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Skin Sin Series: Tanning


Not to boast, but I’m blessed with a natural tan, so thankfully I’ve never had to worry about incorporating a tanning salon in my beauty budget or marinating myself at the beach. Granted, a bronzed visage (and bod) is seemingly the most coveted skin tone, but personally I think an alabaster complexion is just as beautiful.

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If you happen to be one of millions who would give their right arm to swap skin with Eva Longoria, perhaps you’ve already attempted to achieve that golden glow. If so, hopefully you’ve opted for sunless tanners and avoided UV rays like the plague. If not, keep reading to get affectionately rebuked on this skin felony you’ve committed.

You’ve heard it a zillion times before and I’m going to preach it again—Ultraviolet radiation exposure can cause a wide array of serious ramifications, including melanoma and various other skin cancers, premature signs of aging, rough skin texture and age spots. Hopefully none of the above will be the case, but the more you bake, the greater the risk you take.

Here at Mario Badescu Skin Care, we have a penchant for preserving and promoting beautiful skin (obviously), one bottle of moisturizer at a time. In honor of abstaining from tanning, check out our range of products from sunless tanners to sun block.

Remember, daily use of sunscreen in conjunction with a proper skin care regimen can cover a multitude of skin sins, my friends.


Think you might be committing other skin sins? Are you neglecting to exfoliate? Are you washing your face with (gasp!) bar soap? Do you think you don’t need moisturizer? Find out why these are some of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to achieving beautiful, glowing skin.

Author: Lee Ann

I am a Licensed Esthetician and Freelance Professional Makeup Artist based in the Princeton, New Jersey area. My passions are all things beauty and I have an unhealthy obsession for anti-aging. When I'm not writing a plethora of articles, I enjoy indulging in shopping, music, fine dining and catching up on the latest celebrity gossip from the E channel to People Magazine. Email me if you have questions [email protected] Feel free to visit my Google+ page.


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