“Fry now, pay later.” These ominous words are from a recent skin cancer awareness advertising campaign. Unfortunately, they are100% accurate when it comes to the sun and your skin.
In addition to basking in the warm rays while playing at the beach, gardening, engaging in sports and enjoying picnics, year-round tanning bed use is on the rise. WebMD Medical News states that, on an average day in the United States, more than 1 million people visit tanning salons—and at an increasingly younger age—despite its proven link to melanoma,the most deadly form of skin cancer.
At my studio, I’m seeing a greater number of clients who even have purchased their own tanning bed. They use it daily to feel better about their appearance, whether it is to get a little color or to look thinner. Recently, one of my clients came in with red, swollen eyes because she had neglected to wear protective goggles.