Apart From the beauty aspect, the health of skin should also be essential routine to be taken care of in summer. In order to look tanned, some women also go for tanning bed which has come under adverse comments from health experts. One survey reveals that 46 per cent of women using tanning bed had a history of sunburns. This would raise their risk for skin related disease, including melanoma, considerably.
It is estimated that rates of melanoma have risen by nearly 800 per cent over the past four decades, making it the most common cancer among women in the age group 25-29, and rates of squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas (once considered “old lady” cancers) have shot up 700 and 100 per cent respectively, among women below 40.
Though sixty-one per cent of women admit that they’re not worried about skin cancer because none in their family ever had it, yet the truth is that only 35 per cent of melanoma risk is tied to genetics, the major percentage is due to sunburns, and in the case of non-melanoma skin cancers, genetic reasons accounted for only 10 per cent.
Apart from sunburns, tanning beds also increase skin cancer risk: one indoor tanning session before age 35 ups your odds of melanoma by 75 per cent. In fact, experts believe that there are now more cancer cases from indoor tanning than there are lung cancer cases due to smoking. It has been estimated that in US, nearly 420,000 new cases of skin cancer every year can be attributed to indoor tanning.
As producer of natural organic skin care products, HERBALLY RADIANT has to offer the advice that one needs to be extra diligent about using sunscreen every day and stay out of tanning beds. Being outside in summer is good for every one which promotes active lifestyle and production of vitamin D. But there is nothing really healthy about a tan. Experts against tanning say: it’s your body producing pigment to protect your DNA, and the damage from tanning is permanent.