August 10, 2012
Do you envy the look of sun-kissed tanned skin so much that you're willing to go to any lengths necessary in order to claim it for your own? While makeup products like Bliss A Tan For All Seasons can give you an unbelievable head-to-toe glow throughout the year, you may consider resorting to riskier devices like tanning beds to achieve your full-body bronze.
But according to new research conducted by the International Prevention Research Institute in France and the European Institute of Oncology in Italy, tanning beds can be completely hazardous to one's health. In Europe alone, tanning beds have been directly linked to more than 3,000 new melanoma cases each year.
Researchers analyzed more than 11,000 cases between 1981 and 2012. They found that tanning bed users are 20 percent more likely to develop skin cancer than those who never use them. For men and women under 35 who use tanning beds, this percentage more than doubles!
This astonishing new research sheds light on a dangerous trend and highlights how bad UV exposure can be on your skin. Next time you want a radiant glow, ditch the tanning bed and go for Bliss products that can help you achieve the supple brown tint you so desire.