No Glow: The Not-So-Pretty Truth About Tanning

Think having a a golden glow is healthy looking? Think again!

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Why is it that we interpret tanned skin as having “a healthy glow” while paler hues of skin are perceived as “ghostly” or even “sick-looking”? This is just one of the many dangerous misconceptions that sun worshipers have about tanning and skin protection. Believe it or not, a tan is actually the first warning sign that your skin has been dangerously damaged by those villainous ultraviolet (UV) rays. We know you love the glow of your sun-kissed skin, but it just gave “to-die for” a whole new meaning.

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