According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “Just once indoor tanning session per year in high school or college boosts the risk of developing potentially deadly melanoma by 20 percent, and each additional session during the same year raises this risk almost another two percent.” You won’t see this warning plastered on any tanning salon walls, though. Instead, tanning salons have a relaxing, inviting, almost mystical feeling to them, and it is hard to imagine that a life threatening disease can result from them.
The damage that results from tanning beds is created deep within the skin, and it is usually not noticed until the damage turns into something life threatening, such as skin cancer. Frequently tanning in UV beds can also cause cosmetic damage years later, such as wrinkles, sunspots and rapid aging. The UV lights in tanning beds, which give off three times more UV radiation than the sun, are also very damaging to the eyes. The skin of the eyelid is very thin, and UV lights from the tanning bed can easily travel through the eyelid, damaging your lens.
While teens are getting ready for the best time of their lives, they are not thinking about the future they could be damaging beyond repair. You don’t need to gamble your health though, and there is a way to look fabulous at prom and protect your beautiful skin at the same time! Organic sunless tanning can provide teens with the tan they want without putting their health on the back burner. After one organic sunless tanning session, your skin will have a natural conservative glow that may receive more compliments than your dress!
So, think before you get into that tanning bed, and don’t compromise the future of your health! Everyone wants to looks flawless for prom season and the warmer weather that lies ahead so educating teens about the harmful effects of UV exposure and healthy alternatives can change and save their life.
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