Your spray tan is going to kill you.


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So we all are fully aware of the fact tan tanning beds are not good for your skin and could potentially kill you. We are also all aware that we should be wearing sun tan lotion every time our skin is exposed to the sun. We have been warned against tanning all together a million times. However, we all thought there was a loop hole in this. But I have devastating news for those of you who thought you have found the loop hole in tanning. Our spray tans, which we thought were the only safe way to tan, have now lost their FDA approved status. 

In The Hollywood Reporter, it tells us that, "According to ABC News, the active chemical used in spray tans called DHA has the potential to cause genetic alterations and DNA damage. The latest report advices, "The use of DHA should not be inhaled or ingested." as well as, "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." FDA advises people who spray tan are in danger of genetic and DNA damage."

Another article goes as far as to say that spray tanning might cause cancer. In another article by Refinery29,"According to a new study by Dr. Rey Panettieri, a toxicologist and lung specialist at the University of Pennsylvania, spray tanning mists release compounds of DHA (the skin-tone-changing chemical that gives you your faux glow) which, once absorbed into the lungs, can "promote the development of cancers or malignancies."" 

Either way, our tans could potentially kill us. Whether we grab some rays laying outside, baking ourselves in a booth, or spraying ourself bronze, we are all in danger of some sort of higher issue. We must ask ourselves, "is it worth it?" Everyone must consider this question the next time you think you may need to get a little sun kissed. 

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Great blog on an issue that many are not aware of. I ask plenty of girls why they find it necessary to be orange in December. I have yet to get a good response. It looks horrible and is not healthy either. This is one of those issues where as time goes on, it seems like younger and younger kids are being affected. The only way around it is to simply take the initiative and not do it. This online article site claims in the last line that people turn to spray tans because it is safe. I hope this message you bring up spreads so people really know what spray tans can actually lead to.

As much as I hate to admit it, I love being tan. I've promised myself I'll stop using beds this winter and was planning on maybe getting the occasional spray tan- but this blog has convinced me otherwise! I've always read and been told that spray tans were the "safe" way to go, but apparantly not.

As much as I hate to admit it, I love being tan. I've promised myself I'll stop using beds this winter and was planning on maybe getting the occasional spray tan- but this blog has convinced me otherwise! I've always read and been told that spray tans were the "safe" way to go, but apparantly not.

As much as I hate to admit it, I love being tan. I've promised myself I'll stop using beds this winter and was planning on maybe getting the occasional spray tan- but this blog has convinced me otherwise! I've always read and been told that spray tans were the "safe" way to go, but apparantly not.

In a generation influenced by the scenes and styles on Jersey Shore, I guess I can see why people feel the need to be tan. Although, the fact that people put their health at risk for the sun-kissed looks, will always be a mystery to me. A safe solution to keep a bronzed look year round is tanning lotion. The American Cancer Society has approved self tanning lotions to be a safe way to keep tanning addicts satisfied. The only question is, are bronzed beauties willing to give up their spray tans for a healthier alternative?

http://www.livestrong.com/article/74208-effects-sunless-tanning-lotion/

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