Could Rhode Island be one of the first states to ban minors from the tanning beds?
According to a recent study posted on WebMD and The Skin Cancer Foundation: people who use tanning beds have a 74% increased risk for melanoma (skin cancer) compared to people who had never used a tanning bed! The risk was four times higher among frequent users of high-pressure tanning beds, which emit mostly UVA radiation!
Before I was 20, I went to the tanning bed at least 3 times per week! I was under the blanket belief, it won’t happen to me, but now, as a wife and mom, my priorities have changed. I have had malignant melanoma not once, but twice. The survival rate is only 50% if it spreads into the lymphatic system. Needless to say, you won’t catch me in a tanning bed.
Here are the ABCDs of Melanoma:
How’s that for a beautiful tan?
You can still get the glow without the radiation or the creepy little eye covers. Here are some of my favorite self-tanning products!
***note, you must exfoliate well and my favorite tip: put one layer of hand cream on first, let it dry and it will keep your hands from turning orange!
L’Oreal Sublime toilettes, Bronze One Day Gel and Neutrogena MicroMist self-tanning spray
What is your opinion on banning minors from tanning beds? Do you have a friend or relative diagnosed with skin cancer?