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Are Spray Tans Safe?
No one would argue that the sun’s rays are unsafe for sun tanning. Warnings abound in the summertime, and a special suntan lotion is recommended. As a result people are turning to spray tans for their summer tans. However, are spray tans safe?
The FDA has approved tanning sprays for external use only. This means they are not to touch the lips, eyes or any area covered with mucous membranes. While the person is in the tanning booth, the tanning spray is sprayed all over their body, including their face. It’s very difficult to keep the spray from reaching the lips, eyes or nostrils. So once again we ask the question, are spray tans safe?
Dermatologists are doing their best to warn people about the danger of tanning beds. At the same time the tanning salons are doing their best to convince the public that it is just a smear campaign by the dermatologists, and that tanning beds are perfectly safe. The truth about tanning beds is that just 20 minutes in a tanning bed is the same as one whole day spent at the beach. Tanning beds are not a safe option for getting a tan.
Is there a perfect spray tan? Are spray tans safe? These are questions that only time will answer. Down the road, the truth will be known when the results of spray tans begin to show, and the people who used them are either healthy or suffering from their bad side effects.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
One Response to “Are Spray Tans Safe?”
Surely anything chemical is worse than anything natural. I've never believed that spray tans are better than the sun or that the sun is really that bad for you. Many nations around the globe spend their lives under the hot sun and you don't hear anything about a skin cancer epidemic in those countries, do you? It's all about getting used to the sun, not spraying yourself full of chemicals and expecting to avoid skin cancer.January 19th, 2011 at 7:54 am