With summer on its way out, some of you may be trying to prolong the season’s darkening effect on your skin by visiting the tanning bed. While many people believe that a tan gives the skin a healthy glow, a tan is actually your body’s natural response to harmful UV radiation exposure. As your dermatologist will tell you, there is an array of risks associated with indoor tanning. Learn more about those risks and how they affect your health in the video below.
As significant sources of UV radiation, sunlamps and tanning beds can increase the risk of premature aging and skin cancer. In fact, the International Agency for Research on Cancer recently placed indoor tanning devices in the highest risk category known as “carcinogenic to humans.” Avoiding indoor tanning can not only improve the cosmetic appearance of your skin but also protect your overall health from harmful, even deadly, diseases.
For more information about protecting your skin from sun damage and premature aging, contact Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. To locate an office or dermatologist near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.