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Tanning Beds: Yes or No?
Olivia_WebMD_Staff posted:
As winter goes on, many of us are missing our darker summer bodies. Some are even lucky enough to travel off to warmer climates during the frigid months. All this can tempt us into the tanning bed.

But, as it turns out, what you don't know (or choose to ignore) could hurt you.

Would you, should you use a tanning bed to get that bronze glow?

Why or why not?
missashley1010 responded:
The obvoiuse answer is we should Not use tanning beds they are harmful and so on and so forth blah blah. However I for one love the tanning bed the bronze glow is sexy and makes me feel good to look tan also I love jumping into the warm bed when its freezing outside...I look at it as my 15 minutes in the tropics
JenPBDBP2 responded:
I love the hypocrisy about tanning beds. We'll scream bloody murder over the toxins and cancer caused by cigarettes but oh yes, let's go relax in a tanning bed. It's all about what is socially acceptable. Smoking isn't so we don't allow it and no longer consider it glamourous. A tan is considered socially acceptable and a sign of good health/beauty. That the tanning beds and over-exposure to sunlight causes without doubt, skin cancer -well that's not anything we really care about.

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