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Preparing For the Big Day
Everyone -- guests and those who will be in the public eye -- wants their skin to look its best on their big day. Here are some simple tips you can follow to help avoid skin problems on your special day:
The dangers of early sunbed use
The preoccupation of teens to acquire an image or look often leads to a tendency to ignore the warnings of intensified UV radiation damage to the skin from sunbeds.
The Effects of Ultraviolet Light
The skin has evolved to protect us from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light. Sunscreens were first developed to prevent sunburns by blocking UVB; they allowed us to prolong our time in the sun, but that resulted in increased exposure to UVA. Modern sunscreens attempt to block the whole spectrum of UV light, so are called broad spectrum. Not all so-called broad spectrum sunscreens protect skin from the whole range of UVA.
The truth about sunbeds ...
For those of you using indoor tanning beds, beware that artificial sunlight can be as damaging to your skin and eyes as the real thing. In fact, artificial UV rays from tanning beds and sunlamps can be as much as 20 times stronger than natural sunlight.