Anyone Can Get Skin Cancer From Tanning, And Yes, That Includes You

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tanHaving a nice sun kissed glow is what most people want during the summer time and even winter months.  Tanning norms must shift because everyone’s health can be at stake.  Some people might think they won’t be affected by skin cancer because they don’t have it.

The  United States Surgeon General has made a statement about the dangers of tanning. Dr. Boris Lushniak spoke with CNN to deliver the obvious-but-still-scary news:

We have to change the social norms about tanning…Tanned skin is damaged skin, and we need to shatter the myth that tanned skin is a sign of health.

The fashion trend of sun kissed skin will not last forever, so taking care of your skin now can prevent damaged skin in the future.

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