Monday, September 8, 2014


We have highlighted from time to time that indoor tanning poses grave risk to the skin. In a recent article, Corey H. Basch, Associate Prof of Public Health, William Patterson University in Wayne, has noted that use of indoor tanning devices has gone up. Females (20.9%) continue to go in for it.

 Sunlamps and tanning beds promise consumers a bronzed body year-round, but the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from these devices poses serious health risks. Sharon Miller, FDA scientist has warned in the past that “although some people think that a tan gives them a ‘healthy’ glow, any tan is a sign of skin damage”. He explained that a tan is the skin’s reaction to exposure to UV rays and the skin acts in self-defense by producing more melanim, a pigment that darkens the skin. Over time, this damage could lead to prematurely aged skin and, in some cases, skin cancer.

Exposure to UV radiation – whether from the sun, or from artificial source (sunlamps used in tanning beds) – increases risks to skin.

It is, therefore, important that indoor tanning devices should not be used in order to get a tan, and exposure to sun should be controlled by applying protective sun cream. At HERBALLY RADIANT we have been advising customers to use natural organic creams which, apart from protecting skin sun exposure, also provide much needed nourishment to the skin. These do not contain any harmful toxins, and are quite effective in maintaining health and natural shape of skin.

Its special formulation “Body Day Cream” was launched earlier this summer as the best choice for safety of skin from sun damage. Very moderately priced at $ 12.90 (4 oz jar), this organic aloe based cream contains vitamin E, jojoba oil, witch hazel, rosemary, besides zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for full skin protection.

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