Truth About Tanning
tanning, for individuals who can develop a tan, is the
smartest way to maximize the potential benefits of sun
exposure while minimizing the potential risks associated
with either too much or too little sunlight.
is founded on the following tenets:
- The professional indoor
tanning industry promotes and teaches what we refer
to as The Golden Rule of Smart Tanning: Don't ever
indoor tanning industry has been more effective at
teaching sunburn prevention than those who promote
complete sun avoidance. Non-tanners sunburn more often
than people who tan indoors.
estimated 30 million North Americans patronize indoor
tanning facilities at some point during the year. Every
year, millions of indoor tanners successfully develop "base tans" before
embarking on sunny vacations - tans that, combined
with the proper use of sunscreen outdoors, help them
debate on this issue has completely lost the perspective
that there are known physiological and psychological
benefits associated with sunlight, that there are many
other potential benefits that need further research,
that the risks are manageable for anyone who has the
ability to develop a tan and that, for many people,
the benefits of sun exposure outweigh the risks associated
tan is the body's natural protection against sunburn.
Your skin is designed to tan as a natural body function,
and the body is designed to repair sun damage as a
professional indoor tanning salon industry is part
of the solution in the ongoing battle against sunburn
and in teaching people how to identify a proper and
practical life-long skin care regimen.
2002 the International Smart Tan Network