Many ways can be done to beautify the appearance, ranging from clothing worn to shape the body, face and skin. The younger generation of today was hit by the trend tanning, or darken their skin to be more visible exotic. Though tanning is one of the main causes of disease melanoma and skin cancer.
As has been well known that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in Canada and around the world, because it occurs in 1 out of every 5 people. In the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers also say that women aged under 40 years who most often attacked by the worst form of skin cancer, namely melanoma, as a result of these trends.
“The young generation is hooked darkening of the skin with attractiveness, thanks to television shows and magazines that favor skin look darker. But in fact, there is no such thing as the process of darkening the skin healthy, “said Dr.. John Turner, a dermatologist at the Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket Ontario, Canada.
As reported by CBC News, there are 5 important facts from the Canadian Cancer Society you need to know to better understand and influence tanning with skin cancer.
There is no safe way to get a dark skin. According to WHO, tanning bed or tool that helps the skin darkens it can cause skin cancer.
Melanoma skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, but the deadliest occurred in youth aged 15-29 years.
The use of tanning beds before age 35 years may increase the risk of skin cancer by 75 percent.
UV rays from tanning beds can be five times stronger than the midday sun.
On-tanning skin is damaged skin. Although brownish color will fade, the damage will continue to exist on the skin.
In a study in the United States, the incidence of melanoma in women aged 15-39 years in the Minnesota area increased more than doubled between 1973 and 2004. As reported by Dr. Jerry Brewer of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, the case has increased from 5.5 percent per 100 thousand people in 1973 to 13.9 percent per 100 thousand people in 2004.
The researchers also concluded, “In addition to UV exposure in adults, the use of tanning beds and sunbathing activities carried children and young people can also contribute to the development of melanoma.”
“The behavior of these high-risk trend was more common among children and adolescents. Although public health education campaign has been designed to reduce behavior that leads to excessive UV exposure, children, adolescents, and adults still continue to do so, “they added.
So, even though tanning can make your skin become darker and look exotic, do not forget also to pay attention to the adverse effects that may occur later, especially associated with skin cancer.