Tanning Beds?

  Now that summer has come to an end, many of you may be thinking about using a tanning bed to keep your summer glow.  Consider using a self-tanner instead!

Melanoma is increasing faster than any other type of cancer in the United States, and a large portion of this increase is among young women. One factor may be that 1 million Americans visit tanning salons every day, primarily female teens and women ages 16-30.

Exfoliate first! Use a loofa or a scrub. The Eminence ones are expensive, but organic and very nice.  Eminence Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub.

My favorite self-tanners are from Sun Laboratories.

See Dr. Irwin’s new article on the Aging Face by Decade.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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