Secrets of the Tanning Salon

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Getting baked never seemed so safe...according to the employees of places where you can tan in a tanning booth. If you ask about the safety of tanning beds - most people don't - you'll get a lot of information about their safety. But don't believe the hype. Here is the truth about tanning salons that those "helpful" employees just don't want you to know. First, there is no such thing as a "safe" or "smart" tan, even if you're outside. Tanned skin is actually injured skin - UV rays damage the DNA of the epidermal cells, and the browning reaction is a defense to protect against further damage. Indoor tanning is more dangerous than outdoors, regardless of what anyone says, because you get a more concentrated dose of harmful UVA rays, those that may encourage skin cancer. And did you know "tanorexia" is real? True. People who feel like they're never dark enough mimic signs of having a substance abuse-related disorder, and they may experience higher rates of anxiety and depression than those who don't tan.