ALL NATURAL TANNING PRODUCTS
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INFORMATION THAT WE FEEL IS BENEFICIAL TO THOSE WHO USE TANNING OIL PRODUCTS
WHAT IS THE LANGERHANS CELL?
This cell is in the epidermis (top layer of skin) which
plays an important role in our immune system. In the
book, "The Skin Cancer Answer," the writer suggests that
scientists indicate that UV radiation damages this cell and
therefore causes a breakdown in the immune system that
contributes to the development of skin cancers. A few minutes of unprotected sun exposure can damage the Langerhans cells in ways that can last for weeks. In addition to damaging the immune system, a tan also directly attacks the collagen structure of the skin, weaking it, at the same time thickening the exterior of the skin, reducing the skin's elasticity (Source: clinical experimental dermatology and Journal of American Academy of Dermatology)
SKIN CANCER: Spot It and Stop It!
In addition to a yearly skin exam by a doctor,
self-examination of your skin every three months is the best
way to detect the early warning signs of basal cell
carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma,
the three main types of skin cancer. Here are some things to
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
When melanoma is detected at an early
stage and treated, it is usually curable. Some melanomas are
hidden - inconspicuously located on the body, covered by
clothing or even hair. Be alert to irregularities in shape,
edges, color and size. Those with fair skin, light hair and
eyes, moles and freckles, and a family history of the
disease are especially at risk. Those who vacation
burn or get intense sun exposure in spurts are also at risk. The American Academy of
Dermatologists suggest examining the ABCDs of skin changes:
Asymmetry: Most early melanomas are asymmetrical: a line
through the middle would not create matching halves. Common
moles are round and symmetrical.
Border: The borders of early melanomas are often uneven and
may have scalloped or notched edges. Common moles have
smoother, more even borders.
Color: Common moles usually are a single shade of brown.
Varied shades of brown, tan or black are often the first
sign of melanoma. As melanomas progress, the colors red,
white and blue may appear.
Diameter: Early melanomas tend to grow larger than common
moles - generally to at least the size of a pencil eraser.
To look for skin changes, first examine your head and face
by looking into a full length mirror and a hand mirror, both
reflecting a right light. Check hands, including
fingernails. In full-length mirror, examine elbows, arms and
underarms. Focus on your neck, chest, torso and check under
breasts. With back to the mirror, use a hand mirror to
inspect the back of your neck, shoulders, upper arms, back,
buttocks and legs. Sitting down, check legs and feet. Use a
hand mirror to examine genitals.
75 percent of
skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas. Basel and squamous
cell carcinoma appear to result from chronic sun exposure,
such as that of outdoor workers, and appear more in areas of
the face and hands. Squamous cell carcinomas are more
likely to metastasize or spread from the primary site to
other parts of the body. These again, are the most
curable. By following the suggestions above, you are
more often going to find it early. Allowing to go untreated,
they can lead to death.
melanoma accounts to 5 percent of all skin cancers. A
main factor is intense, intermittent exposure to the sun
such as that received by indoor workers who vacation in the
sun. 50 percent of these melanomas develop from
pigmented moles, particularly on the upper back and lower
legs. It is very curable when detected early, but later
there doesn't seem to be much hope for recover. It is
relatively resistant to treatments by drugs or radiation.
In fact, 2 to 3 percent of patients with metastasized
melanoma survive for five years.
Article on Skin Cancer came from Women's Health & Fitness by
arthor Laurie L. Dove; other materials came from various
publications and resources.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET A BURN?
When applying oils to burns, wait until the "heat" has gone
from the burn; vegetable oils applied to fresh burns can
make them feel hotter. Use our Tea Tree Ultra Relief first,
and then apply oils later in the week. Later, to prevent
scarring, use a lavender oil and vitamin E mix to the area
daily. You can also add Neroli and aloe vera gel.
SUN DAMAGED SKIN
Sun damage can occur at any age, but the effects on the
skin, especially premature wrinkling and pigmentation
problems, become most apparent as we grow older. Prevention
is the key. The most important measure to take is to limit
your exposure to the sun, which is thought to be accountable
for as much as 90 percent of skin aging. In fact, 70 percent
of sun damage occurs without our even trying - while we ride
our bike, walk our dogs, even drive our cars. These aging
rays are present during all day light hours and tend to make
us more susceptible to the shorter UVB rays that tan surface
skin. Research shows that sesame oil decreases the impact of
the sun's burning rays by about 30 percent. Olive, coconut
and peanut oils, along with aloe vera, block out a good 20
percent. Helichrysum essential oil also screens ultraviolet
rays (use a 2 percent dilution). The Xienta Institute for
Skin Research in Pennsylvania reports that vitamin E in a 5
percent dilution not only reduces burning, but retards cell
damage to underlying skin by decreasing oxidation.
Phytotherapist Paul Duraffourd points out the cleansing
virtues of carrot seed oil, as well as its positive effect
on abscesses, ulcers, and even on epithelial cancers. Carrot
seed oil can be used to treat cellular irregularities such
as moles. A study done in 1990 shows that caraway is
anti-carcinogenic when used topically. There is evidence
that the same is true for citrus oils (which also have
photosensitizing effects, so we are not recommending these
oils for this purpose until more is learned about them). For
a facial routine, follow the directions for dry skin.
Sun-damaged skin also benefits from many of the suggestions
for mature skin. - information came from the book, "The
complete guide to aromatherapy." We have the items that are
suggested for use.