Tanning Beds are NOT Safe! What the Tanning Industry Does Not Tell You

  Would you go sit in a skin cancer booth?  Or a wrinkle booth?

That’s what I call tanning booths: skin cancer/wrinkle booths. I went to a "tanning" center a few weeks ago to ask questions and check out what they are saying. What they don’t tell you is that UVA (the wavelength they use) causes SKIN CANCER AND PREMATURE AGING. There is so much science on this, there’s no question. Also, I see it on my patients every week.

Next, don’t fall for all the package "deals." If you must go a few times before a wedding or sunny vacation, just buy 2 or 3 so you’re not tempted to go back repeatedly and ruin your skin. You have a free pass when you’re 80 years old and haven’t had a skin cancer by then!

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