New Yale study reveals if you tan in a tanning bed, you have a 69% increased chance of skin cancer!

I think every one of us already knows how bad tanning beds really are, yet even in my circle of friends I still know women who use them! We know they have been linked to an increased risk of the deadliest type of skin cancer, and a new study by Yale reveals they ALSO raise the odds of developing the most common forms of skin cancer.

Scientists at the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut found that young people who tanned on the indoor beds had a 69 per cent increased chance of suffering from early-onset basal cell carcinoma (BCC).

“Indoor tanning was strikingly common in our study of young skin cancer patients, especially in the women, which may partially explain why 70 per cent of early-onset BCCs are in females,” Susan T. Mayne, the senior author of the study and a professor at the School of Public Health, said in a statement.

The findings, which are reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, support earlier research from the University of Minnesota, where scientists discovered that people who used tanning beds, regardless of the type or for how long, were 74 per cent more likely to develop melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.

Mayne and her colleagues interviewed 750 people younger than 40 years old. They analyzed the type of tanning beds used, for how long and how often, any burns that resulted and the age when the beds were first used.

They noted that the risks increased with the number of years the tanning beds had been used.

“We were also surprised to find that one-third of our study participants with BCC had already had at least one additional BCC before age 40, which is very alarming as skin cancers increase in frequency in age,” Mayne added.

About 30 million people in the United State use indoor tanning beds, which the World Health Organization classifies as a human carcinogen. In the United States tanning beds are considered a medical device.

Medical experts in the United States have called for stronger regulations on the use of tanning beds.

Cases of melanoma have been rising for the past three decades. Although it only accounts for about for five per cent of skin cancer cases it causes the majority of death from the disease. About 70,230 new cases will be diagnosed this year, according to the American Cancer Society.

Cases of basal cell cancers are also on the rise but they are likely to be cured if detected and treated early.

“Importantly, indoor tanning is a behavior that individuals can change,” said Leah M. Ferrucci, a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale School of Public Health and a co-author of the research.

“In conjunction with the findings on melanoma, our results for BCC indicate that reducing indoor tanning could translate to a meaningful reduction in the incidence of these two types of skin cancer,” she added.

So I gotta ask…. do you use a tanning bed? If so – what would it take to convince you NOT to use one? Why is a tanning bed worth the risk?

Speak up in the comments below!

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Get the Look: Reese Witherspoon as Marlena in “Water for Elephants”

Water for Elephants, the compelling love story that hit the big screen in April, is now available on DVD and Blue-ray. To celebrate the November release, Avon teamed up with Celebrity Makeup Artist, Robin Fredrikz, who worked on Reese Witherspoon’s look for the lead role of Marlena. Using Avon favorites, Fredrikz recreated the timeless day and night time looks as seen in the film.

For both looks, Frederikz accentuated the eyes using shadows in warm and romantic hues, then lined eyes with black liner, and finished with multiple coats of lush black mascara to give the appearance of false lashes, as this was a key part of the look for Reese’s character. The daytime look was given a natural peachy lip whereas the night time lip was finished with a red gloss.

DAY 

Eyes:

  • True Color Eyeshadow Quad ($9) in: MochaLatte
  • Glimmerstick Eye Liner in Blackest Black ($7)
  • SuperExtend Mascara ($9)

Face:

  • Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid Foundation ($11)
  • True Color Blush ($8)
Lips: 
  • SuperSHOCK Liquid Lip Shine SPF 15 in Popsicle ($8) ·

 

NIGHT

Eyes:

  • Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad ($9) in: Mocha Latte Romantic Mauves, Blushing Raisins, Vibrant Spice Earth Tones
  • Glimmerstick Eye Liner in Blackest Black ($7)
  • SuperExtend Mascara ($9)
  • Jillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Eye Smokifier ($8)

Lips: 

  •  EverLasting Lipstick in Eternal Flame ($7)
  • SuperSHOCK Liquid Lip Shine in Red Radiance ($8)

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The gift of an easier shave for your man.

My hubby had a chance to be the MakeHerUp guinea pig and try the ShaveWell mirror.  I can tell you he loves it, he had never shaved in the shower before and finds it so much easier to get a smooth shave. The mirror is lightweight and comes with a hook ready to hang in the shower. It really is fog-free it has been in our shower for a few weeks and is still clear as a bell. 

A great and affordable gift for any man in your life. Or heck get one for yourself and you can say your daily affirmations while you shower, I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and gosh darnit people like me.

 

~ Top Three Reasons Men Should Shave in the Shower ~

Fact: Men who shave in the shower get a closer, smoother and more comfortable shave every time – and it is recommended by dermatologists. Here are three key reasons why it’s truly the better way:

1) Better for your skin – Steam from a hot shower moisturizes the face, allowing pores to open and hair to expand and soften.

2) Closer shave – When hair is hot and wet, its strength is reduced by over 70%, allowing a razor’s edge to cut hair follicles closer to the skin’s surface without leaving irritating razor burn or cuts. Not only closer, but less irritating and moisturizing!

3) Fast & Easy clean up – All those tiny hairs and fuss is washed away with the shaving cream and soapsuds, leaving sparkly clean chops for loved ones to kiss and snuggle up to. Saving time without sacrificing a smooth face – who wouldn’t want that!

Yet, 50% of men say they do not shave in the shower or have never tried. Why, you ask? Other than “that’s the way I’ve always done it” or “that’s the way my Dad taught me”, the lack of a reliably fog free shaving mirror was the primary response.

 

The Shave Well Company commissioned an independent consumer research survey of 154 men between 18-55 years of age who shave with a razor. The goal was understand men’s shaving preferences and from that design the ultimate fog-free mirror for shaving in the shower. The resulting mirror has a long lasting fog-free reflection that makes shaving simple, easy and more comfortable.

With many products on the market, the Shave Well shower mirror offers an affordable alternative and is uniquely designed to be truly fog free. Before shaving simply run the mirror under the shower for a couple seconds to warm it up and then re-hang on the hook. Wa-la, a truly fog-free shave option. . . . and, he can even start admiring his new sleek look before reaching for his towel.

The Shave Well Mirror is manufactured by The Cumberland Companies LLC and is the #1 selling shave mirror on amazon.com. More info. at www.theshavewellcompany.com.

Disclosure: MHU was sent a sample of this product to review, all opinions are 100% our own.


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