i like being tan, but aware of risk that i could get skin cancer. what's a healthy way to get a tan?
How to Get a Healthy Tan?
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I see many patients who think getting tan by using...
I see many patients who think getting tan by using sunscreens is a healthy approach. I’m sorry to say that it’s not! When selecting a sunscreen, it is important to look for a product that contains both UVA and UVB.
There is no healthy tan
Understand that your body produces pigment in response to an injury therefore the only way for you to get a natural tan is to damage your skin. If you really like the look of tanned skin, a spray tan is a good option.
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