Do not visit a tanning salon for a winter pick-me-up. Tanning beds are bad news. The beds use bulbs that produce mostly UVA light– a type of radiation that encourages pigment production by damaging skin’s deeper layers. UVA exposure sharply increases the risk of melanoma (a deadly form of skin cancer). Did you know that the World Health Organization classified tanning beds as human carcinogens?
Instead, consider using a gentle body scrub or exfoliator. This will eliminate flakiness and will allow the skin to absorb lotion easier. A thick lotion, called an emollient, can also help your skin look smoother. Self-tanning lotion or spray is a safe option.
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