Dangers of Tanning
The Hard Truth About Tanning
Tanning booths emit mostly UVA rays. UVA rays penetrate the skin and damage your cells’ DNA at precisely the place where most melanomas begin. Tanning booths also emit some UVB rays, which increases your chances of getting melanomas as well as other types of skin cancer (basal cells and squamous cells).
Plain and simple: avoid tanning. There’s no such thing as a “healthy tan.” Tanned or burned skin is damaged skin, period.