Top Ten Reasons Not to Tan
Why do we love the sun so much?
So the question is why do we love to tan so much? I guess there are several reasons, people think that they look better, younger, sexier, healthier. And I have to admit that I believe that some of this is true to some extent. I think some people do need to get some sun in order to have a healthy glow to them, so that they don't look pale or sickly, and I think for the most part everyone would believe me. But this hub is about whether or not tanning is good for you in the long run and I have compiled some compelling reasons why a person should not go overboard as far as tanning goes.
# 10 Reason you shouldn't tan
The sun's UV rays damage the DNA of the skin's epidermal cells, triggering enzymes that race to repair the damage. However, these enzymes do not always repair the DNA successfully, and all this unrepaired damage can lead to mutations that increase the risk of skin cancer. Also, repeated unprotected sun exposure can cause wrinkles, sagging skin, and spots associated with sun damage. That doesn't sound all that healthy to me folks. Those UV rays can be a killer. Think about it.
# 9 Reason you shouldn't tan
I know that you are probably getting ready for summer and wanna show off that tan to everyone so that they know that you had a great time with your friends and have that golden skin to prove it. Well just think about that little mole on your skin that wasn;t there before you went on summer break. I don't think skin cancer is worth all those happy memories at the beach. At any rate girls and boys, wear UV lotion before going out into the sun for long periods of time.Good reason for not tanning.
# 8 Reason you shouldn't tan
I know some girls are addicted to tanning and they cannot get enough of it right? I am sure that you know someone like this, in this case, you need to do an intervention and let them know the dangers of tanning. Seriously, tell them they do not want to lose your friendship because of their addiction. I am sure that your friendship is more important to them than tanning. So you shouldn't tan if you don't wanna lose friends.
# 7 Reason you shouldnt tan
Okay I know this is a picture of a person who tried to do the self tanning thing. And it just makes my point for me. A person should not tan because if she cannot even make her fake tan look good, what is she gonna do to her skin when trying to actually get a real tan. Don't try it at home folks. It's not pretty.
# 6 Reason you shouldn't tan
Okay I know there is much controversy out there about real sun and tanning beds. I know that tanning beds are just as dangerous, however the appeal is that they are a little more controlled tanning than the sun. But to tell you the truth, there is still some danger there and why would you wanna get into a bed that some sweaty person was in before you. I know they CLEAN, these beds but to me, just another reason not to tan folks.
# 5 Reason you shouldn't tan
Okay just the fact that someone anounces the fact that they would rather be tanning than doing anything else tells me that this person is in great denial about themselves. Help them help themselves quick.
# 4 Reasons you shouldn't tan
Oh doesn't that sound good, sun kissed. I think they even use that logo on an orange juice commercial. At any rate as good as that sounds, how good does melanoma kissed, or cancer kissed, or squamous cell carcinoma kissed, or basil cell carcinoma kissed sound?. Doesn't sound too pleasing does it?
# 3 Reasons you shouldn't tan
To these vey addicted people you need to put your foot down with them and help them find whys to get a fake tan or show them pictures of what skin cancer looks like. Show them pictures of aging skin, wrinkled bags under eyes, get the picture?
# 2 Reasons why you shouldn't tan
Look I know the sun is a beautiful thing, I know that your skin needs vitamin d to help with the elasticity of your skin. But there are so many different ways to do this than the sun. I am not against going into the sun but please do it at moderate times and always protect your skin as much as you can.
# 1 Reasons why you shouldn't tan and it should go without saying!
Now the woman in this picture looks like she could be mistaken for a saddle and thrown onto a horse at any given moment. It goes without saying that she has reached the danger zone and is way past it. If any of the reasons before this one didn't convince you to take care of your skin, then refer to this picture.
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A sign at a tanning salon
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