The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 400,000 cases of skin cancer each year are related to indoor tanning beds. Unfortunately, only 10 states currently prohibit minors from indoor tanning. Even more concerning, its estimated that roughly 30% of women ages 18-25 reportedly use indoor tanning beds. According to the Surgeon General, the concern with UV tanning beds is the concentrated burst of high-intensity UV rays on uncovered skin. Even though it’s a shorter time frame, it’s a higher intensity than one would experience outdoors.
Luckily, there is a healthier alternative to skin damaging tanning beds. Take for instance SprayChic Airbrush Tanning located Farmington, MI. Owners, Dennis and Carissa Serylo, have been touting spray tanning as a far superior option to UV tanning beds since they opened in 2008. Carissa states “SprayChic uses eco-certified solutions with organic DHA which produces a natural golden tan appearance lasting about a week. Airbrush tanning is UV-Free tanning, and at SprayChic we customize the level of color to each client”. Dennis adds, “We take great pride in offering our clients a way to enjoy a healthy and natural looking tan without the damaging effects of UV rays. In fact, many of our clients are skin cancer survivors and have come to us on the recommendation of their dermatologists.”
It’s good to know the United States Surgeon General has taken notice of the alarming rate at which skin cancer has increased. We need a hard line stance to combat this deadly disease and also put on notice places that offer harmful indoor tanning beds. Limited exposure to the sun is certainly ok with the proper application of sunscreen and coverage of delicate skin. Our bodies can drink up and benefit from the vitamin D in small doses. However, for those who crave a deeper tan and bronzed look, better to go beyond the bulb and turn towards experienced and professional spray tan salons such as SprayChic Airbrush Tanning for your tanning needs.