The Top 5 Reasons Why NOT to Use a Tanning Bed:
- The Melanoma Research Foundation this includes indoor tanning beds! :0 Recent studies have also shown that indoor tanning beds increase skin cancer risks- in all forms :(
- Even occasional usage of a tanning bed, can triple your chances of developing melanoma- especially when you are under the age of 30! This increases your chances by a whopping 75%. In fact, Melanoma is the leading cause of death due to cancer in women- between ages of 25-30.
- Tanning in beds/indoors also leads to the early signs of aging, affects your skin's texture, and can even increase the risks of eye diseases :/ This means that not only will you show the signs of aging- like fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity, but you can also experience skin discoloration, dryness, and vitality.
- Try to get your daily recommended amount of Vitamin D? The CDC warns that this isn't actually a good way to absorb the needed amount. They also caution that the amount needed of Vitamin D through UV exposure- if by the sun or by an indoor bed, will be difficult to properly measure...therefore doing more harm than good. Try getting this necessary mineral through the food you eat vs. tanning bed and/or cont. sun exposure.
- The American Academy of Dermatology states that both the U.S Dept. Of Health & Human Resources & the World Health Organization's International Agency of Research on Cancer panel, have declared tanning beds & sun beds to be a known carcinogen and may even cause changes in a person's DNA & damages DNA skin cells as a result. This damage is also irreversible :/
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
Gradual Tanning Milk
I'm a big fan of the gradual tanning products as they usually work better for me as a whole- with fair skin, I often can end up looking more on the unnatural or orange side. Many sunless tanning products that I've come across in the past, will cause this unwanted side effect and this awesome product from bondi sands doesn't do that!
Plus, it's perfect for those just starting out with a self-tanning products and allows for a building tan. You will end up with a decent light to medium shade as well :) The scent was also pleasant and it didn't cause any irritation or breakouts! It's super easy to use, with a pump-action nozzle and a generous size of over 13 fl. oz.
Liquid Gold Self Tanning Dry Oil
If the dry-oil approach is more your style when it comes to self-tanning, this product is the way to go. It's also great for achieving a medium to darker shade, but it will still work for those with fair skin. I sometimes have issues with self tanning products that are on the medium-dark end of the scale, but I didn't notice any issues with this product! Just a wonderfully nice glow & tanned skin.
This one is also packed full of great moisturizing ingredients like Argan OIl and Coconut, with the color developing at its peak color within a couple of hrs [can take up to 3, but I started noticing color within the first hr and mine appeared to be fully developed by the end of the 2nd hr.].
You also don't have to wash this one off and that makes it a great candidate for poolside or a trip to the beach-just make sure that you apply an SPF product before you apply this as it doesn't contain any sun protecting ingredients.
Self Tanning Foam
When it comes to ease-of-use and a foolproof application, this the product you'll want to go with :) It also happens to be my fav out of all 3 of the recommended products featured today! The color comes out absolutely perfect and it's a great candidate for most skin types and tones. As a foam that effortlessly dispenses from a pump-action nozzle, this product is a difficult to end up with bad results.
It really is simple to use and you will get streak-free tan that looks smooth & even. The lightweight formula also absorbs well into the skin and dries quickly. Infused with Aloe Vera & Coconut, the product smells great and leaves your skin soft and ultra smooth :)