Written March 18, 2013
Seventeen year-old Darrian Capizzo doesn’t like the look of her pale skin tone, so she makes a few trips a week to tan indoors at her local Fabutan salon in Ajax, Ont. “A tan makes me feel more confident… and being tanned is somehow portrayed as beautiful,” says Capizzo.
However, teens like Capizzo under the age of 18 won’t be able to maintain their bronzed skin tone year-round for much longer. The Ontario Minister of Health Deb Matthews introduced a bill on Mar. 7, 2013 installing a provincial ban preventing teens under 18 from using indoor tanning beds. The ban is a part of Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care and could be enforced as soon as this October. Continue reading