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New Study Demonstrates Need for Tailored Vitamin D Recommendations based on Several Factors

Friday, May 31, 2024
Published on May 31, 2024

New UK Biobank study clearly illustrates the influence of ethnicity, BMI, and age on how vitamin D levels respond to UVB exposure

Key Points

  • While today marks the end of Sunshine Month, it is important to remember and implement the key points provided about sensible sunshine exposure for our health year-round
  • A newly released study (April 2024) used data from half a million participants from the United Kingdom (UK,) to calculate the individualized estimate of ambient ultraviolet-B (UVB) level, which is the wavelength of sunlight that induces vitamin D synthesis in the skin
  • They found two major insights from the data: 1.
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Next-Gen Tanners: Appealing to the customer base of the future

Thursday, May 30, 2024
While it’s evident that well-equipped operators can experience unprecedented success in today’s tanning market, a lingering concern for the industry’s long-term future is the possibility that there’s not enough interest in tanning from younger consumers to sustain our businesses the way Gen-Xers and Millennials have.… continue reading

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Thursday, May 30, 2024
Register to dive into the latest trends in the skincare industry.
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Coaching Your Sales Staff

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Coaching Your Sales Staff

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Sales is a key component to any thriving retail business, and it’s not an easy skill to master. Every salon relies on its staff to demonstrate this ever-changing skill while working as a team to provide clients with a pleasant experience.
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Can Artificial Sunlight from Indoor UV Devices Benefit Health?

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Published on May 28, 2024

Indoor UV devices have been used throughout history as effective health-promoting tools by providing a source of artificial sunlight in place of sunshine exposure

Key Points

  • The use and effectiveness of indoor UV devices have been demonstrated throughout history; when natural sunlight was unavailable, artificial sunlight generated by indoor UV devices was successfully used to fill the gap and can still be a great alternative to make vitamin D and get the other health benefits normally received from sensible full spectrum sunlight exposure
  • When considering a source of artificial UV light, it is important to be aware of the type of UV or light emitted by the device, its safety, and the physiological effects it may produce, especially in terms of vitamin D
  • Studies support the use of artificially derived UVB light to raise vitamin D levels when the UV index of the sun is low, especially in the winter months of northern countries; it is important to note that tanning beds may not be recommended for individuals with skin types that always burn – see the guidelines provided below, stay safe, and don’t burn

Both natural and artificial sunlight from indoor UV devices, when used with diligence, can act as major interventional tools to help prevent and heal diseases related to a lack of sunshine and/or vitamin D deficiency.
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