A — 1: takes a lot of time and effort to tan
B — 6: will eventually turn into a tan
C — 7: has taken the healthy out of healthy glow
D — 2: have been turning to tanning beds
E — 4: better to avoid indoor tanning
F — 3: they are actually quite classy accessories
Skip the sun, get a glow the healthy way
Everyone at some point has wanted a “healthy glow,” whether it’s a must-have for summer, or a vacation, the thought of tan skin has crossed the minds of millions. If you are pale, it __takes a lot of time and effort to tan__. There is wild excitement when after a day in the sun your skin is tan, not burnt. Surely everyone is familiar with the famous conversation upon the realization that you got fried at the beach. Your friends reassure you with “Don’t worry it __will eventually turn into a tan__.” It may all seem like fun and games at the time, but alarming new research __has taken the healthy out of healthy glow__.
Some tan-seekers do it the old-fashioned way, grab a towel and hit the pool or beach. Recently, millions of young girls __have been turning to tanning beds__ instead. Regardless of how the tan is achieved, any change in skin coloring is evidence of skin cell damage. This can lead to cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, melanoma, or skin cancer, among people aged 18 to 39 has risen dramatically. In the United States the number of skin cancer cases due to tanning, is higher than the number of lung cancer cases due to smoking.
While it is true that being outside and active is great for your body and the sun does provide vitamin D, everyone’s health still needs protecting. However, it’s __better to avoid indoor tanning__, limit time spent in direct sunlight, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and wear sunscreen at all times. A fashionable option is the sun hat: both elegant and fun. Big floppy hats may seem ridiculous at first, but __they are actually quite classy accessories__.
Another advice is to look into sunless tanners: They are cheap and in no way endanger the lives of users. So, fake it, don’t bake it!