Archive for Category 'Tanning'

May 13th 2010 · Tanning Oil Is Not Sunscreen!(4)

Tanning oil is not sunscreen (even if it contains SPF), and it does not offer sun protection! Tanning lotion is just as bad! I know most of you are sarcastically thinking “you’re kidding” but I am convinced a lot of people think an SPF 4 tanning oil is actually good for their skin. Last week I spent a few hours at a […]

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March 29th 2010 · Are Self Tanners Bad For Skin?(9)

It’s a fact that excessive sun tanning is bad for your skin and health, but self tanners are the perfect, completely safe alternative, aren’t they? Maybe not. Why does everything good have to be bad for you??? I guess self tanners aren’t that great since they smell bad, they’re hard to apply, and they can turn you orange […]

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March 23rd 2010 · The Tanning Tax(6)

When the new Healthcare Reform goes into effect, it appears there will be a new “tan tax” – a 10% tax for using tanning beds at tanning salons. According to the WSJ, this tax can bring in 2.7 billion over 10 years to help with healthcare costs! Awesome! Personally I think this is great, and it […]

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June 11th 2008 · L’Oreal Sublime Bronze ProPerfect Airbrush(9)

Now instead of having to go to the tanning salon to get a spray tan, you can do it in the comfort of your own home! L’Oreal Sublime Bronze ProPerfect Airbrush I’ve never gotten a tan-in-a-can before, so using this product was new for me. According to the directions, you are supposed to spray the product continuously […]

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March 12th 2008 · Self-Tanner Moisturizers(9)

Recently I’ve started using self-tanners daily on my face once again. I don’t like to look overly tan, so I generally use self-tanners that do double-duty as moisturizers, so that I get a subtle look. Currently I use: L’Oreal Sublime Glow, Daily Moisturizer For Face and Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Face These are good products because they […]

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March 3rd 2008 · Go With Your Own GlowComments Off on Go With Your Own Glow

The Skin Cancer Foundation website has a cute new video about the history of tanning, and how sunscreen is a necessity for our health and beauty. The video talks about how professional models never tan, and that women at the Oscars this year were all pale and lovely. Actually I totally forgot to tune into […]

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September 11th 2007 · Vitamin D And Sun Exposure(8)

I constantly hear about Vitamin D nowadays, and it seems like the vitamin du jour to talk about on the news, and in books and magazines. Remember several years ago when Vitamin E was all the rage? In the August 2007 issue of Elle magazine, I was fascinated by an article about Vitamin D, since […]

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August 23rd 2007 · Anchorwoman Too Tan For TV(5)

So I watched that new Fox reality show “Anchorwoman” last night. I didn’t think it was the worst thing in the world, and I was mildly entertained. But I kept getting confused because the star of the show, Lauren Jones, looked like she was in her late 30s, and if the whole premise of the […]

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August 14th 2007 · UV Index(3)

The UV Index is the measurement of the ultraviolet rays that are hitting the Earth, and it’s a guide to let you know the sun’s intensity on a particular day. If you go to the EPA Sunwise site, you can enter in your zip code or city, and it will give you your city’s reading. […]

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August 7th 2007 · The Best Sunscreen and Sunblock(104)

Since I don’t want to pre-maturely age my skin or get skin cancer, I’m obsessed with sunscreen! I use the term sunscreen and sunblock interchangeably, since the distinction between the two words seems to be gone. I have tried countless sunscreens, and have found that most of them work well as far as keeping me […]

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