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  Sunless tanning: A safe alternative to sunbathing - MayoClinic.com
Sunless tanning is a practical alternative to sunbathing.
Sunless tanning products are generally regarded as safe alternatives to sunbathing.
Spray-on tanning or mist-on tanning from a salon or spa is typically applied to all parts of your body — including your face — to ensure an even color.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/sunless-tanning/SN00037   (802 words)

  Tanning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tanning is the process of conversion of putrescible skin into non putrescible leather.This is commonly done with the acidic compound tannin, which prevents normal decomposition and often imparts color.
In ancient history, tanning was considered a noxious trade and relegated to the outskirts of town, amongst the poor.
The term tanning is also used metaphorically for a hiding in the sense of severe physical punishment which leaves clear marks (reddening, stripes, or even scars) on the beaten skin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tanning   (752 words)

 Tanning Salons in New York City - Nina's skin care Beauty Day Spas
Healthy Tan produces color on the outermost layer of the skin, and that layer is being dis­carded, cell-by-cell.
Most recently, the bulbs from tanning beds have been proven to be even more damaging to the skin than the sun.
With the Healthy Tan system, you can be pale in the morning and sport a beautiful tan that evening.
www.ninasskincare.com /tanning.htm   (539 words)

 effects of Tanning Beds
Tanning salons also state that some UV radiation is needed for the manufacturing of vitamin D. Vitamin D certifies that a constant level of calcium remains in the blood and controls its absorption.
Can a tan protect a sunburn or aid in the formation of vitamin D? Previously, UV radiation has been used to prevent vitamin D deficiency, attempting to result in a suntan rather than a burn.
One myth of society includes that sunlight and possibly light emitted by tanning beds helps to clear acne; however, tanning bed use was reported in 63% of the students with acne.
www.vanderbilt.edu /AnS/psychology/health_psychology/Tanning.html   (3146 words)

 Indoor Tanning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Tanning occurs when the skin produces additional pigment (coloring) to protect itself against burn from ultraviolet rays.
In addition, the intensity of lights used in tanning devices is much greater — and potentially more damaging to the eyes — than the intensity of UV rays in natural sunlight.
A tan is damaged skin that is more likely to wrinkle and sag than skin that hasn’t been tanned.
www.ftc.gov /bcp/conline/pubs/health/indootan.shtm   (1121 words)

Remember, tanning devices and eye protection must be Cleaned by a Facility Operator, not by the client, between each use.
All tanning devices must be controlled by a Remote Timer System, located out side of the tanning device room, with the time set by the operator.
Tanning device and supply vendors working in Oregon are familiar with the Rules and can assist you in bringing your facility into compliance.
www.oregon.gov /DHS/ph/rps/tanpkt.shtml   (458 words)

 Health Rhythms - Tanning
Tanning Consent Form - Clients should print and complete this form prior to their first tanning session with us.
Tanning Skin Type Questionnaire - Clients should print and complete this form prior to their first tanning session with us.
Whereas natural skin aging produces thinner skin that often appears delicate and translucent with fine wrinkles, photoaging produces coarse wrinkles, leathery skin and deep furrows; it is blamed for the collapse of structural and elastic support of the skin and for permanent skin discoloration.
www.myhealthrhythms.com /Services_Tanning.htm   (1781 words)

 The Skin Cancer Foundation - The Case Against Indoor Tanning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In another study, people exposed to 10 full-body tanning salon sessions had a significant increase in skin repair proteins typically associated with sun damage, indicating that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from indoor tanning is as dangerous as UV from the sun.
The tanning industry relies on two misleading arguments: first, that since melanoma is mainly caused by sunburn, "controlled" tanning helps prevent melanoma by building up the protective pigment melanin; second, that UV exposure makes the skin produce vitamin D, which helps prevent breast, prostate and colon cancer, as well as other diseases.
"Tanning manufacturers and salon owners keep lobbying the FDA and state agencies to soften regulations, claiming that tanning is healthful," said Dr. Spenser.
www.skincancer.org /artificial/index.php   (613 words)

 Indoor tanning tips and General info
Indoor and Outdoor tanning lotions are a necessary part of effective tanning that can help reduce and undesirable side effects associated with UV exposure.
The moisture and additives present in professional tanning lotions help reduce wrinkling, drying of the skin, premature aging of the skin and burning and assist your skin to produce that dark tan everyone craves.
Tanning too often dries your skin and can actually cause you to tan less per session, or in extreme cases even go backwards.
www.dwave.net /~mrrosie/tanning_info.html   (1344 words)

 Small study points to addictive effects of frequent tanning
UV light occurs naturally in sunlight and is responsible for the tanning and burning effects of the sun.
The researchers said that while the study is small, it supports the hypothesis that tanning behavior may be driven by endorphins in much the same way that the so-called "runner's high" helps to motivate runners.
Exposure to UV through tanning has been shown to damage the genetic information in cells and is linked to the development of skin cancer.
www.brightsurf.com /news/headlines/view.article.php?ArticleID=23659   (959 words)

Melanin is the brown pigment that causes tanning.
Experts believe this is partly due to an increase in the use of tanning beds and sun lamps, which have high levels of UVA rays.
With an airbrush tan, a salon technician will hook up a DHA solution is to a spray compressor, and spray the tan onto you.
kidshealth.org /teen/safety/safebasics/tanning.html   (1538 words)

 A Tan To Die For
Thanks to “sun safe” education campaigns it is widely known that exposure to ultraviolet sunlight causes damage to the skin, premature aging and a dramatically increased risk of skin cancer.
This is not a “tan” in the true sense, as it does not alter the body’s melanin level, and therefore does not offer any form of sun protection.
Tanning pills containing canthaxanthin, the best-known form of carotenoids, have been associated with health problems, including an eye disorder called canthaxanthin retinopathy, which is the formation of yellow deposits on the eye's retina.
www.aphroditewomenshealth.com /news/tanning_safely.shtml   (1077 words)

 Bark Tanning
Bark tanned leathers were an important tool in the development of civilization, providing an immensely strong and durable material that was pliable; a very unique and useful combination.
Bark tanning continued to be an important and basic trade throughout Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and India until the late 1800's when cheap modern chemical tanning methods came into widespread use.
Bark tanning continues to be done on a large scale and used throughout the world, though on a much more limited basis than in the past.
www.braintan.com /barktan/1basics.htm   (641 words)

 Indoor\Outdoor Tanning
In fact, studies of indoor tanners have shown consistently that indoor tanning customers, once they begin tanning in a professional salon, are up to 81 percent less likely to sunburn than they were before they started tanning.
Tanning is your body's natural defense mechanism against sunburn, and indoor tanners have activated this defense against burning; non-tanners are more vulnerable when they inevitably do go outdoors.
Indoor tanners are educated at professional tanning facilities how to avoid sunburn outdoors, how to use sunscreens appropriately and how to properly moisturize their skin.
www.fredysnet.com /id66.html   (2273 words)

 Home Tanning Beds - ESB Tanning Beds
Many say moderate tanning is the smartest method of receiving the benefits of sun exposure without the risks.
Tanning salons require appointments, extra costs and often too much of your valuable time.
Our home tanning systems are easy to operate and maintain, and we provide comprehensive warranties.
www.esbtans.com   (336 words)

Most tanning devices can be found in personal care facilities such as beauty and manicure facilities.
Tanning facilities and equipment are evaluated for cleanliness and operational procedures.
Tanning devices shall be cleaned prior to each use.
www.jcdh.org /?ID=88   (1288 words)

 AskMen.com - Spray tanning
Tanning has been popular since the early 20th century, but the health risks associated with the sun's UV rays have made maintaining an even tan -- much less any kind of tan -- difficult, especially for those who live in cold climates.
Mystic Tan, one of the most popular brands of spray tanning booths, states that once an optimal color is achieved, it can be maintained by tanning every five days.
So, to extend the effects of the spray tan, you must use moisturizer (you know, that lotion your woman swears by) to keep the top layer from shedding as quickly.
www.askmen.com /fashion/fashiontip_200/223_fashion_advice.html   (808 words)

 Tanning Facilities
There are risks associated with overexposure to ultraviolet light from tanning beds and booths as there are with overexposure to sunlight.
Tanning facility staff will advise you about the maximum exposure time for the particular device you will use, the operation of emergency shutoff controls, the requirement for protective eyewear, and the location of personal hygiene facilities.
The first step to obtaining a tanning facilities license is to contact the Environmental Health section of the county in which the facility will be operating and consult with an Environmental Specialist.
www.doh.state.fl.us /environment/community/tanning/index.html   (766 words)

 MDCH - Indoor Tanning
Sun-tanning salons and tanning equipment are not registered and are not inspected by the State of Michigan, and operators of sun-tanning salons are not licensed.
The tanning industry should be able to provide information to facilities on the availability and content of training materials and training courses.
Range of dates requested by the parent or guardian for which the minor's tanning permission is in effect, not to exceed two months from the date the from was completed.
www.michigan.gov /mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_35791-69404--,00.html   (816 words)

Tanning beds (good ones) attempt to mimick the Suns UV light, to gain the benenfits and at the same time try to eliminate the "bad" levels of UV to minimize the negative aspects of UV exposure.
Tanning beds definately will help a person not burn when exposed to excessive sun plus will aid a person to get a deeper tan while in the sun.
I tan fairly easily once I have a base tan but will burn easily if I haven't been tanning for awhile so I start out with the tanning beds for only 6 minutes the first couple of times then gradually work up to 10 min.
www.locogringo.com /forums/tm.asp?m=233517   (2867 words)

 Tanning Beds & Tanning Equipment- Beyond Back Tanning
Tanning Beds a full range of tanning equipment and beds, tanning accessories for commercial and home personal use.
It is difficult to measure the equivalency of the UV light emitted by indoor tanning beds to that of the sun.
Just as indoor tanning beds and lamps differ in strength, the sun's strength is dependent on such factors as altitude, cloud cover and pollution.
www.tanning.planet-solutions.com   (311 words)

 Sun tanning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sun tanning describes a darkening of the skin (especially of fair-skinned individuals) in a natural physiological response stimulated by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunshine (or a sunbed).
In Europe, during much of the 18th and 19th centuries, fair, freckleless skin was considered attractive, especially in women, since tanned skin was associated with manual labour such as on a farm or in the outdoor employ of a wealthier person.
When famous fashion designer Coco Chanel accidentally acquired a dark tan during a vacation on the French Riviera in the 1920's, she ignited a fad among whites for tanned skin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sun_tanning   (1582 words)

 Indoor Tanning
Melanin is the brown pigment that causes tanning.
Although tanning beds use UVA light, the concentration of UVA rays from a tanning bed is greater than that from the sun.
People who have tanned in the past already have skin damage — even if they can’t see it yet — and need to be very cautious about additional UV exposure.
www.kidshealth.org /teen/your_body/skin_stuff/indoor_tans.html   (576 words)

 Tanning Information for Preteens
Tanning beds can actually give off more UVA rays (the kind that lead to skin cancer and wrinkles) than the sun does.
A mist tan is one where you go to a salon and have a tan sprayed on you.
If you tan, remember to do it safely and to still wear sunscreen, because sunburns and the long-term effects of sun exposure are more serious than looking tan.
www.pamf.org /preteen/mybody/bodyscience/pt/tanning.html   (804 words)

 Health and Wellness: Children's Health: Teens and tanning - A dangerous combination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This fact was supported by the results of a recent study of American attitudes about tanning conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology, which found that 26 percent of young people under age 25 had used a tanning bed in the past year.
Recent studies of the UV emission spectrum of tanning beds illustrate the similarities between tanning bed exposure and that of natural sunlight.
When asked in recent surveys about their desire to tan, teens replied that they simply "preferred" tanned skin, they wanted to emulate friends that were tan, or they felt that receiving a sunburn was a good way to begin the tanning process.
sheknows.com /about/look/1863.htm   (1065 words)

 Tanning Gels
Tanning Gels are natural, non-greasy and specially formulated to help accelerate the tanning process.
Tanning Gels are a direct result from a change in the market from oils and lotions to the quickly absorbing gels.
Purple Tanning Gel is a direct result from the change in the market from oils and lotions to the quickly absorbing gels.
www.galaxymall.com /product/purpleparrottan/gels.html   (644 words)

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The indoor tanning light source used in the study emitted 95 percent UVA, the type of UV radiation that penetrates more deeply into the skin.
The remaining 5 percent of light was UVB, the type of UV radiation that affects the epidermis, the uppermost skin layer, and is often associated with sunburn.
Whether you do your indoor tanning at home or at a salon, on a SunQuest Pro 22RS, a SunQuest Pro 28LE, or one of the other popular SunQuest or SunVision tanning beds, the principles involved are the same.
www.lycos.com /info/tanning--tanning-salon.html   (422 words)

 FDA & You: Issue #7, Summer 2005
With the convenience offered by a tanning salon, it may be tempting to lie in a tanning bed or sit in front of a tanning lamp.
Tanning beds and lights are just as dangerous as tanning at the pool or on the beach.
The aging and cancer risks associated with outdoor tanning are the same as tanning in a salon.
www.fda.gov /cdrh/fdaandyou/issue07.html   (2750 words)

In the 1920s, as fashions were freeing women from confining clothes, thanks in part to designer Coco Chanel, she inadvertently gave the fashion world another new trend: while cruising from Paris to Cannes, she obtained a suntan, probably by accident.
A tan in the winter meant the bearer had enough money and status to afford a vacation to an exotic, warm climate.
The skin cancer rates were still growing, but the sun-worshipers are still out there or still tanning at the tanning salon all year round.
www.coolnurse.com /tanning.htm   (1061 words)

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