Think tanning beds are safer than laying out in the sun? Think again!
Just because youre not actually out in the sun when you go to a tanning salon, the risks are just as real. The truth is, ultraviolet radiation is ultraviolet radiation, whether it comes from the sun or from a tanning bed, and there is no such thing as a safe tan.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, The use of indoor tanning beds before the age of 35 has been associated with a significant increase in the risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Yet, more than 1 million Americans70 percent of whom are girls and womenvisit a tanning salon each day. And new reports now state that the risk of melanoma from the use of tanning beds increases by an unbelievable 75 percent!
I know that most women believe that having a little bit of color makes them appear healthier. But the paler you are, the healthier your skin actually is which means less risk of wrinkles (and who doesn’t want a wrinkle free face!), premature aging, and skin cancer. I dare you to challenge the standard belief that tan=healthy. I encourage you to feel comfortable in your own skin and appreciate the natural tones and hues that make you so distinct.