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.
Teens make up a large percentage of the tanning salon clientele, and research now shows that regular tanning bed usage prior to the age of 35 can increase the risk of melanoma by a whopping 75%.
Legislation is under way to put a ban on minors using tanning beds, with 32 states currently regulating the use of tanning beds by minors. New legislation would make it illegal for anyone under 18 to use tanning beds. The current law is children between 14 and 17 first need parental approval.
The threat of skin cancer and premature aging may go a long way toward encouraging our youth to avoid the damaging effects of tanning beds. Same goes to over exposure to UV rays from the sun. But how about giving them an alternative to the harmful glow?
Let us a lend a hand with TRUE Natural's Tanning Essentials Kit or the Tanning Essentials for Sensitive Skin. Get your glow on while saving your skin (and your health) with TRUE's all natural Self Tanner and SPF 59 Sunscreen.
Now that you have your color covered, protect your skin (and your “tan") with fro, exposure to harmful UV-A, B and C rays with our Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion— AND have a beautiful radiant streak free tan without exposure to toxic chemicals by using True Natural Self Tanner!
Get your glow on and protect your health naturally, with the True Natural Tanning Essentials Kit. The best of both worlds.