The fail of the week: Kim Kardashian praises the benefits of UV cabins

The fail of the week: Kim Kardashian praises the benefits of UV cabins

On Tiktok, businesswoman and influencer Kim Kardashian advocates UV sessions. Aberrant since we know that exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the main risk factor for skin cancer.

In a video posted on social networks, Kim Kardashian once again alienates doctors around the world. The American model and actress promotes the use of UV cabins, which have been known to promote the development of skin cancer for many years.

The star reveals her private UV cabin

In complete “relaxation”, the influencer and businesswoman evokes with humor everything that makes the offices of her cosmetics brand KKW Beauty completely “unique”.


♬ original sound – Kim Kardashian

So, if we find in his office numerous magazine covers with his image, giant screens and even a makeup tray, the moment comes when the modest star shows, with pride, his private UV cabin.

“I’m Kim Kardashian, so of course I have a UV cabin in my office,” she assures.

An obvious fact, which is not to the taste of all Internet users and health experts.

Artificial UV rays increase the risk of developing cancer

Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer. Artificial UV rays have also been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in the group of agents that are certain to be carcinogenic to humans since 2009.

In any case, the use of artificial UV tanning devices induces a risk of skin cancer regardless of the age of exposure. says the Ministry of Health.

An American epidemiological study had also demonstrated that people who are exposed to solar lamps in cabins increase the risk of developing squamous cell skin cancer (rare but serious skin cancer) by 1.5 and the risk of developing squamous cell skin cancer by 2.5. develop into basal cell cancer (the most common skin cancer).

If the person is under twenty years old, these risks are even increased. Their coefficients then go from 1.5 to 1.8 and from 2.5 to 3.6 respectively!

In addition to the risk of cancer, artificial radiation not only does not prepare the skin for tanning, does not protect against sunburn, does not provide a significant supply of vitamin D, but causes the skin to age four times more quickly with tanning lamps only with the sun. UV for aesthetic purposes has no benefit.

UV cabins: a ban requested for years

A ban on tanning beds has been requested since 2015 by dermatologists, the Academy of Medicine and even senators, and the National Health Security Agency in 2018… but without being followed to date by the government, which simply tightened their regulations.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer said:certain carcinogens“artificial radiation since 2009.

The ABCDE method you need to know to detect melanoma

How to distinguish melanoma and mole? A simple method called score ABCDE allows us to take stock:

  • A for asymmetry of the skin lesion;
  • B for edges, if these are irregular, this is a reason for consultation. ;
  • C for color. Is the mole made up of two different colors? ;
  • D for diameter, does it exceed 6 mm? ;
  • E for the evolution of the lesion. Have you noticed any change in the mole?

If one or more of the elements of this score raise questions for you, it is better to consult a health professional for a more precise diagnosis.

Do not hesitate to consult

As specified by the National Cancer Institute, if in doubt, consult your doctor who will refer you to a dermatologist if necessary. Depending on your dermatological profile, this healthcare professional will be able to advise you on the frequency with which you will be recommended to monitor your skin.