10 surprising facts about indoor tanning

October 2, 2018

Is a tanning bed really safer than the sun? Will indoor tanning help your body make all of the vitamin D it needs? Findings from years of scientific studies have answered these and other burning questions about indoor tanning. Tanning beds are NOT safer than the sun. Tanning - indoors or with the sun - makes your skin age more quickly. Using tanning beds can cause a serious injury. Getting a base tan cannot prevent sunburn. Getting enough vitamin D from tanning beds isn't possible. Becoming addicted to tanning is a real risk. Tanning (indoors or outside) can make stretch marks more noticeable. Giving customers "false and misleading information" has been a common practice at tanning salons. Looking tan year-round is possible with a self-tanner. Quitting (or never starting) indoor tanning can help you live longer. https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/learn-about-skin-cancer/dangers-of-indoor-tanning/10-surprising-facts-about-indoor-tanning

 


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