are you kidding me (here is the headline from the scheduler of the msc..."Healthy Glow for the Winter Months on us! Tanning Shops!"

take out the word "healthy" and that's more like it. after subjecting oneself to the rays of a tanning bed you will definitely "Glow" from the radiation that has been unleashed upon your unsuspecting body?

thoughts????

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Ask your dermatologist and you will learn that there is no such thing as a healthy tan. Maybe you can follow this up with one of those medical mystery shops, but the damage will be done.

Shopping Southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware above the canal, and southwestern NJ since 2008
When I was diagnosed with a Vitamin D deficiency, my doctor told me to try to get 15 minutes a day of sunlight. So sunlight can be healthy.
Ummm.... No thanks. I like my healthy, unwrinkled, untanned skin. And I'd like to keep it that way.

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15 minutes of sunlight is far less exposure to UV than what you get in a session in a tanning salon. I never said that sunlight in moderation was unhealthy, just that a suntan (let alone sunburn) is unhealthy.
@Sybil2 wrote:

When I was diagnosed with a Vitamin D deficiency, my doctor told me to try to get 15 minutes a day of sunlight. So sunlight can be healthy.

Shopping Southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware above the canal, and southwestern NJ since 2008
Getting 15 minutes of sunshine per day is a whole lot different than parking yourself in a tanning bed or laying on the beach for hours.

I learn something new every day, but not everyday!
I've learned to never trust spell-check or my phone's auto-fill feature.
I saw this one too and laughed. The pay is not enough to cover my future cancer treatments.
If it's the Palm Beach Tan shops, you can get a spray tan. I've tried those in the past, but they don't pay a fee, just the reimbursement, and a recorded phone call is required.
I actually had a basal cell carcinoma (very mild form of skin cancer). When I had it removed, the doctor told me that it was likely from my HOURS of sun exposure in Florida where I grew up. I had horses, I swam, skiied, fished, and scuba dived. I didn't wear much sunscreen when I was very young. I darned sure do now. My sister just had many, many skin cancers and moles removed from her frequent use of the tanning bed. Tanning beds are WAY worse than natural sunlight. A Harvard Health Publication Medical School article states the following about tanning beds: "the UVA radiation is up to three times more intense than the UVA in natural sunlight." The same article states the following: "In 2002, a National Cancer Institute study found that use of an indoor tanning device was associated with a 50% increase in the risk of basal cell carcinoma and a more than 100% increase in the risk of squamous cell carcinoma." But it's true that most people need a little bit of sun because your body can't manufacture vitamin D without it and that's really important for calcium absorption so that we women don't get osteporosis. It's just important to remember to wear sunscreen.

Dare Wright, does the spray tan stain clothing? How long does it last?
Funny how some people are complaining about the cancerous-causing tanning beds but they will eat the artery-clogging leading to heart disease McDonald's shops. Just amusing.
I do know that people say you don't have to eat the food and just take a bite to evaluate the taste and temperature. I can't do that, personally. I don't like fried potatoes unless I make them myself from thinly sliced potatoes fried in peanut or canola oil, that way I know that the oil is fresh and not reused over and over again. Plus, what kind of oil is it? FF fries usually taste like cardboard (to me). I think their burger meat is disgusting, too, so even the thought of eating a bite is abhorrent. If the shops allowed more variation on what you can order I would consider it, because I have heard that their salads are pretty good. I'm not knocking those of you who do eat there, to each their own, some people think their food tastes good. I liked it okay when I was a kid. And that's not to say I don't eat my share of homecooked artery clogging meals, lol. I love lobster and butter, and give me a big, thick juicy delmonico steak and a baked potato with lots of sour cream and butter! Or shrimp and vegetables in a rich, heavy cream sauce with linguine and aged Romano cheese. And really good Havarti or Gouda cheese with a nice dry wine, sigh. I could go on...
Remember, a glass of nice red wine helps counteract the bad effects of some of that artery-clogging food! winking smiley

Even my kids won't eat at McDonald's anymore....

I learn something new every day, but not everyday!
I've learned to never trust spell-check or my phone's auto-fill feature.
@BirdyC wrote:

Remember, a glass of nice red wine helps counteract the bad effects of some of that artery-clogging food! winking smiley

Even my kids won't eat at McDonald's anymore....

Perhaps if you took some red wine along in their sippy cups they would enjoy it. lol
(Disclaimer..I am not sending a serious reply in case you cannot figure that out on your own. Just could not resist the joke.)
Got a spray tan on one of these shops just before a trip to the carribean. It looked great, but smelled bad. I doubt I'd do it again.

Kona Kathie
Well sandy, on a serious note, we actually did let our kids have a few sips of wine here and there when we had special occasion family dinners at home. None of them are big drinkers now as adults but they all enjoy a little red wine from time to time.
There is NO Such Thing as a “Safe Tan” Tanned skin is a result of damage to skin cells. Research suggests that the cumulative damage to skin cells can lead to wrinkles, age spots, premature aging and skin cancer. Tanning is so dangerous that several countries, including Brazil, have made it completely illegal.

I had something removed from my face that was suspicious and that was enough for me.... I don't go out in the sun much. tongue sticking out smiley
@JASFLALMT wrote:

Well sandy, on a serious note, we actually did let our kids have a few sips of wine here and there when we had special occasion family dinners at home. None of them are big drinkers now as adults but they all enjoy a little red wine from time to time.

And, seriously, red wine in moderation has been proven to be good for you!

I'm of Italian descent, and it's customary for the young ones to be allowed wine on holidays and at special dinners. Both of my kids (13 & 19--too old for sippy cups!) are allowed a glass of wine with dinner on Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc. In many European cultures, wine doesn't have the enticing lure of the forbidden, and neither kid has any desire to drink as "recreation."

I learn something new every day, but not everyday!
I've learned to never trust spell-check or my phone's auto-fill feature.
The spray tan lasted about a week and it cost around $45. It did not stain my clothes, it was clear when it was sprayed on. I do recall it smelled the first day (they use beets in the coloring) but after I showered I was fine. I wouldn't do it on a regular basis, but if I had a special occasion like a wedding I might consider it.
I use tanning beds to get base tan before vacations. It works for me. No side effects. Everything in moderation. Not like doing unlimited deals & tanning everyday.
As someone who browns quickly and through sunscreen, I'm not sure I like the assertion you have to be pale to look healthywinking smiley

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@JASFLALMT wrote:

Kathie, what did it smell like?

Smells like chemicals, a little bit like hair dye. Yes, even the clear ones get dye on your clothes (sheets, underwear, etc). Wear black. If you aren't careful, you will have orange palms and orange soles.
I love me a good spray tan before a trip to South Beach. I had a membership and got one every 2-3 weeks for years (spray tan, not a bed tan.)

There's a local place that had a sign on the door, "If you can't tone it, tan it."

I agree with OP. Tanning beds give you cancer. So do cigarettes. Go figure. The "healthy glow" title is up there with the "free pizza" title.
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