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Skin
October 22, 2018

Is it safe to use a tanning bed?

That golden, tanned skin is quite covetable, yes. But is it worth the harm to your skin, even if you get it via a sunbed? A tan is your body’s attempt to protect itself from the damaging effects of harmful UV rays - and with good reason. Sunbeds are tanning machines that release ultraviolet (UV) rays close to your skin. The nearness means that the UV rays can stimulate the production of melanin in your skin, which is what enables your skin to tan. Risky skin business Sunbeds emit bigger doses of ultraviolet rays (UV) rays than the sun does…
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Skin
December 3, 2014

Sunblock vs. sunscreen

Is there a difference between sunblock and sunscreen, and, if there is, which one is best for my family? There are so many choices when it comes to sun protection – lotions, creams, all with different sun protection factors (SPF) – here’s a breakdown to help you make the best choice for your family: Sunscreen Sunscreen contains chemicals that absorb UV radiation and reduce the amount that reaches your skin. Many of the chemicals used for SPF such as avobenzone, avobenzene, oxymethylcinnemate can cause skin irritation or even irritate the eyes. Look out for Parsol 1789 in many of today’s…
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Skin
January 4, 2014

Skin cancer – here’s what you need to know

We live on a sun-drenched continent - we're are the lucky ones! But time spent outdoors increases your risk of developing skin cancer, especially if you don't protect yourself from the sun. The good news is, you can reduce your risk of skin cancer simply by being sun savvy and aware of the condition. What is skin cancer? Like all cancers, skin cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the body. Skin cancer cells are usually formed when skin is exposed excessively to the sun or bright sources of light, like tanning beds. The 3 main types of skin…
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