Soaking in the sun or frequenting the tanning salon in hopes of getting a healthy glow increases skin cancer risks. But, some folks will do anything for bronze-tone skin. Even if it's unhealthy.
According to a study published in the Archives of Dermatology, sun-goddesses who switch to spray tans or use bottled bronzers are 40 percent less likely to seek the skin-damaging rays of the sun or ultraviolet bulbs.
"Getting a tan out of a bottle is incredibly safe, whereas getting tanned from tanning beds and lying out is not," explained dermatologist Suephy Chen, a researcher from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in a recent Reuters news report.
Well, if you don't mind slathering your body in skin-dyeing, pore-clogging chemicals. Plus, tanners with sensitive skin are prone to rashes. No thanks.
The best way to break an addiction to tanning beds and afternoons in the sun is loving natural skin tones. Skin color is a reflection of geographical region and family lineage. Why mess with nature?