Beware Of Long-Term Tanning
There's general agreement that tanning, at least the kind of tanning you do in the sun or in a tanning bed, not the kind of tan you get from a bottle, is deadly for the skin. The sun's UV rays break down DNA in the skin. With defective DNA, the skin starts producing rough spots, red spots, gray spots, areas of dryness, and warts. Sun exposure also increases risk of common, disfiguring cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. You can't look good if you have to get a chunk of skin cut off your nose because you got too much sun early in your life. Get some sun without sun protection every day so your skin can make vitamin D, but just 20 minutes a day is enough. Otherwise, sun block is always best, unless you live in northern Europe, Russia, or Canada, or you only get out at night. Even in winter, skin needs protection from the sun.