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Tannable Twos - SkinCancer.org

Tannable Twos - SkinCancer.org | Practice Safe Sun | Scoop.it

Although sunscreen use rose significantly in the second year, 54 percent of children became sunburned or tanned in the second summer, versus 22 percent in the first. The researchers concluded that effective sun protection declines, and skin damage starts, much earlier than they had expected. Why this disturbing trend?

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The Myths of Daily Sunscreen

The Myths of Daily Sunscreen | Practice Safe Sun | Scoop.it
Few People Apply It the Right Way, New Labels Try to Help; a Shot Glass of Protection in the Morning...

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Skin Cancer In Teens On The Rise, We Can Thank Tanning Beds

Skin Cancer In Teens On The Rise, We Can Thank Tanning Beds | Practice Safe Sun | Scoop.it
Bronzed skin is all the rage is many parts of the United States and while many teenagers find in necessary to keep up with that fashion statement its leading to more cases of teenage skin cancer in young adults.

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The mystery of men and sunscreen [ABC News Audio]

The mystery of men and sunscreen [ABC News Audio] | Practice Safe Sun | Scoop.it
Why don't men like putting on sunscreen? Is it as simple as our caller John put it?
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How to better protect darker skin

How to better protect darker skin | Practice Safe Sun | Scoop.it

"A lot of people of color don't know that, they think because we have darker complexions than Caucasian patients, that we don't have to wear sunscreen, but we can get skin cancer like anyone else."

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Only 1 in 4 Young Teens Uses Sunscreen Regularly, Study Finds: MedlinePlus

Only 1 in 4 Young Teens Uses Sunscreen Regularly, Study Finds: MedlinePlus | Practice Safe Sun | Scoop.it
Only 1 in 4 Young Teens Uses Sunscreen Regularly, Study Finds...

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Dark side of tanning [Video]

The birth of melanoma. If you don't practice safe sun now, you will after watching this.

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Dr. Oz Is Wrong On This One | The Dermatology Blog

Recently he made a mistake. He recommended using tanning beds for their health benefits.

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Obsession with tanning fades as worries about UV  protection heat up

Obsession with tanning fades as worries about UV  protection heat up | Practice Safe Sun | Scoop.it
A new study has revealed Western women are beginning to adopt an Asian attitude to tanning, with consumers’ preoccupation with UV protection dominating skin care launches in 2011.

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Beyond the pale: Website offers a look at the world's most terrible tans

Beyond the pale: Website offers a look at the world's most terrible tans | Practice Safe Sun | Scoop.it
Website PaleIsTheNewTan.com has dedicated its pages to lampooning the culture of sun worshippers and sun block abusers across the globe.

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Tanned models cop a spray before L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival

Tanned models cop a spray before L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival | Practice Safe Sun | Scoop.it
SUNBED tans are officially out of fashion.

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Katy Perry On Never Tanning & Her Strict Skincare Regime

Katy Perry On Never Tanning & Her Strict Skincare Regime | Practice Safe Sun | Scoop.it
In the March issue of 'Glamour' magazine Katy calls out girls who say they wake up looking gorgeous and reveals what it really takes to keep her skin looki...

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ASK THE EXPERT: How much sunscreen should I be using on my face and body? - SkinCancer.org

ASK THE EXPERT: How much sunscreen should I be using on my face and body? - SkinCancer.org | Practice Safe Sun | Scoop.it

Great sunscreen advice from Dr. Elizabeth Hale.

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Check Out Sunscreen Guide Now Online

Check Out Sunscreen Guide Now Online | Practice Safe Sun | Scoop.it
A new source for information from Dermatologist Steven Wang.

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STUDY: Adolescents more likely to ignore sun protection as they age

STUDY: Adolescents more likely to ignore sun protection as they age | Practice Safe Sun | Scoop.it
Positive sun behaviors may decrease and tan-seeking behaviors increase as a child goes through adolescence, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

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This is just so dangerous (and frustrating). Sadly, it seems the increase risk of skin cancer isn't deterring enough. Perhaps I should show them pictures of what they'll look like after 15 years of not practicing safe sun - very wrinkly, saggy, and full of age spots. Let's be objective here. If you look at beauty perception studies, they support even skin tone - not darker or lighter, but uniform and luminous. You don't need a tan to look better. You need healthy skin.

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Slip, slop slap message starts with parents

Slip, slop slap message starts with parents | Practice Safe Sun | Scoop.it

A survey of more than 1000 Australian parents found children are 16 times more likely to use sunscreen if their parents do.

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