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Old 11-25-2008, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Tanorexia

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have you heard about tanorexia? i've read it's the addiction to tanning, so people who have this problem go to tanning salons very often, but they think their skin isn't dark...
what do you think of it?
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Re: Tanorexia

are you saying you think you have this? if so, then my advice to you is to take a picture of yourself before you start tanning so that you know where you are when you started compared to what color you are at different times. you should only tan at the most every other day, but usually twice a week is sufficient to keep good color when using the appropriate indoor tanning lotion.
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Its a psychological addiction, not physical like smoking (nicotine). Also associated with addictive personalities. In other words if it was not tanning it would be smoking or drinking, in fact most have a second or third addiction.
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I don't think I have tanorexia, it's just that I was surprised when I heard about it, because it sounds weird that someone who usually goes to tanning salons thinks his/her skin isn't getting dark.
But if it's an addiction it's understandable, I suppose it's like anorexia, you think you're not thin...
I didn't know some people had many addictions... so you think that someone who smokes or drinks has more chances of having tanorexia?
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so you think that someone who smokes or drinks has more chances of having tanorexia?
Not necessarily. Its just that some people have addictive personalities. Add a little OCD and you end up with compulsive behavior that is not normal and you get the extreme addictions like anorexia, etc.
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It's about as real as someone being a "chocoholic".

As in 3rd grade nonsense.
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It can, in fact, be a physical addiction. Beyond the cosmetic appearance of a tan, when UV rays strike skin, it produces endorphins that make the tanner feel good. Many will attest to feeling "happier" or "energized" after a tanning session. (I speak from personal experience - in fact, for me it's not so much wanting to be brown as it is getting that UV high!).

It was also once believed that the heat and relaxation effects of the tannng unit was what caused the relaxation, but tests have since ruled that out when subjects consistently selected UV-containing beds over placebos (without knowing which was which).

Finally, while this may be a serious addiction for some, I think most people are just responding to a natural instinct to seek sunlight, a built-in mechanism that ensures humans receive sufficient UV for health. It only becomes a problem when people take it too far.
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It can, in fact, be a physical addiction. Beyond the cosmetic appearance of a tan, when UV rays strike skin, it produces endorphins that make the tanner feel good. Many will attest to feeling "happier" or "energized" after a tanning session. (I speak from personal experience - in fact, for me it's not so much wanting to be brown as it is getting that UV high!).

It was also once believed that the heat and relaxation effects of the tannng unit was what caused the relaxation, but tests have since ruled that out when subjects consistently selected UV-containing beds over placebos (without knowing which was which).

Finally, while this may be a serious addiction for some, I think most people are just responding to a natural instinct to seek sunlight, a built-in mechanism that ensures humans receive sufficient UV for health. It only becomes a problem when people take it too far.
An article to back that up would be great. Not that I doubt you. But again this lies with those that have addictive personalities.

Anything can be "addictive". But in the context of drugs, alcohol, etc. a person should not feel any withdrawal from tanning.
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An article to back that up would be great. Not that I doubt you. But again this lies with those that have addictive personalities.

Anything can be "addictive". But in the context of drugs, alcohol, etc. a person should not feel any withdrawal from tanning.
Here's one article, FYI. I first read about this, actually, in Michael Holick's "UV Advantage," and this has been further reinforced by several other medical articles circulating out there. Enjoy!

MEDICAL EXAMINER

Sunny Daze

Is tanning addictive? Does sunscreen really help prevent skin cancer? And other burning summer questions.
By Amanda Schaffer
Posted Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at 2:51 PM ET
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1) Is ultraviolet light addictive?

A fundamental question in sun science is why we go on basking like lizards despite the obvious risks. Researchers have long suspected a connection between UV exposure and natural "feel good" molecules called beta-endorphins, which are also released during exercise. But for years, the evidence was ambiguous, as some scientists looking for it failed to find an endorphin surge in peoples' blood following exposure to ultraviolet light.

Last year, however, the field warmed up, so to speak. Steven Feldman, a dermatologist at Wake Forest University, gave eight frequent tanners a drug called naltrexone, which blocks the body's opioid receptors. These are sites in the body and brain where endorphins, as well as drugs like morphine and codeine, may attach.

Feldman found that on naltrexone, half of the frequent tanners showed signs of withdrawal, like nausea and jitteriness, whereas none of the infrequent tanners did. He argues that with their opioid receptors blocked, the tanners "were deprived of their UV fix," because they'd developed a chemical dependency on the light.

David Fisher of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston thinks there may be an evolutionary rationale for the sun's draw. Maybe the endorphin release offered an adaptive advantage by reducing the pain associated with sunburn, or encouraged people living at high latitudes to spend time in the sun and thus avoid vitamin D deficiency. This spring, Fisher and his colleagues happened on a molecular connection between UV light, tanning, and endorphin release. In a paper published in March in Cell, they reported that UV damage directly causes the production of beta-endorphin in the skin.

No one knows exactly how this endorphin release might trigger chemical dependency—the molecules may or may not reach the bloodstream. But the door is now wide open to molecular sleuthing. Meanwhile, some indoor-tanning fans are also touting the endorphin findings, since it seems to prove chemically that tanning feels terrific (even as it kills you).
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