Kate Sandoval, SELF magazine
Recently, we posted about the news that spray tanning could be harmful to your health, along with tips on how you can stay safe while you spray. Soon after, dermatologists started weighing in.
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One of our go-to derms, Dr. Neal Schultz, M.D., sent us an email about the topic, saying "...the fact is that DHA in the current form has been applied as a sunless tanner for over 30 years and there are no clusters of self tanner-induced skin cancers or reports of any association clinically of self tanners causing skin cancer..."
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On the other hand, we know that tanning beds increase your risk of melanoma and the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that there will be over 100,000 cases of melanoma this year.
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Bottom line: "A sunless tanner is much, much safer than any ultraviolet-induced tan," writes Dr. Schultz.
If you want to hear more about what Dr. Schultz has to say on this topic, watch here!
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