Monday, September 14, 2009

TEEN TRENDS: TEENS & TANNING BEDS

(This blog is written to inform parents and others of disturbing trends of teenagers.)
Who loves to have a great tan? Go ahead, raise your hand. And why not? Hollywood makes tanned skin appear attractive and healthy. But are the ways used to achieve that golden tan really healthy?

Tanned skin is still sought after, especially by adolescent girls, and they continue to spend hours basking in the sun or laying in tanning beds, and this behavior is dangerous to their health.

UVA & UVB RAYS: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

UVA RAYS - Long wave solar waves, 220-400 nanometers.
  • UVA RAYS go through windows, light clothes, and car windshields.
  • UVA RAYS are present all year round, even winter.
  • UVA RAYS are responsible for aging. They penetrate the skin deep, causing wrinkling and leathering of the skin, but are less likely to cause sunburn.
  • UVA RAYS exacerbates UVB RAYS carcinogenic effects, but may also cause skin cancer, including melanoma.
  • New high pressure sunlamps produce as much as 12 times the amount of UVA RAYS, as the amount received from the sun.
UVB RAYS - Short wave solar waves, 290-320 nanometers.
  • UVB RAYS are more potent than UVA RAYS in producing sunburn.
  • UVB RAYS are considered the main cause of skin cancer (basal & squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma).
  • UVB RAYS are called the "tanning rays", as UVB RAYS stimulate the melanocyte cells to produce the brown pigment melanin.
  • Large doses of UVB RAYS will cause acute sunburn, redness, burning sensation, and blistering.
FACTS:
  • One out of 3 teenagers say they tan because it looks healthy. More than 80% of teens said they look better with a tan.
  • 37% of white female teens and over 11% white male teens between the ages of 13 and 19 have used tanning beds.
  • A 2002 study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that using tanning beds increased the risks of skin cancer - 2.5 times for squamous cell carcinoma and 1.5 times for basal cell carcinoma - compared to nonusers.
  • Most lights used in tanning beds give off mainly ultraviolet radiation, which causes eye and skin cancer.
  • Teens who visit a tanning bed 10 times or more a year have 7 times greater incidence of melanoma.
  • The risk of skin cancer jumps by 75% when teens use tanning beds.
  • Doctors are seeing more teenagers with melanoma; something that used to be rare.
  • Studies show tanning bed use caused a 20% increased risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer.
  • Melanoma is now the leading cancer diagnosed in women in their twenties. In the past, skin cancer was highest in people over 75.
  • Despite warnings about the risk of skin cancer from too much sun exposure, most teens don't use sunblock and will endure sunburns for a tan.
We know that (some) teenagers can be very vain, especially girls. It's hard to get the message across to them that sun exposure will cause skin cancer 5, 10, 20 years from now. They only care about the present and how they look today.
Check your skin often for abnormal looking moles.

The American Cancer Society encourages teens and adults to use self tanning lotions as the best option for getting a tan. Talk to your teen about how serious "basking in the sun" or tanning bed use can be and make sure you set a good example, because it is just as dangerous for adults to sunbathe or use tanning beds.

*Lawmakers have introduced legislation that would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to use tanning beds, and these facilities could be fined up to $500.00 if caught letting teens use their tanning beds. Do you think tanning beds should be illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to use?




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132 comments:

Michelle said...

I absolutely agree that it should be illegal for anyone under 18 to use a tanning bed. My boyfriend runs a tanning salon that is part of a major chain all across the US. They turn away teenagers on a daily basis. It's shocking just how many come in to tan under the age of 18...hell, some can't even drive yet!

I understand wanting to be tan, as I have a tan myself and for me personally I just feel better about my physical appearance when I have one. However, there are other ways to get a tan. Sunless tanner, spray tans, etc.

My daughter will not be allowed to tan, that's for sure.

Debbie said...

I wish we could just do away with tanning beds period! Terrible things.

thatgirlblogs said...

so scary.

happy sits day! enjoy...

Nellyn said...

Congrats on your SITS day!!!!

love lives in the kitchen said...

hello! i saw your blog on SITS and want to say hallo to you!
have a wonderful day!
Justyna

Mesina said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

Oh I am one who is against the use of tanning beds. I honestly don't think that women look better with a tan, perhaps the odd natural tan from holiday, but not the year round nearly orange look. I saw a program where the Mom and teenage daughter both used a sunbed regularly. They took a photo of the mom and showed her what she would look like had she not used a sunbed all those years. The picture of her was 10 years younger looking! She was shocked and I think her daughter decided not to use the beds anymore.
This is a big issue that teens seem to look lightly upon. So hard to think about the future when they just want to look good today! Great post!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Hi,Congrats on your SITS day!!
I'm a new SITS.!Your blog is lovely! Nice to meet you. Tanning beds, so terrible things. They are other ways to get a tan.
Have a great Thursday!
:)

scrappysue said...

happy sits day - tanning beds are just strange

ilovemy5kids said...

Wow! Lots of info-there!

Hope you have a wonderful Sits Day!

Blessings to you!
www.ilovemy5kids.blogspot.com

Yaya said...

I think that's a great idea to not let under 18 tan.


Congrats on your sits day!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy SITS day!

Momma G.Love said...

Happy SITS day!

Steph @ Stick It in the Fridge

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Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Your blog is very informative. I am a follower now

Congrats on your SITS day!

Enjoy your day!
Cindy

Queenie Jeannie said...

Happy SITS Day!

Cara said...

Stopping by from SITS...lots of great info. You're a busy lady!

Keep on writing!


Cara&Jenn
www.forwardmom.blogspot.com

Life with Kaishon said...

Happy SITS day! This was a great post. It is scary what we will do for beauty isn't it? Positively scary!

Christina Lee said...

good info! happy SITS day!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Happy SITS day!!

bluecottonmemory said...

I've seen beautiful teen age girls with beautiful skin start going to tanning beds. Their beauty didn't last long. It's not so much scary as disappointing-to be so beautiful and to lose it-what a shame!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

There's so many great self-tanners on the market...if my teen ever wants a tan, I'll suggest she use one of those. No skin cancer, and it only takes a minute!

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

Great post! I was just talking about this yesterday with the gals I work with. We were all looking for abnormal moles on our arms.

Greetings from Guatemala said...

Happy SITS day! Enjoy!

Shanna said...

Congratz on being today's SitSta! ;)

Christyrenee said...

Happy SITS Day!!! I 110% agree about Tanning beds! In fact, I think they should be completely banned. The same articles come out every single year on skin cancer and people are still going in the beds and still laying in the sun with no sunscreen! I was a teenager that would go in the beds all the time. That was 10 yrs ago. Skin cancer is in my family history and I blew it off. Then one day I read an article about a teen that went in them all the time and developed skin cancer. It can take up to 10 years for sun damage to develop into cancer. That's a scary thought! I haven't been in a bed or in the sun without sunscreen since!

Beth said...

I was the Tanning bed Queen in hs and I must say its scary the hold it can have on ya. I was so obsessed with it and of course regret it today! you could have never told me any of this and listened to it. Teens just do whatever they want! I did anyhow. I used to sneak around and do it b/c my parents didn't like me going, they had to know since ahem I was dark! When your young and not so wise you just live in the moment and the consequences seem far off and even worth it.
Well happy SITS day to you!

Sandy said...

Stopping by from SITS. Your blog is very helpful and informational. Nice to see something different. Today will be a good day to spread your messages.

Michelle said...

I used to tan all the time:( Thank goodness my kids have never been interested!

Happy SITS Day!

Jingle said...

Well, my husband tans, and I can say it is one of the best things for him! It has actually done a lot of good for him. You have to be smart about it and not do it too much, but you can be in natural sun too much and do just as much damage! I think that education and smart parenting is more what kids need. Banning stuff isn't going to really help. Congrats on your SITS feature today!

Jen said...

What a great post and I couldn't agree more!! Thanks for those facts!! I see today's your special day at SITS!! Congrats!! I hope it's a great day!

Jen

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Thanks for the information. Congrats on being the SITS featured blogger!

Anna

Judy Harper said...

I also read your article on Teen trends. I was a single mom from 1969 thru 1987, when she went off to college. Being a single mom today is so much more frightening and dangerous. I know it's hard and enjoyable for you. I'm glad to see you don't go with the trend of a lot of parents today, that of giving them too much authority. Such as when you commented on listening to your daughter on the phone, you are the parent, they don't have enough experience to always know what's good and right. Some parents would accept their teens cry that it's their phone and they deserve privacy. Or would be allowed to place a sign on their door declaring "Keep Out" Hearing them is your love part!

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Happy SITS Day! Great post! Best wishes, Carla.

Miss Behavin @ Maneuvering Motherhood said...

I enjoy a healthy glow but tanning beds still scare the crap out of me.

I feel like I'm lying in a casket or something when I'm in there, and then the thing starts crackling and making all sorts of weird noises and my heart starts beating really fast because I'm afraid the top of it is coming loose and will fall on top of me. Or, worse yet, the bottom will crack and I'll end up lying on hot bulbs and get electrocuted!

Happy SITS day! Congratulations!

Brandie said...

Very interesting! Congrats on being the featured blogger. Enjoy your day!

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

I am not a fan of tanning beds. I am pasty white and proud of it! LOL!! I agree that people probably look better tan, but it is so dangerous. Teens today just don't understand or think that it won't affect them.

Stopping by from SITS!!

Susie said...

Congratulations on your SITs feature! I usually say, "I hope you enjoy your day in the sun", but today that seems inappropriate. So, I will just say "Have a great day with all the attention coming your way":-)

Judy said...

I agree with Debbie! Do away with them altogether! It's unnatural and unhealthy!!

By the way, visiting from SITS today! :) Congrats on being featured!

The Acting Mom said...

Saying hi from SITS. Congrats!

Tanning beds are horrible. It is a shame that our society has made the flawless tan look "in." Way to speak out about it!

Michelle said...

Stopping in from SITS.

As the mother of 3 daughters and a woman who used to do the tanning bed thing myself in college...I hope we can impress on our children the dangers of the tanning beds and not using sunscreen. Cancer is not something to play around with and hope it doesn't affect you.

Great post! Thanks!

LeNesha said...

Thanks for sharing such important info about UV Rays. Glad I stopped by from SITS. You taught me something :-).

Cheers

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Happy SITS Day!

AmberRay said...

It is so true about tanning beds and even tanning out in the sun for long periods of time. Luckily, I have only been to the tanners a couple of times. I am 28 years old and have already seen the effects of over tanning in women my age.

anne said...

just stopping by from SITS, great informationa s a mother of 2 teenagers as well!

www.anniebakes.blogspot.com

missy said...

Congrats on your SITS day!!!!!

Bethany said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!

Melissa said...

Happy SITS day! I am so glad that I never felt like I needed to go tanning. Im glad I know more about it now!

Perambulations through Pittsbrugh said...

I'm not sure if it should be illegal or if it would even help because you can just as easily go out into the sun. But who knows, maybe it would do something.

Marrdy said...

Stopping by from SITS. I too have two teenagers. Life is hell right now, but we are hopeful things will be better. Only time will tell.

By the way, I say snoop! It can save lives.

Amethyst Moon said...

Congrats on your SITS Day! I, also have two teens. In my latest post my youngest just got her permit
http://lifemusiclaughter.blogspot.com

I admit, I have let my girls use the tanning bed in the past, but it was very limited. (3 times/year to establish base tan at start of season) Tanning in general=bad but knowing that, as a teen, I once laid on top of a school bus with butter on my skin, and literally fried, I would rather my girls use a tanning bed in a controlled environment.

Sara's Whimsy said...

I completely agree that it should be illegal to use a tanning bed under age 18. Kids have no idea what they're doing to themselves by using one of these. You can't get a tattoo or a piercing until you're 18 - you shouldn't be able to use a tanning bed either!

Kris said...

I don't agree with anyone tanning...and no, I'm not some pasty-white person...I'm well-tanned actually. I just think you should do it naturally if you're going to do it...go outside and play/exercise/walk...whatever--not in a fake-n-bake! Have a wonderful SITS day!

Date Girl said...

I'm so glad I was never into tanning. I always thought the girls in my school looked orange. I get some sun, but I never lay out intentionally to sunbath, and I always wear sunscreen. These girls who tan all the time are going to look like leather when they grow up. I think it should definitely be illegal!

Robin said...

I've been preached to and been passing on the message my whole adult life, but your mole chart really grosses me out. :-)

BTW....Congratulations on your day in the SITS sun!

Have a beautiful day

Stephanie Faris said...

I've found that the new tanning lotions that are in regular lotion work GREAT. They aren't orange or streaky...just a nice tan. The more you put on, the darker you get. I can't remember for sure...I think the one I use is Jergen's Natural Glow. It even gives you a little bit of sparkle on the day you're wearing it...and the tan seems to last FOREVER. Much longer than the regular self-tanners I've used.

blueviolet said...

I used to use tanning beds myself but I realized that it's even more intense than the sun. Not good. I don't tan in any way anymore.

Happy SITS day!

Mural Maker said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! I wish I had your blog when I had 3 teen boys 10 yrs ago - longest years of my life - sleepless weekends, tons of fun, hours of worry. Now I'm blessed w/a 2yr old grandson and I shudder to think of all the dangers facing him. Thank you for all the info you give.

LisaLisa said...

Wow...scary indeed! Happy SITS Day!

LisaLisa said...

Wow...scary indeed! Happy SITS Day!

Memento - Terri said...

Stopping by from SIT'S. I love your blog it is so pretty and great colors. Great post on tanning. Your skin is with you for life and why make it leathery and wrinkly?

Karen said...

Happy SITS Day!

I with ya! Teenagers don't need to be getting into tanning beds. And part of the problem is that the adults in their lives are too fixated on appearances, too. People need to remember that kids take their cues from us, so we need to be as healthy as we can!

Thanks for this post. I don't have kids, but I work with them, and I think maybe we need to be having a talk about this information.

Turtles In North Dakota said...

REAT post! I used to be one of those teens. Now I am in constant fear of skin cancer. Not to mention looking older then I should.Not worth it.

HAPPY SITS DAY!

Michelle said...

Stopping by from SITS. I have a teen and a preteen and your blog looks very interesting.

Great post about the dangers of tanning beds and tanning.

My oldest has red hair and is very white. She bemoans the fact that she can't tan like her friends (she wears sunscreen daily). I tell her that she may think that her friends look good now, but they won't look as good as her when they are 40. :) She will thank me someday!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Good for you. I think tanning beds are really dangerous. Way to let everyone know. CONGRATS on being featured today on SITS. Hope you get lots of comment love.

Beverly said...

Hey SITSta...congrats on bing the feature today!!

The Bragging Mommy said...

Hi I am a fellow Sits sister. Your blog design is so adorable! Great post. Tanning beds are no good. I have a very good friend who was just diagnosed with Skin Cancer. But as a teenager I tanned all the time. I wish I could go back and undo it. Thanks for spreading the words about how dangerous it is. I look forward to following your blog. You can check out my blog for great giveaways at www.thebraggingmommy.com

Heidi

Susan Crabtree said...

good morning from sits!

Jennifer said...

Happy SITS day!!!

Samantha said...

Happy SITS Day!! Your blog contains so much real, useful information, and I love it.

I definitely think teenagers under 18 shouldn't be allowed to tan. But by the age of 18, they could go out and buy cigarettes if they wanted to, so they can then make an educated decision on whether or not they want to tan.

I never used tanning beds until I was in my early 20s. I was diagnosed with eczema, and when I got bad flairups, my doctor and dermatologist put me on steroid creams AND recommended tanning. I still visit tanning salons every once in a while, because they ease eczema flairups when they occur.

Nikki said...

I agree with you, its so horrible how kids today are looking at tanning as a great way to "look healthy" when its actually doing just the opposite to them. I think its a good idea to outlaw tanning beds, for 18 and younger because by the time they are 18 they will have had some time to educate themselves on the risk, etc tanning will cause in 5-10 years.

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

Yow! Great advice, SITStah!

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

This is such a helpful blog. I love your banner. I hope you are having a great SITS day.

survivinglifedaily said...

Very informative, I had never heard some of that stuff, thank you! Happy SITS day!

Chef Eureka said...

tanning beds are soooo bad for you. They found it increases your risk for some forms of skin cancer.

Thanks for sharing! Stopped by from the SITS site!

Helene said...

I wish people could understand that tanning beds are just as evil as sun worshipping!! I'm guilty of letting my skin roast in the sun when I was younger and I'm paying for it now. Everytime I see a new mole, I freak out!! I wish I had known all this information back then!

Congrats on your SITS day!

From Janes Oven said...

Hey girl,

Congrats on your Sits day.
Great post by the way. I wish i would have known this when I used the Tanners.

Have a wonderful day

Audra said...

Happy SITS Day!

Lora said...

Happy SITS day!

I won't be letting my teenager go to a tanning bed...spray tan, maybe.

But I'm a sun worshipper myself, so I always check my moles for abnormalities!

foxy said...

VERY interesting blog. I must have already spent an hour poking around, so thanks for all the good information.

Happy SITS day to you!

Lindsay Rudolph said...

It's been a few years (or more) since I was a teenager, but some things have not changed. I think about how terrible I treated my skin during those years and it scares me! I wear 70 SPF on my face everyday now and won't stay outside too long without at least putting 30SPF everywhere else. I hope teenage girls are reading your blog!!

Amandasaurus said...

Kids should definitely not be allowed to go tanning until they are of an age to understand the risks. I like this legislation.

RebeccaMom said...

Hey SITSta, congrats on being featured! and thanks for all the great info in your posts, I am learning a lot reading your blog :)

Conquer The Monkey said...

There are so many fabulous "faux" tan options maybe we should make those more appealing and accessible to teens? Have you heard of Chocolate Sun? It's an airbrush spray on tan in certain locations that is all organic, so not toxic at all, and it looks SO good!

Making it illegal, it's a good question.....must put more thought into that one.....definitely need to do what we can to prevent kids from tanning though.

Hi from SITS
Cameron from Conquer The Monkey

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats on you SITS Day! :)

hotpants™ said...

Happy SITS Day!

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

I was such a tanning addict in high school, and I don't know why. Its so bad! Now that I live in California, I put on sunscreen no matter where I go.

My mom didn't seem to care, but I liked that we could talk about it. I knew a lot of friends who snuck behind their parents back to do it.

Valerie said...

Congrats on being FB today. I have used tanning beds several times in my 20's. My girlfriend had on in her house. But really I didn't need it. Being half Mexican I have a tan year round. But they are dangerous and people do need to be careful.

I hope you have a great SITS day!!

Michaela said...

I went tanning as a teen, though I only went at most maybe 4 or 5 times a year. Now I can't even remember when the last time was that I spent time to tan - too busy doing other things and guess what... I look younger than my younger sister who does tan! Yay me!!
Congrats on being today's FB!!

sarah said...

I think tanning beds should be banned period! I have never used one, and never will.

Sheri Carpetenter said...

Happy SITS day.Great blog.
Sheri
http://sherisstory.blogspot.com

Sarah@HomeschoolinRealLife said...

Visiting from SITS, but I'm in a strange state and I was "scared" away by the post titles. I'll have to wait until I'm not in a cry at the drop of a hat (or 50th fling of a toddler fork) state of mind.

Jo said...

'Happy SITS Day'.

Congratulations on being the featured blogger.

Peace, love and happiness,
~Jo
"Diary Of A Sad Housewife"

LegalChic said...

Saw your blog on sits and wanted to say hi! I live in Arizona and in between the serious sun here and the tanning beds it is kinda scary.

Brianna
www.girlscurlshair.com

T. said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Your blog is very informative, I had no idea there was a weird herb out there which was like LSD but legal, scary stuff. It frightens me to think what will happen in the next few years before my son becomes a teenager, thanks for the tips on these issues.
T.

MamaOtwins+1 said...

Those moles are the grossest thing! I am so glad I have boys and that they aren't teenagers yet - I hate tanning beds!

Stopping by from SITS

Manic Mother said...

Yeah its your day! I love your blog, its always so informative.

Melissa said...

I tanned for years as a teen. I would go almost every day to the tanning bed. I fear it may one day come back to haunt me.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Congratulations on your special SITS day!

Deb said...

Cute blog!

Congratulations on being the FB.

Sweet dreams.

Sara E said...

Hi from SITS :)

I used tanning beds the most when I was in my 20s... and agree that they shouldn't be used and abused by teens

Christine said...

I wholeheartedly agree! I am also hopeful that I am teaching my daughter and son healthy sun practices, that I do not remember being taught as a young child or teenager. There is so much more information available today!

Julie said...

Thanks for the info...congrats on your special day.

Jamie said...

Happy SITS day! I am so glad to have found your site - I have one teen and one tween..... I'll be back!

Mama Plays Mozart said...

Stopping by from SITS...This is just scary! I agree -it should be illegal for those under 18.

Debbie in Nashville said...

Congrats on being the FB today! Happy SITS day!

Nicolasa said...

Happy SITS Day! I totally agree with you!

Holly said...

I think it should be illegal also.

I love your blog. I have a 1 year old but I hope you are still writing when she is older so I can come back to this.

Congrats on your SITs day, it's much deserved!

Sarah Brown said...

I am paying for years of tanning bed usage right now...my skin is a mess! This is a great reminder!

Happy Sits Day

Tiaras said...

you know what - I can not sit in those things - I get sick - so sick and so close to vomiting no joke - I gave up on them years ago

Happy SITs feature

Michelle said...

Visiting from SITS!

I tanned as a teen. Don't have any desire now. Keep the skin cancer away. Plus I am so white I can only get SO tan. I didn't even tan for my wedding even though a lot of people do.

As for illegal...good question, probably wouldn't hurt. Maybe a signed parental waiver if they are under 18. I know I could just go as a teen without parental permission.

Megan said...

Great info!! Thanks for sharing. I also think it should be illegal to use a tanning bed if you're under 18. There's no need for it. If you want to look tan, use a lotion.

Congrats on your SITS day!! Enjoy! =)

scrappysue said...

back here from sits! you commented directly before me so glad you enjoyed your sits day!

Cougar Tales said...

Stopping over from SITS! Great educational post. I am a recovering tanorexic and now only spray tan. I have the wrinkles and thin blotchy skin I was warned about as a fair skinned person. I can't say that it is not worth it b/c at the time of my tanning, I would have done anything to look better. :-0
- Cougar Tales
www.cougar-tales.blogspot.com

BrnEyedGal said...

Happy SITS day to ya...you have such a creative blog!!

Millennium Housewife said...

That was really informative - cheers! Over from SITS happy sharefest!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Here from SITS.
NEVER will I get into a tanning bed!
Never!
Boomer Baby Bliss

KK said...

Hope you had a great SITS day! I'm a little behind :)

LiLu said...

I understand your point, but I don't see it really changing anything to make that law. Teenagers will find sketchier places, or slather themselves in oil to lay out in the sun. AND, because you make it "forbidden", the second they turn 18, they'll be all about it, just like a 21 year old in a bar. I think it's better to regulate it, make sure they're using protective lotion, and regulate how often they can go in an establishment that they grow to trust and respect, and therefore LISTEN to the advice they are given at said establishment.

LiLu said...

And, to be clear, I am against regular tanning, in a bed or otherwise- I was once one of those young dumb teens, until my father was diagnosed with skin cancer. Thank goodness I smartened up quick! Now I only go once or twice before a tropical vacation to have something of a base tan so I don't get a severe burn (I am suuuuuuper translucent!)

Empress Jade said...

Informative post. As a woman with a vampire white complexion I've always been tanless. I remember walking down the street in shorts and having someone yell out the car window to "get a tan". When I was a teen I always wanted tanned skin, but as an adult I'm more conerned about getting sun damage and wrinkles.

p.s. found your blog on SITS

Eva Gallant said...

Congrats on being the FB!

That was an excellent post; I'm not sure tanning beds should even be legal!

Eva Gallant said...

Whooops! The Z Family is the FB; your Ziggy's blog...I hope you can forgive the confusion--I was dropping by from SITS to say hi--what I said about your tanning bed post still stands.

hope you'll drop by for a visit if you haven't already!

Dorkys Ramos said...

I never understood the fascination with tanning beds and that fried orange look. As if the sun's own rays weren't bad enough already!

Miss Rowley said...

(from SITS)
love your site, color and layout.
its just amazing. keep up the work.
I enjoyed reading your posts and what you have to say, you are very clear in your writting. :)

Michele said...

Okay.... it didn't take me long to know that I will be following your blog ....
Very well done. I love it.
Found you on SITS....

I am a single mother, and my daughter is only 5, but those "teenage" years will be here soon enough. Thanks for your blog....

"Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest"

You rock!!!

Michele
http://findingtrinity-michele.blogspot.com

Angela said...

Wow! I think it's a good idea. I will try my hardest to keep my daughter out them! And my son. ;)

Lorna Darden said...

Hi, I think tanning beds are dangerous! I love your blog you have some very interesting topics and I've gotten your button to post on my blog. By the way thanks for commenting on my blog.

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Clueless_Mama said...

My sister suffers from severe skin cancer from using tanning beds as we grew up. I would never use one again. Great post!

Simply Luxurious said...

“Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest”

Oh, how I wish they would make it illegal, but teenagers can't see beyond the tips of their noses. Airbrush tanning or spray tanning - if you have someone who knows what they're doing, it looks fantastic and it's healthy!

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Rocktan said...

Your skin should be your most prized possession. It is the body miraculous' largest organ and greatest indicator of health and vitality!

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Brenda said...

Those who are blessed with fair complexions want to be darker while those that are naturally tanned wished they could be fairer, funny and weird at the same time.

Anyway, tanning beds should be forever banned! There are so many alternatives available in the market that can guarantee a tanned skin minus the risk. Spray tanners, self-tanners...And here's this one product I found, a spray tanning machine, the kind they use in salons but this one's an at-home thing,spray tanning at home. Has anyone tried this?

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