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News Archive for January, 2012

The Trouble with ‘Sun Scare’

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Since coining the term “sun scare” in 1996, Smart Tan has talked a lot about the anti-tanning lobby’s penchant for distorting the truth about UV light. I was recently asked to better explain that. Here is what I said:

“Sun …

January’s Member of the Month Canada

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Jonelle Easter and Brad Jacques, co-owners of du soleil Tanning Studios, over-see two locations in Ontario. The pair’s careful consideration of demand in the outskirts of Ottawa has produced positive results for the salon since its inception.

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Natural Vitamin D Levels 46 ng/ml: Study

Monday, January 30th, 2012

A first-of-its-kind study of vitamin D levels among those whose outdoor lifestyles give us the best clues of what is natural for humans supports the contention that regular tanners have natural vitamin D levels and non-tanners are falling far short.…

Salons Report January Increases

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Nearly half of all tanning businesses say they have been busier this January than they were the same month a year ago, according to a poll conducted this week.

According to the poll, 49 percent of salons say their …

Understanding the Base Tan

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

One thing that critics of the indoor tanning industry either don’t understand or refused to admit is the reality that base tans acquired in a non-burning fashion at a professional tanning facility help to prevent sunburn.

It’s surprising. That is …

Study Reveals Anti-Sun Backlash

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

A study led by New Zealand epidemiologists suggests that dermatology-led efforts to scare young people about skin cancer may actually be causing a decline in skin cancer awareness in older people who are, by far, the most likely to get …

Why The Derm Message Is Failing

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

A study in the February issue of Pediatrics reports that the number of children who say they “often or always” use sunscreen has decreased in the last three years — a statistic that is being interpreted by the dermatology and …

Pauly D on The Tonight Show

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

On Jan. 10, Pauly D made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. During his interview, Pauly talked about an early career as a used car salesman, the new season of “Jersey Shore” and his new sunless tanning …