO pale, I make fun of other people because they are pale to then find out I am lighter than them!? I hear they are worse than smoking, but then how are they legal? The people at the tanning salon say its like getting sun
SPF-lotions prevents vitamin D synthesis and current sunscreen recommendations from the WHO may be re-evaluated. Not really any big news for reader of this blog. We all know that in order for us to create vitamin D in a natural way, we have to expose our skin to UVB-rays, either from the natural sun or
Is The New Initiative By CDC Regarding Skin Cancer Prevention Doomed Already From The Start? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are right now collecting information from the public on preventing skin cancer through the reduction of UV exposure. As you can see further
For many years the Dutch Cancer Council, just like most of their peers in other countries, was recommending people to stay away from tanning under the midday sun and always protect the skin with sun-blocking lotions. They were all misled by inflated statistics over melanoma-diagnoses handed to them by dermatologists employed by large cosmetic companies.
Melanoma Day: It’s Scary… But Not In The Way You Might Think The melanoma awareness month (or week/day) has become a new sign of that summer is approaching. In Europe, the organisation behind the Melanoma Day is Euromelanoma, which describes itself as: “a pan-European campaign for skin cancer prevention that aims to give information to
Can you really reduce the risk of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers with the help of sunbeds? It sounds like an idea invented by the indoor tanning industry but is in reality a conclusion possible to draw after a couple of recent studies about sun-exposure and melanoma/non-melanoma skin cancers In a report, “Occupational sun exposure
FDA is preparing a proposal to increase consumer awareness of tanning bed risks. The question is if FDA's proposal to increase consumer awareness of tanning bed risks is based upon facts or anecdotal fiction spread through communication in mass-media? A clear indication of the latter is found in a statement in FDA's press-announcement about their
Are some European politicians in MAC (MEP’s Against Cancer) receiving money or perks from a producer of sun protection cosmetics in order to block cancer research on vitamin D? The mountain of research showing the health benefits of the original natural blood levels of vitamin D I humans is growing almost exponentially. However, the lack
Is the “Meet The Tanners” reality show really for real? Or is it just a promotion for #TVGONERWRONG from New York's PBS station and WNET? Watch below and find out. For a true tanning expert, the fake-tanned bodies in the Meet The Tanners video gave it away immediately.
Your question about tanning – and how to get the best answer Have a question about tanning? In that case I will personally answer any question you might have about how to tan correctly. You can put your question about tanning to me either as a public comment to any post or in a private
Finally, a star who dares to tell the truth about sunshine! In an interview published on DigitalSpy, Jennifer Aniston spills her secrets about a healthy lifestyle that includes sunshine for vitamin D. “I think it's really about – honestly, this is going to sound so silly – going in the sun for 20 minutes a day
Does Melanin Work Like A Natural Sunscreen During Tanning? Melanin is what many dark-skinned people want to have less of, while many white-skinned people wish to have more. Melanin is the pigment that gives our hair, skin and eyes their color. It is produced, not only in the skin, but also in many internal organs.
Can whales really teach us something about tanning and anti-aging? Are you are like a blue whale or more like a sperm whale in your approach to suntanning? The different way that those two whale-species react to UV-exposure might help scientists to find new anti-aging remedies. It can also teach you the best approach to