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Tanning Myths Debunked

1. Base Tans
Many people claim that "base tans" can prevent type of damage to your skin from the sun. This is plain wrong, because whenever your skin becomes tanner than its original color, it’s already been damaged and exposed to potentially harmful UV rays. Remember, there is no such thing as a healthy tan.

2. Tanning beds are safer than tanning out in the Sun
According to recent studies, tanning beds actually produce highly concentrated UV radiation, more than what you would get when you’re outside. Tanning beds actually increase your risk of getting melanoma.

3. The best way to obtain Vitamin D is by tanning
You can get your daily dose of Vitamin D from dietary sources...

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Five Skin Care Myths – Debunked

There’s a lot of common misconceptions and misinformation about skin care. A lot of advice you often hear or read about the subject can sometimes be flat out wrong. So you can get the most youthful looking skin you’ve ever had, you need to arm yourself with knowledge and facts rather than misconceptions and fiction.

Here are five common skin care myths and why they’re wrong:

1. People will eventually grow out of acne – People in their 20’s up to their 60’s can still have acne like teenagers. Also, having clean skin during your teenage years DOES NOT guarantee that you won’t get acne later in your life.

2. The best way to get rid of blackheads is extracting them – Pulling and pressing on pores can cause scarring if done incorrectly...

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How To Video: Applying Self Tanner

These basic tips will help you apply a self-tanner so you get even coverage and longer-lasting results. If you’re still choosing to lay out in the Florida sun, take a look at our recommended sunscreen products.


  1. Exfoliate. Use a washcloth to exfoliate the skin prior to applying a self-tanner. Using an exfoliating product also will help remove dead skin cells. Spend a little more time exfoliating where your skin is thickest — elbows, knees and ankles.
  2. Dry your skin. Drying your skin before you apply a self-tanner helps it go on evenly.
  3. Apply in sections. Apply the self-tanner in sections (such as the arms, then legs, followed by the torso). Massage the self-tanner into your skin in a circular motion.
  4. Wash your hands after each section. Yo...
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Florida: A tanning salon on every corner

There are more tanning facilities than McDonald’s restaurants in the state of Florida, according to recent research.

Investigators with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, noting that the Sunshine State has the second-highest incidence of melanoma in the United States, analyzed the number of tanning salons and types of services offered at the facilities.

For every 50 square miles in Florida, there are 1.16 tanning facilities, and there is one tanning salon for every 15,113 people. There are 1,261 tanning salons in the state, compared to 868 McDonald’s restaurants and 693 CVS pharmacies, researchers found. Bank of America ATMs were the only businesses that were more common, with 1,455, than tanning facilities.

A number of the tanning salons were located in residential bui...

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