Flint, MI (PressExposure) May 29, 2009 -- With skin cancer being the most common form of cancer in the United States, and one in every five Americans developing skin cancer, the need for finding alternative ways to look tanned and radiant grows.
May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Flint resident and Consultant with Sensaria Natural Body care, Lisa Robbin Young is letting the community know there are ways to get a summer glow without putting yourself at risk.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by exposure of the sun. Young says there are different options people can employe with cosmetics to obtain the glow of a tan - without excessive sun exposure.
"During the summer, that healthy glow gives us a look of vibrance, vitality and being in general good health. There are ways to achieve that gorgeous glow without baking in the sun," Young said. "Tanning alternatives are increasing in popularity, which shows that people are moving towards a more healthy, safe way to get that golden glow."
Young suggests the following tanning alternatives for an all-day glow:
* Start with s Sunscreen - Products like the Sensaria Daily Sun Protection are a great basic sunscreen suitable for all skin types. "It's an everyday protection that is even more important on hazy summer days, Young said. "When Ultraviolet rays are still in full force even though the sun may be hiding behind the clouds."Look for a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. "UVA are the aging rays. UVB are the burning ones" Young indicated.
* Self Tanners - For a beautiful, sunless bronzed look, these easy-to-use products are perfect for the beach, poolside bar and sunset parties. Smooth and blend onto bare skin for a slimmer, more toned appearance and a sheer, golden glow. "Be sure to exfoliate before applying self tanning products." Young said. "It allows the product to be applied more evenly on fresh skin." The Sensaria Raydiance Self-Tanner is a fast-acting, moisture rich lotion with antioxidants.
* Brush on Bronzer - Create a sizzling, safe, sun-kissed look that suits all skin tones 24/7. Blend your favorite bronzer the face, neck and dÃ©colletage, for a shimmering glow. "Apply to the outer edge of your face to get a glow like J-Lo's." Young suggests.
"It is important to protect your skin from the ravages of the sun and the heat," Young said. "Bronzers are designed to give you that glow and shimmer, without risking the health of your skin. From the poolside to backyard picnics, you will feel your best at all times with cosmetics designed just for you."