18 articles Tag tanning bed

MY Story | Michelle Bain

MY Story | Michelle Bain

This week I spoke to Michelle, a 2 year Stage 2a Melanoma survivor and founder of the Spread the Lotion Facebook page. She is a spunky, care-free, and positive spirit! From speaking to her I could tell right away that she wasn’t they type of person that would go down without a fight. I’m happy to share her story and I hope you can take something away from it. Here is Michelle’s story… Growing up …

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My story | Katie from Pretty in Pale

My story | Katie from Pretty in Pale

  Confession: I was a total nerd throughout elementary school and into high school. Maybe it was the glasses, the braces, or the schedule full of honors classes, but I was painfully shy and an easy target for class bullies. At home, in the privacy of my bedroom, I spent hours poring over glossy magazines, cutting out pictures of Britney Spears look-a-likes and creating collages that I posted all over my walls. If only I …

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The Use of Tanning Beds Raise Skin Cancer Risk

The Use of Tanning Beds Raise Skin Cancer Risk

We all know that too much of one thing could eventually be a bad thing. Smoke too much and get emphysema. Eat too much high fat and salty foods–and you are diagnosed with high cholesterol. Eat too many unhealthy foods and you will become over-weight. Stay out too long in the sun without the proper protection and you will get sunburned or worse skin cancer.  Buy one of those nifty tanning salon packages and you increase your …

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Minors In California Now Banned From Tanning Salons

Minors In California Now Banned From Tanning Salons

Thanks to Governor Jerry Brown and melanoma awareness advocates such as AIM at Melanoma, the California legislation that would ban minors 18 and under from using tanning beds has been signed into law!  The law, SB 746, will take effect January 1, 2012. Currently, California allows minors who are 15-17 years old to use tanning beds with written permission from their parents. California is the first in the nation to set a higher age limit …

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Ban The Tan Highlights!

Ban The Tan Highlights!

In case you missed the most awesome Twitter Party to date, Ban The Tan! I’ve compiled some highlights, facts, quotes and the myths that we discussed during the party. I was pleased that Donna Helm Regen was my guest host. She has a great passion for raising awareness about this preventable disease since she lost her daughter to Melanoma. The UV Skinz team also joined in on the fun!  It was also so great to have …

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Ban The Tan Twitter Party

Ban The Tan Twitter Party

In just a few short days UV Skinz along with Donna Helm Regen, Melanoma actvist, will be hosting our  first Twitter Party together! If you are wondering what a Twitter Party is then I have the answer for you. Thanks to the Twitter Party Guide! This site has everything you need to know about Twitter Parties and a huge following to help make your twitter party a success. So, What exactly is a Twitter Party? A twitter …

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Study Links Tanning Beds and Melanoma

Study Links Tanning Beds and Melanoma

An Australian study published in the International Journal of Cancer is the first to link tanning bed use with early-onset melanoma. A Working Group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, a branch of the World Health Organization) used a sample of 600+ people and reviewed 19 international informative studies. Their findings concluded that “ever use of sunbeds was positively associated with melanoma.” Well, did it really have to take that many people and that many studies to figure out …

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