The Truth About Tanning Beds

That puts you 12 to 15 times closer to wrinkles, dark spots, thick leathery skin and cancer. Stay out of tanning beds, period. If you “just do it to get a base tan,” know this: A base tan gives you the equivalent of an SPF of about 3, which won’t protect you from sunburn—or lower your skin cancer risk.

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