Sunless Tanning US Teenagers – Overexposed To Sunlight

Sunless Tanning US Teenagers – Overexposed To Sunlight – According to a new study, American teenagers that use sunless tanning products are more likely to have overexposure to sunlight and artificial UV rays, such as tanning beds. There are about one in 10 U.S. teenagers that use sunless tanning products.

The study looked into the usage of sunless tanning lotions and sprays, and discovered that 10.8 percent of 1,600 adolescents aged 11 to 18 used or had tried the products in the past year. Not surprisingly, those with the most usage were older and female, and also usually had a parent or caregiver that used the products as well.

Those whose used sunless tanning products were more likely to note that a tanned appearance was more desirable.

Another study recently conducted found that out of adult women who used sunless tanning products, they were less likely to have harmful damage from overexposure to the sun, prompting the response that teenagers need to be more highly educated about the issue of skin cancer and melanoma.

Sunless tanning products usually work because they contain a chemical known as dihydroxyacetone. This chemical combines with the amino acids in the skin and produces a tanned appearance.

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