Sun-Kissed Tan

Hastings, Mn 651-437-3400

We believe that a base tan is a smart thing.  Indoor tanning is the most reliable and controlled source of Vitamin D on the planet!  We would like to encourage everyone to do their own research on the matter, not just listen to the media, medical industry, dermatological industry, drug companies or anyone else that has a negative opinion of our industry!  Here are some websites that will give you our point of view!  There is no life without The Son or the sun!!  Let it shine!!!!


New book recommends non-burning sun exposure, citing research on sun, vitamin d, and disease risk.   "Embrace the Sun", by authors Marc B. Sorenson, Ed.D., and William B. Grant, Ph.D.  Available on Amazon!

The Sun Safety Alliance:  Founded by two groups that produce and retail billions of dollars in anti-sun products (The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and Coppertone Skincare Products), is it any wonder why this group lobbies for widespread overuse of sunscreen?

Getting enough calcium will help prevent osteoporosis and bone mass loss, but only if you get enough vitamin D, which facilitates the absorption of calcium.  Real magazine 

Sun Power!  "While discussions about the benefits of sun exposure typically center around vitamin D, UVB exposure has a number of other positive effects unrelated to vitamin D production, including enhancement of mood and energy, melatonin regulation, suppression of MS symptoms and the treatment of skin diseases." - Dr. Mercola  (Smart Tan Magazine March 2016)

"Suns scare" messages go beyond the facts in trying to frighten people about any sun exposure rather than teach them how to enjoy the sun responsibly!  Realmagazine

From November to March, sunlight in most of North America is too weak to cause the skin to manufacture any vitamin D naturally.  Scientists call this period "Vitamin D Winter."  Realmagazine.  Get you Vitamin D right here!

North Americans get less regular sun exposure today than at any point in human history.  More people work indoors than ever before.  Realmagazine.  We have sun inside for you year round!  Get your Vitamin D from UVB at Sun-Kissed!

Vitamin D deficiency is a leading cause of osteoporosis, a disease affecting 25 million Americans which leads to 1 million hip and bone fractures every year.  Real magazine Vol.1 Iss.1

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to higher rates of breast, colon and ovarian cancers. Ninety percent of vitamin D is made naturally through sun exposure to you skin. Real magazine vol. 1 issue 1

Sunburn is actually more common in non-tanners than it is in tanners according to Smart Tan surveys.

The average beauty magazine today hauls in more than $1 million an issue in "sun scare" advertising. No wonder they tell you to overuse sunscreen.

"Sunlight is by far the best and most reliable source of vitamin D for most humans." - Dr. Michael F. Holick, Vitamin D pioneer

Sun exposure has decreased by about 90% in the U.S. population since 1935. During that same period, melanoma incidence has increased exponentially, by approximately 3,000%. This evidence debunks the myth that melanoma is caused primarily by the sun...
 The main advantage of tanning indoors is the reduced risk of contracting a sunburn!
Telling someone to avoid sunshine to prevent skin damage is like telling someone not to drink water to prevent drowning: It's misrepresenting the relationship. You need both water and sunlight to survive. Real magazine Vol. 1 Iss. 3

A tan is the body's natural protection against sunburn. Your skin is designed to tan as a natural body function, and the body is designed to repair sun damage naturally.


According to the book Embrace the Sun by Marc Sorenson PhD, 75% of all melanomas occur on areas of the body that are seldom or never exposed to sunlight.
Sun Care vs. Sun Scare! Scaring people out of the sun is a multi-billion dollar business.
Why isn't vitamin D getting more recognition in parts of the medical community: Follow the dollar. Sunshine - its main source - is free.
"It should be abundantly clear at this point that the statement 'sunlight in any amount is harmful' is the mother of all lies." - Dr. Marc Sorenson, author "Solar Power for Optimal Health"
"I think you might dispense with half your doctors. If you would on consult Dr. Sun more." - Henry Ward Beecher (Real magazine Vol. 2 Issue 4)
Healthful effect of sun (UV) exposure: Reduces by 50% the risk of melanoma in outdoor workers compared with indoor workers. Source = Smart Tan magazine Vol. 33 Issue 7
Healthful effect of sun (UV) exposure: Prevents memory loss. Source = Smart Tan magazine Vol. 33 Issue 7
Healthful effect of sun (UV) exposure: Reduces risk of nervous system disorders. Source = Smart Tan magazine Vol. 33 Issue 7
Healthful effect of sun (UV) exposure: Cures psoriasis and eczema Source = Smart Tan magazine Vol. 33 Issue 7
Healthful effect of sun (UV) exposure: Reduces risk of most internal cancers! Source = Smart Tan magazine Vol. 33 Issue 7
Healthful effect of sun (UV) exposure: Reduces the risk of multiple sclerosis. Source = Smart Tan magazine Vol. 33 Issue 7
Healthful effect of sun (UV) exposure: Dramatically improves mood. Source = Smart Tan magazine Vol. 33 Issue 7
Healthful effect of sun (UV) exposure: Increases heart and vascular strength. Source: Smart Tan Magazine Vol. 33 Issue 7

Healthful effect of sun (UV) exposure: Reduces the risk of hip fracture by 90% when compared to sun avoidance. Source = Smart Tan magazine Vol. 33 Issue 7


Healthful effect of sun (UV) exposure: Prevents the risk of breast cancer by 90% when compared to sun avoidance. Source = Smart Tan magazine Vol. 33 Issue 7
Healthful effect of sun (UV) exposure: prevents and reverses obesity. Source = Smart Tan Vol.33 Issue 7
Tanningtruth.com
Smarttan.com
Wearesunshine.com
Sunshinevitamin.org
If you highlight the above addresses and right click you'll be able to go right to their websites!

Check out Draxe.com  for info on sunscreens!

We have a great selection of educational pamphlets and articles at the salon for you to read.  Some are free to take home!