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How Tanning Causes Cancer


Tanning is caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds that causes damage to cells on your outmost layer of skin. The skin tries to prevent further injury by a pigment that gives our skin its color that results in darkening which we call a tan. This damage is cumulative, starting from the very first tan.

The most important thing is that there are a few precautions you could take before you expose yourself to the sun or the UV rays. The best way is to choose fan tans over anything as an substitute, fan tans can give you much better results. The healthier way is to “tone than tan”, this simple means to get radiant skin by doing aerobic or high-intensity exercises. Working out feels good and boosts your mood. Moreover the MOST important is to eat HEALTHY, stay hydrated and eat as much if healthy food as possible.



Melanoma Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops when the cells that give the skin its tan or brown color start to grow out of control. Melanoma is a very serious skin cancer which can also spread in our eyes and rarely inside our body. Melanoma can grow very quickly. It can become life-threatening in less than 6 weeks and, if untreated, it spreads to other parts of the body.

Is melanoma a curable cancer? Melanoma can be a curable cancer only if it's caught early, prevention are crucial Especially if you have fair skin, red or blue eyes and blonde hair color.

COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED

Is tanning a good way to get vitamin D? Tanning is absolutely not a good way to get vitamin D. Tanning delivers almost no vitamin £ benefit which increases the risk of skin cancer. You may get your daily vitamin D by other ways like through food or supplements. Does tanning help with seasonal affective disorder? Tanning does not help with SAD, it is said that the UV lights from tanning beds cause harm rather than helping us. Are tanning beds as harmful as the sun? Tanning beds are as harmful as the sun, whether it be tanning indoor or outdoor… It is dangerous. UVA rays used in such tanning menthols will increase your risk of getting affected by melanoma.


 

Sources:

Tanning - The Skin Cancer Foundation

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