Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Does it really matter if I tan...??

Tanning is skin cells in trauma!

I recently visited Australia, and saw this ad campaign on the local TV station. It was developed by the New South Wales Government, and can be seen on their website: www.darksideoftanning.com.au Watching this ad, it had a profound effect on me.... and I hope it brings the same realization to you....

If you think tanning gives you a healthy glow, think again. Here's a reminder of some hard-hitting facts.

  • Tanning is skin cells in trauma, trying to protect themselves from cancer.

  • One damaged skin cell can start a melanoma growing.

  • A melanoma need only be 1mm deep to spread to other parts of the body.
The good news is there are simple ways to reduce your risk of skin cancer by protecting your skin from damaging ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and checking your body regularly for changes in moles.

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