Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Spray Tanning: Good Or Bad?
Dermatologists often advocate self-tanners and spray tans as a healthy alternative to excessive sun exposure and commercial tanning beds. "Avoiding the harmful effects of UV radiation goes a long way," says Dr. Adam Mamelak, Mohs surgeon at Sanova Dermatology. "Spray-on tans can provide a bronzed look without the damage and risk of skin cancer that's associated with tanning." But new reports highlight the fact that the chemicals used in spray tans is for external use only. The concern, is you might inhale it. "For casual users, this is likely not a problem," explains Dr. Mamelak, "but more research is needed to determine the effects of spray tans if the agents are inhaled accidentally."