Tanning and UV Rays
When I was a child I worked as a life guard during the summer.
Because of my fair skin, it was hard for me to achieve the tan skin that was popular at the time.
I would joke with my friends that if I got enough freckles they would blend together to form a tan.
Over time though, my exposure to UV Rays caused my skin to become tough and wrinkled.
I was also informed by my dermatologist that this exposure put me at risk for skin cancer
I felt silly for putting my vanity ahead of my health, but the culture of the 80's valued tans.
Now there are many spray tan options that can prevent your skin from being damaged by UV rays
You can even go to a tanning salon and get a "spray tan" instead of sitting in the traditional tanning booth.
Now I see teenagers that have healthy pale skin, and wish I had been that smart when I was young. Sun AllergySunburnHuman SkinUV Index