But should a great tan kill you?
Who doesn't feel great with a bit of a healthy glow? But what you don't know can kill you. Literally.
As you've probably noticed, there's a lot of mixed messages out there about sun tanning, self-tanning, and tanning beds. The facts are clear. There is no...I repeat NO...safe form of tanning when ultraviolet (UV) rays are involved. That's because UV rays from the sun and tanning beds damage your skin, making you a lot more susceptible to squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and the most dangerous forms of skin cancer...melanoma. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 65% to 90% of melanomas are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. And what's even more shocking? Even though it's preventable, nearly 9,000 Americans die from melanomas each year. Who wants that?! I know I don't! And neither does Congress. As part of Health Reform Act, Congress introduced a 10% tax on indoor tanning to offset the costs associated with health risks of tanning beds and tanning salon services. And did you know that both the American Medical Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) want to ban the non-medical use of tanning equipment? And don't get me started on how old-fashioned tanning is the best way to age your skin and look like a shriveled prune! I could write a whole series of blogs on that.
So enough with the bad news. The good news is that there's a better AND natural way to get that great summertime glow without compromising your health and beauty. I’m launching SUZANNE ORGANICS Golden Tanning Serum in mid July as a way to get a completely chemical-free tan with a 100% natural product. Yes, I said "no chemicals"! Our Tanning Serum incorporates nature’s most remarkable ingredients to activate a tan from the inside out! Just like all my new products, I’ve made sure they are made from organic and Certifed ToxicFree® ingredients to protect your health.
SUZANNE ORGANICS Golden Tanning Serum's Key Ingredients include:
Monk’s Pepper Berry - a natural tanning activator from French Polynesia, that stimulates melanin production with sunlight
Acetyl Tyrosine – this natural amino acid acts as a suntan booster by enhancing skin’s pigmentation
Sugar Peptides – supports a healthy bronze colored tan, with or without sunlight
And if you've used self-tanning products before and been disappointed by the results, join the club. That's another reason why I created this product. Those spray-on tans stink! This serum has a lovely natural scent from coconut and mango. It's really easy to apply. It won't leave a streaky mess like many products out there. Plus, it lasts 3 times as long as DHA-only products. And worried about that fake orangy look? SUZANNE ORGANICS Golden Tanning Serum works with your own pigmentaion to give you a natural glow. And it's loaded with nurturing botanicals like aloe, green tea, coconut oil, and argan oil for optimum hydration. It’s actually good for your skin, and did I mention, "NO CHEMICALS"?!
I'm really proud of this product. Finally, we have a gorgeous, safe, and natural alternative that will make us feel like a California girl all year round.
For more information, visit www.SuzanneSomers.com