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Never Again With The Tanning Beds



Spray tans and tan lotions are the best alternative for that sunkissed look!

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I recently had several basal cell carcinoma areas removed from my back and leg. I am a fair-skinned redhead and, yes, I used to lay in a tanning bed. What is the world was I thinking? Melanoma is one of my biggest fears and never will I return to my old ways. I love, love the spray tans now!

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  • LUVBNY65
    I have to admit, I am a tanning bed junkie... have been for years. However, I am thinking your idea is the better way to go.

    emoticon - by LUVBNY65
  • We used a lotion when we wanted to even look for prom. - by ANNECEK
  • I tried tanning beds. I started developing DARK brown blotches on my skin. I stopped immediately. I now use sunblock SPF 15-50 (depending on how long I will be in the sun). SOME sun is actually healthy, but if I'm going to be at the beach or on a walk/hike I slap on the "good stuff" (water-proof, sweat-proof SPF 50.) - by JESUSLUVSYOU
  • you are so right. I have been using them for years. - by RUTHDEN1
    Mr.Sun is NOT your friend. Melanomas are lethal tumors. Protect yourself! - by JWAKJA

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