American Cancer Society-Go Natural: Protect your skin
For special occasions, like prom, a wedding or spring break, having a tan was once considered a necessity, but heading to a tanning bed is just as dangerous as tanning outdoors. Both can have lasting effects on your skin.
So what’s the big deal about tanning salons?
*Tanning beds release dangerously high levels of ultraviolent (UV) radiation, which can cause premature aging of the skin and increase your risk for skin cancer.
*Short-term indoor tanning can cause red, itchy, dry skin.
*Long-term indoor tanning can lead to sagging, wrinkled skin.
*Tanning beds can also burn your skin and eyes and damage your immune system.
This year as you prepare for some of the best times in your life, make the decision to look your best. Keep your skin healthy and natural by avoiding unprotected sun exposure and indoor tanning. For more information about skin cancer, contact the American Cancer Society.
Disclaimer: This information came from a pamphlet from the American Cancer Society and I give them full credit for the information. Please call or email them from the above numbers.