Is a tanning bed really safer than the sun? Will indoor tanning help your body make all of the vitamin D it needs? Findings from years of scientific studies have answered these and other burning questions about indoor tanning.
Tanning beds are NOT safer than the sun.
Tanning — indoors or with the sun — makes your skin age more quickly.
Using tanning beds can cause a serious injury.
Getting a base tan cannot prevent sunburn.
Getting enough vitamin D from tanning beds isn’t possible.
Becoming addicted to tanning is a real risk.
Tanning (indoors or outside) can make stretch marks more noticeable.
Giving customers “false and misleading information” has been a common practice at tanning salons.
Looking tan year-round is possible with a self-tanner.
Quitting (or never starting) indoor tanning can help you live longer.