More and more young girls in there 20’s are coming in to our studio complaining that they have skin cancer. They explain to me that they have been going to tanning beds for years and never thought that it would be so damaging to their skin. I just had a 24 year old girl come in to our beauty boutique needing to purchase a strong concealer to camouflage the cancer she had taken off on the top of her nose. Cancer is not only seen on the skin but in the eyes as well. People are tanning in the tanning booth without using the protective goggles and are getting cancer in their eyes. In extreme cases, girls and boys are losing their eyesight from not wearing the goggles. This is an outrage and parents need to step in and talk to their children about the dangers of sun tanning and tanning beds.
The Melanoma Research Foundation reports as of March, 2010, individuals who are exposed to tanning beds before the age of 30 are 3 times more likely to develop the skin cancer known as Melanoma than their peers who don’t use tanning beds. Classified as the most serious of skin cancer, Melanoma refers to the formation of malignancies in the skin’s melanin cells. Despite the fact that research has yet to definitively pinpoint all of the precise causes of Melanoma, the exposure to sunlight, ultraviolet radiation and/or tanning beds has been identified as a potentially serious risk factor for this life-threatening skin cancer.
Sun Protection and Anti-Aging
Sun Protection sunscreens with organic Aloe Extract, Almond oil and B-Carotene “Botanicals of Life” contain the richest known source of anti-oxidant beta-carotene, and helps protect skin against free radical and premature aging. These benefits are enhanced by a new generation of micronized and micro-dispersed Titanium-Dioxide (ultra-fine mineral pigment of natural origin) that acts as a protective barrier against harmful UV rays that cause wrinkles. Titanium-Dioxide forms an invisible protective shield on the surface of the skin that physically deflects the sun. It’s like wearing a tee-shirt on your face, whereas chemical sunscreens absorb UV rays into the skin. Chemical sunscreens are irritating to the skin and researchers have noticed the use of chemical sunscreens has decreased water retention in the skin giving the appearance of an orange peel texture to the skins surface.
You can find natural Titanium-Dioxide in many foundations and Powders on the market today. They are one of the best sources of sun protection in latest discoveries. Dermatologist are recommending foundations to their patients instead of chemical sunscreens because it guarantees a natural and efficient, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection that helps to deflect the suns harmful rays.
Self-tanners are by far the best way to achieve a nice natural looking suntan without damaging the delicate skin. We recommend the clear cream formula self-tanners. Clear cream sunless tanners work with your own melanin in your skin producing a natural three shade darker tanned appearance. It looks so natural no one would ever know you used a sunless-tanner. Bronze self- tanners have a tan pigment and will tan you immediately but will rub off on clothing.
The Rouge has the highest researched technology products available in sun care and anti-aging. Please visit us and our qualified trained professionals will help you select the right skin care and sun protection products that will work for you.