Woman suffers third-degree burns… While it’s no secret that tanning beds are bad for your skin, we should note they’re not good for your overall health either. They’re a known carcinogen, and as such, they increase your risk of melanoma — the deadliest form skin cancer. For Nguyen, however, the combo of the tanning plus the oils did some serious damage — and fast.
Woman suffers third-degree burns… "So....here is my PSA to everyone,” Nguyen wrote. "Some of you know what happened but most don't. On March 25th, I applied #doterra essential oils (which are appropriate to apply directly to the skin) to my wrists and my neck prior to a hot yoga class. After class (one hour later) I went tanning in a tanning bed as I was going to Jamaica for a wedding and I didn't want to fry my skin off while there. “
Woman suffers third-degree burns… She continued: "The next day, I noticed irritation where I applied the oil. Initially I thought it was a reaction to a new laundry detergent. Well over the next couple of days, I developed nasty blisters due to a chemical burn. Turns out, there is a teeny tiny caution on the oil that states 'stay out of sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after application' or something like that.”