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News Archive for December, 2011

Top Stories of 2011:
Optimism Still Rules Tanning Market

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Faced with a tepid economy, changing business conditions, Sun Scare marketing and myriad other challenges, the tanning market continued to show its resilience and character in 2011, with an overwhelming number of tanning business leaders continuing to remain optimistic about

Top Stories of 2011:
Consumer Group Exposes Sunscreen Myths

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

The non-profit Environmental Working Group in 2011 reminded everyone again that sun avoidance has its own health risks and that daily sunscreen usage has never been proven to be without risks, as chemical sunscreen products do penetrate into the body.

Top Stories of 2011:
Sunbed Saves Salon Owner in Tornado

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

April 27, 2011: A Georgia salon owner — who had only been open for business for three weeks — found safety by hiding with her two daughters inside a closed sunbed as a killer tornado ripped apart the rest …

Sunny ‘D’ Works Better: Holick

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

“When you ingest vitamin D, only about 60 percent of it sticks to vitamin D-binding protein, but when you make vitamin D in your skin, 100 percent binds to the protein.” — Dr. Michael F. Holick, vitamin D research pioneer …

Quote of the Weak:
Derm Leader Wrong On ‘D’ Math

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

“Most people can get their daily fill of vitamin D by drinking a cup of milk and eating a 3-ounce serving of salmon.” — Dr. Susan Y Chon, dermatologist at the MD Anderson Cancer Canter at the University of Texas, …

U.S. Derms Refer 900,000 To Sunbeds: Survey

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

An International Smart Tan Network survey of 6,881 indoor tanning clients revealed that 11 percent of tanning clients say a doctor referred them to a tanning salon for therapeutic reasons and that 28 percent of those referring physicians were dermatologists. …

Snooki Visits Texas Salon

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi made a salon appearance at IBeach Tan in Lewisville, Texas, Dec. 16 to celebrate her new tanning collection with Supre Tan. The first 100 customers who purchased Snooki by Nicole Polizzi indoor tanning lotion were able to …

Sunless Users Still Seek Sun: Study

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Nearly two-thirds of sunless tanning product users continue to tan in the sun or use indoor tanning services just as often after beginning usage of sunless tanning products, according to an Emory University study published this week in the Archives …