I realize there are still plenty of people that have the mindset it won't happen to me, the fact is that skin cancer is the fastest growing type of cancer. The young women between the ages of 22- 28 have the highest number of cases due to over use of Tanning Beds and sunbathing.
Most Americans over do it when it comes to the sun, espeically when you live in an area like Seattle. When ever the sun comes out here, seems lots of people head outside; no sunscreen mind you...and get burned. Every burn you gets ups your risk of Skin Cancer by over 50%!
On the other hand the debate especially in the NW is that we are VERY deficient in Vitamin D, we all should be taking a supplement on a daily basis. We also need natural Vit. D that the sun provides and about 10 minutes or so w/o sunscreen is plenty.
My Aunt was recently diagnosed with Brain Cancer...believe it or not it ALL started with a melanoma that they found on her arm! It was removed but the cancer unbeknown to the doctor had spread to her Brain and now part of her lung as well. My Aunt has never been a sun worshiper and is fair skin, but she loves to work in the garden and be outdoors...with sunscreen.
I mention this about my Aunt because for those of you who use tanning beds to get your "glow" you will regret it someday...it will catch up with you. Whether its from saggy skin, wrinkles, sun spots or worse skin cancer the clock is ticking. I hope this makes you think next time you stop by your local tanning salon....GO Sunless its the only way to get a Safe Tan...Period.
Thanks for listening!
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