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Might Want To Rethink That Tanning Salon Visit, Skin Cancer Rates Are Up!

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Is having a tan of Jersey Shore-like-proportions THAT important, people???

Back in December, we reported about a study which revealed that despite most Americans being aware of the health risks associated with indoor tanning, 18% of women and 6% of men had gone tanning AT LEAST once in the previous year.

At the time, we were recommending moderation, but according to new studies, it may not be a good idea to go tanning AT ALL.

Experts are now warning that malignant melanoma rates "have TRIPLED in 30 years among Brits aged 15 to 34," and they're claiming that more than 2 new cases of skin cancer get diagnosed daily in the UK due to tanning bed usage.

According to a campaign manager from Cancer Research UK's Sunsmart campaign, tanning bed usage "before the age of 35 can increase your risk of melanoma by 75 percent" and "young women are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed as men."

While it sounds like this is a serious issue in the UK, we're sure it's just as bad, if not worse, here in the US.

…MIGHT want to rethink visiting those tanning salons EVEN in moderation. Is it really worth the risk???

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Gisele Calls Sunscreen "Poison", Outrage Ensues

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Don't expect Gisele Bundchen to appear in Marc Jacobs' "Proctect The Skin You're In" campaign because she refuses to use sunscreen with synthetic ingredients.

The supermodel said at the launch of her organic skincare line Sejaa: "I cannot put this poison on my skin. I do not use anything synthetic."

And surprise, surprise! Faster than you could say 'skin cancer', dermatologists leaped at the opportunity to condemn the supermodel's comment.

The head of Brazil's National Cancer Institute argued:

"Sunscreen prevents damage to the skin and is of fundamental importance for the prevention of cancer. This is not any poison, when a public person makes a statement like this, it creates confusion."

We have a feeling there's more to what Gisele had to say since her skincare line uses natural ingredients.

Besides, she's a model! Why would she want to damage her beautiful money making skin?

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