The appearance of the young people information about the harm sunbeds can do can make them more inclined to use a tanning device, U.S. scientists have discovered.
Northwestern University and East Tennessee State University, researchers studied 430 adult female, and all the people who use outdoor sun bed.
,In which 200 people get the details of the information related to historical and socio-cultural background of a brochure, tanning the potentially damaging effects on the skin, it is recommended to reduce the use of outdoor sun bed and healthy choices, such as the use of fake tan products or movement, to enhance the appearance.
The rest of the 230 students did not receive this booklet.
Participants were assessed six months, the researchers found that women who received the booklet tended to reduce their tanning behavior.
This is even more true of women pathological tanning motives, such as feeling unattractive, their natural sense of color, their tanning out of control.
The researchers suggested that tanning with pathological motives may also care about their appearance, indoor tanning.
In addition, they believe that this booklet may affect the use of sunbeds to relax or relieve stress, can make them feel more worried about indoor tanning, therefore less likely to use the machine.
Jiasaierni, manager of the Cancer Research UK SunSmart has said: “We know that many people use sunbeds report, there is a tan, make them feel more attractive. Ironically, losses caused by sunbeds, leading to premature aging of the skin, to make it look even worse in the long run, as well as increased skin cancer risk. interesting to see if to emphasize this point, can encourage young people to reduce use of sunbeds. ”
Write in the Archives of Dermatology, the authors of the study said: “The young patients tanning tanning destructive impact of information on their appearance is effective even if they are addicted to tanning or using it to improve the symptoms of depression.
“He stressed that the appearance damaging effects of UV light, both indoor and outdoor, young patients who tan is very important, regardless of their pathological tanning behavior status.
, Professor of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and senior author of the June Robinson explained: “They do not worry about skin cancer, but they are worried about wrinkles, unattractive.
Looking horrible trumped everything fear this is the most persuasive intervention, regardless of why they want to tan. ”
Lead author Joel Hillhouse, professor of community health at East Tennessee State University, it is recommended that: “Do not pay attention to skin cancer. Indoor tanning long-term effects of their appearance, and will get the attention of the young women. Wake them and get them to think about this question. “