Office worker who killed herself after battle with depression ‘had been anxious about her hair colour’

29 January 2014

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Office worker who killed herself after battle with depression ‘had been anxious about her hair colour’

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Suprising twist to spray tan party advert

24 January 2014

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Suprising twist to spray tan party advert

You have to watch this ad for spray tan parties.

We love spray tan parties, we love spray tan and most of all we love this ad.

For even more Executive spray tan party action, go look at the website.
http://www.partytanz.com/

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Spray Tan Solution Dangers. Is the ingredient DHA safe to use in tanning?

16 July 2013

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Spray Tan Solution Dangers. Is the ingredient DHA safe to use in tanning?

Spray tan has for many years been seen as a safe & easy alternative to using a UV sunbed. Recently reports have been circulating that cast doubt on these safety claims.
In this article I hope to shed light on the claims that some of the ingredients in spray tanners shouldn’t be inhaled.
There is an interesting article on Yahoo that covers some of the questions & concerns spray tanners may have.

 

“I have concerns,” said Dr. Rey Panettieri, a toxicologist and lung specialist at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. “The reason I’m concerned is the deposition of the tanning agents into the lungs could really facilitate or aid systemic absorption — that is, getting into the bloodstream. These compounds in some cells could actually promote the development of cancers or malignancies,” he said, “and if that’s the case then we need to be wary of them.”

 

The active ingredient in a fake tan is dihydroxyacetone. This substance, which comes from a vegetable source, reacts with the amino acids in the skin, causing the skin to turn brown. The reaction takes around 4 hours “development time” and happens only in the very top layer of the skin, which is why over the following few days, the tan begins to fade, as the epidermal skin is shed.

Although DHA has been approved by the FDA it was only meant to be used in tanning creams & not as a spray, which subsequently can then be breathed in.

“DHA should not be inhaled or ingested” today. It tells consumers on its website, “The use of DHA in ‘tanning’ booths as an all-over spray has not been approved by the FDA, since safety data to support this use has not been submitted to the agency for review and evaluation.” The agency advises consumers who spray tan they are “not protected from the unapproved use of this color additive” if they are inhaling the mist or allowing it to get inside their body. The agency recommends, “Consumers should request measures to protect their eyes and mucous membranes and prevent inhalation.”

I talked to Richard Brown who is managing director of Siennasol Ltd (www.siennasol.co.uk). Siennasol  manufacture spray tanning solutions for salons & therapists.

“We work hard to make Siennasol as pure & natural as possible. Our solution doesn’t contain any perfume, parabens or alcohol & all our DHA is ECOcert, which means it is naturally derived from sugar beat & is perfectly safe to use.” said Richard.

“We do recommend therapists & their clients use a face mask during application & when spraying over the face, the client should hold their breath.”
“I’ve looked at all the data available & feel that spray tans are generally very safe to use, personally I feel that the bigger risk which rarely gets mentioned is that of the inclusion of Parabens not only in Spray tan but in so many cosmetics products we use every day”
We then began taiking about the risks associated with long term exposure to Parabens, I’ll save that for a later post.
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I think right now you should look at using spray tan solutions that are as pure as possible & look at using ventilation & face masks.

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Shocking Photo Shows the dark side of sunshine

15 June 2013

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Shocking Photo Shows the dark side of sunshine

A truck driver whoshows signs of UVA damage.

A truck driver howing signs of UVA damage.

A Photograph recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine graphically shows the damage UVA rays can do to the skin. What makes tis image so striking is how the UVA rays  damaged just one side of the face.
The subject is a 68 year old retired truck driver named Bill McElligott. “He was a truck driver for the majority of his life and never wore sunscreen,” said Northwestern University dermatologist Jennifer Gordon, who reported the man’s case. “We think the sun exposure just on this side of the face is what caused the damage.”

Ultraviolet A (UVA) light from the sun can easily penetrate window glass and even light clothing, said Gordon. UVA rays cause damage deep in the skin, affecting connective tissues such as collagen and elastin.

“That’s where you get that aging effect: the wrinkles, the deposits of material in the skin,” Gordon said.

Although the subject of the photograph has not developed any type of skin cancer. The photograph acts as a clear warning sign to those of us who expose ourselves to harmful sun rays.

The best way to prevent skin cancer as well as early aging is sunscreen, Gordon said. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends using sunscreens that provide a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30, and that offer broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are the primary cause of sunburn. While UVB rays are blocked by window glass, UVA rays are not; even on a cloudy day, up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays make it through the clouds. The AAD recommends wearing sunscreen on exposed areas of the skin daily, even during winter.

The safest tan is  today is a self tan.

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