Isn't it Time to Put Pre-Prom Tanning to Bed?

I don’t know a mom or dad who doesn’t remember tanning before prom- or even just to feel some “sunshine” during a long New England winter....more

Best Self-Tanners

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How to Apply Self Tanner

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Tanning: Queue Song and Sing Along

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-da...more

Here Comes Skin Cancer *ahem* Summer

It’s that time of year again.  Spring has arrived!  At least at my house, losers!...more

Pale is not a dirty word: In other words, tans are not a prom necessity!

May is Melanoma Awareness Month.  It is also the month of Proms, which means glamour, hair, nails, dresses, shoes and handbags.   When in heavens name did tanned skin become part of the beauty ensemble??   ...more

I am Florida native with the skin of a pale Irish lass... After a lifetime of trying to look ...more


...It's disheartening, almost chilling to think that Filipinas (Filipino women) think that the end-all of being "perfectly beautiful" comes from the chemical ingredient called "glutathione." Never heard of it? Me neither until early this year when a friend of mine based in L.A....more

Taking a (tan)stand. My recovery from tanning.

My name is Megan and I’m a recovering tanorexic. The hardest part is admitting you have a problem, right? About a year ago, something monumental happened to me.  It didn’t involve moving, a boyfriend, my car falling apart, or any of the other usual suspects.  Nope, this time it was just me.  I was putting my makeup on, getting ready to go out for the night, when I spotted it....more

Vanity, Tanning Tax and Sam Champion: Three Reasons Tanning Trends Might Change

It was not a good month for the tanning business: A new tanning tax, a televised skin cancer removal, and a study have all made tanning look less and less appealing -- regardless of the pastiness of your skin. ...more

As I understand it, it only applies to tanning beds--not spray tans.

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