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...
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...
Photo-types I to III: Fitzpatrick scale and risk rates

Photo-types I to III: 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 is based on Fitzpatrick scale first developed by Thomas Fitzpatrick in mid-seventies at The Harvard Medical School. The...
Safe sunbathing: daily prevention is key

Safe sunbathing: daily prevention is key

BLOG Most people are today aware of the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light but few of them use sunscreens every day as a routine prevention. It is critical to remind our relatives and friends of the importance of year-round sun protection, even when...