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It sometimes feels like some topic regarding sun protection makes national news every week. As distributors of award-winning sunscreens and self-tanners, we are committed to keeping abreast of all the latest research and happenings in the industry. This blog brings you those topics concerning sunscreen safety, UV rays, self tanners and all information concerning sun protection.
Many of you may already be familiar with the latest disturbing news regarding a popular brand of sunscreen. For those of you who aren't familiar, this brand, that touts itself as "all natural, safe, water resistant and non-toxic," has been on the receiving end of some very bad publicity from their customers. Parents have been posting pictures on social media of themselves and their children with horrible sunburns after wearing this brand of sunscreen. It is a scary situation because we all assume we can trust our sunscreens to keep us safe. We wanted to take this opportunity to explain what makes our True Natural sunscreens safe and healthy to use.

A Vitamin D deficiency is not an excuse to spend large amounts of time in the sun without the use of sunscreen.

What Are the Safest Facial Self‐Tanning Lotions?

A nice summer glow definitely helps to freshen up pale winter skin. No need to go the route of UV damaging tanning beds or toxic spray tans. Natural facial self-tanning lotions are the healthiest option.

Facial self-tanners have come a long way since the orange, streaky products of a decade or two ago. This quick and inexpensive alternative is becoming a big favorite amongst those looking for a safer tan. It is important to keep in mind that not all tanners are safe.

It’s not news that mineral sunscreens are more effective. Many mainstream sunscreen brands have even developed mineral formulas, but not all mineral sunscreens are created equally. Following are tips on choosing a safe natural sunscreen.

The Evolution of Sunscreen

Posted on in Sun & Tan Topics

Sun protection has come a long way since the Coppertone girl of the 1950’s. While sun burns then were no doubt as painful and unhealthy as they are today, sunscreen was definitely not viewed as a necessity – that stray bottle every mom had in her beach bag but only broke out after her kids were already burned.

Well, times have certainly changed. Sun protection is now considered a daily use item because we know that UV rays cause premature aging, skin damage and even cancer. We no longer look at the stuff as something you need use only during a day at the pool or beach. Sunscreen can be found in everything from facial moisturizer to lip balm and is no longer relegated to the bottom of the bag.

ABC News exposes the dangers of Spray Tanning - DHA as a tanning agent was approved by the FDA for external use - ie a lotion. Spray Tanning creates the possibility of inhaling DHA and other tanning ingredients.

The days of laying out in the sun for hours on end are long behind us.

As awareness of the dangers of sun exposure has increased, most of us now apply sunscreen to protect our skin when outside. But even so, many Americans, especially the young, are still heading out to use tanning beds in an effort to be fashionably tan — exposing themselves to unsafe UV rays from lamps as well as the sun. This is in direct opposition of the FDA and CDC recommendations for avoidance of any tanning bed use. So what should a skin-conscious person do?

It has been said that the greatest amount of damage done by UV rays is that received before age 20. Research definitely indicates that over exposure to the sun's UV rays during childhood significantly increases the risk of developing skin cancer later in life.

The teen years see the most high risk sun exposure. Out of parent's watch, and insistence of sunscreen usage, teens are much more likely to get sunburns and sun damage. And this is not only happening at the beach and pool, but tanning salons too...

Natural Self Tanners provides a safe alternative to suntanning and tanning beds. We all know that keeping away from UV rays helps to reduce your risk of skin cancer but did you know that the added benefit is that your skin stays younger and healthier longer? Self Tanning combined with good Broad Spectrum Sunscreens may actually be one of the best anti-aging beauty regimens for you and the younger you start, the more benefits you reap!
Follow these simple steps to build the perfect, streak-free, natural tan!
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