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I'll take some wrinkles and some cancer please

Updated on October 13, 2008
 

Oh I see you decided to go to the beach you have your beach bag your tiny bikini and what you forgot the suntan lotion....Are you nuts? Listen I'm all for dark bronzed skin but unfortunately the risks that come with it aren't exactly worth it. In all reality our body only needs a small amount of vitamin D each day, I'm talking like 15 minutes tops...I know, I know your trying to get a tan, but what is more important looking good or keeping healthy, okay for some it's a toss up but truly health is the most important.

If you do plan on spending the rest of the summer flipping back and forth making sure every exposed area gets it even amount of sun, well here are some things you should know. First of all the warm bright sun can actually be very dangerous for our skin, not only does the sun age our skin twice as fast your risk for skin cancer goes up something like 30 % or more. For those of you who don't know skin cancer or Melanoma is very serious, it can lead to failure of organs, can cause seizures and other symptoms. And to top it all off you are going to look forty when you are thirty if you continue sitting in the sun everyday.

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skin cancer

For those addicted to tanning please, please keep sunscreen on. You will still get a tan it just may take longer but you will be better protected. I'm telling you, you will look so much better with a light tan then a dark tan covered in cancer spots, and sagging leathery skin. Remember to keep re-applying the sun lotion every 30-40 minutes and try to avoid direct sunlight, the safest times of the day are early in the morning and later in the early to late evening. Don't risk your health just to look good, believe me you'll be thankful in the long run. Let's allow age to happen gracefully, so we can look authentic and real when our children have children. Sun is fun, and can be dangerous.

Use a high SPF sun lotion, 45 is good, and for the kids get 50 or higher and constantly re-apply, teach you kids good habits now because it's only going to get worse in the future. Have a great rest of the summer and keep safe....

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sun tanning

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      Susan 

      8 years ago

      Great Hub!!! Thanks for the information on just how dangerous sun tanning can be. I will be sure to use a sun screen with a high SPF. Thanks again Susan

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