Want your winter skin to look more radiant?

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Do not visit a tanning salon for a winter pick-me-up.  Tanning beds are bad news.  The beds use bulbs that produce mostly UVA light– a type of radiation that encourages pigment production by damaging skin’s deeper layers.  UVA exposure sharply increases the risk of melanoma (a deadly form of skin cancer).  Did you know that the World Health Organization classified tanning beds as human carcinogens?

Instead, consider using a gentle body scrub or exfoliator.  This will eliminate flakiness and will allow the skin to absorb lotion easier.   A thick lotion, called an emollient, can also help your skin look smoother.   Self-tanning lotion or spray is a safe option.

Hope this helps.

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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