Posted by Upstate Dermatology on Mar.11.15 in Skin Care
Tanning salons first appeared in the U.S. in the 1970s. Their popularity grew slowly at first. By 1988, only 1% of American adults reported using indoor tanning facilities. But by 2007, that number had reached 27%.
The World Health Organization has declared indoor tanning devices to be cancer-causing agents that are in the same category as tobacco. Studies have found a 75% increase in the risk of melanoma in those who have been exposed to UV radiation from indoor tanning.
If you want to look like you’ve been in the sun, consider using a sunless self-tanning product, but continue to use sunscreen as well.