Tanorexia is a new form of addiction

Tanorexia is a new form of addiction

BLOG Tanorexia is the definition of an obsessive desire to acquire and maintain a suntan by natural or artificial method. Since the early 1920’s at home tanning devices were introduced to treat various ailments and are still used as a cure for certain forms of...
History of tanning II: tanning is a modern trend

History of tanning II: tanning is a modern trend

BLOG Tanning is a recent trend and its appeal is fading since science unveiled its link with skin diseases. Pale complexion remained a fashion in Europe till the 20th century and tanning was associated with poor social conditions. During the Victorian, era even if the...
New Scientist Live Exhibition

New Scientist Live Exhibition

BLOG siHealth is attending the New Scientist Live 2018, one of the best scientific festivals in the world, in ExCel London on the 20th to 23rd September. We’re showing visitors how to manage their personal sun exposure using our free smartphone application...
History of tanning I: tanning is a modern trend

History of tanning I: tanning is a modern trend

BLOG Tanning is a fairly recent trend and even today the ‘ideal’ skin colour varies among different cultures. Tanned skin is not, nor has it ever been, a universally accepted ideal. Caucasian women in western countries often love tanning, while women in China, Korea,...
Coco Chanel invented sunbathing

Coco Chanel invented sunbathing

BLOG Tanning and sunbathing are relatively recent trends. Prior the industrial revolution pallor was popular among the upper classes as a tan signified that you had to work outdoors as a manual labourer, while pale skin announced that you could afford to stay out of...
Photo-types IV to VI: Fitzpatrick scale and risk rates

Photo-types IV to VI: Fitzpatrick scale and risk rates

BLOG Photo-types classification describes how sensitive you are to sunburns and related risk of skin damages and skin cancer. The classification based on Fitzpatrick scale (a doctor of the Harvard Medical School that first developed it in 1975) range from Ivory (Type...