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SOS SAVE OUR SKIN – Ban Tanning Beds!

Posted by 05.11.10

Did you know that tanning beds are actually more harmful than regular UV rays?
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) (part of the World Health Organization) recommended that tanning beds be added to the highest cancer risk category – “carcinogenic to humans.”  They based their decision on recent research published in The Lancet Oncology that found that one burn in a tanning bed equals 10 to 12 sunburns, and people who use tanning beds before the age of 30 increase their risk for melanoma by 75%. Shockingly, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, 26% of young Americans are still using tanning beds to get a dangerous dose of color.


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Date: 04.05.09



LOREAL ADVANCED REVITALIFT UV WITH MEXORYL SX DAILY MOISTURIZING CREAM SPF 15 – This is a new addition to the Revitalift UV family that contains Mexoryl SX (also called ecamsule), one of the best sun protection technology on the market because it protects against short wave UV rays and is known to be very stable.  The lifting and firming moisturizer is pretty good, not too rich, and comes in a pump bottle to keep it fresh. If you do not spend too much time outside in the midday sun, this product with SPF15 is probably enough protection for you.  If you need higher protection, check out some of the other Loreal brands with Mexoryl, such as La Roche Posay Anthelios and also Lancome.

FINAL VERDICT – BOB (BEAUTY ON A BUDGET) –  If you care about your skin and want to keep it looking young, this is a great daily anti-aging moisturizer for about $15-18. You get a lot for your money and at this price, you can reapply during the day to stay on top of the sun’s rays.


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