Whether you sunbath all day at the beach in summer or spend only a few minutes on a sun bed to bring a glow to your skin in winter tanning is harmful to your health. Tanning is caused by harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning lamps, and just by getting a tan you have already sustained some skin damage.
Over time the damage caused by UV radiation leads to wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer. For those that use indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanners the risk of developing melanoma is 74 percent greater than those who have never tanned indoors!
The risks associated with tanning beds is of such concern in May of this year (May 6, 2013) the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed that (UV) tanning devices would be reclassified as Class II/moderate risk devices requiring warning labels both tanning devices and also in any related promotional materials, in particular they want to alert young people to the dangers of using a tanning booth even once!
A single indoor UV tanning session raises the users’ chances of developing melanoma by 20% and for those who start hitting the tanning salon before the age of 35 the risk sky-rockets by almost 75 percent!
This season embrace your pale perfection.
Save money on costly tanning salons, save your skin from premature aging and you just might save your life!