A poll just showed that after skin cancer, a number of people still "tan" and even use "tanning beds". Would you???

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A poll just showed that after skin cancer, a number of people still "tan" and even use "tanning beds". Would you???

Bignuf Bignuf
I don't get the mind set. If you would do it, or have done it, please explain the rationale?
04/08/2013
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Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I read about that this morning. As someone who has had early stages of melanoma, I think it's stupid. I don't wear sunsceen each and every day but I do wear it if I know I'll be outside for any extended period of time.
04/08/2013
ViVix ViVix
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Originally posted by Bignuf
I don't get the mind set. If you would do it, or have done it, please explain the rationale?
I don't tan or use tanning beds, but I do get lazy about my own sunblock. After covering up a wiggling squiggling toddler, I slap it on my shoulders and face and forget the rest at times.
04/08/2013
GONE! GONE!
Hell no! I can't believe anyone would think a tan is more important than their health especially when fake tanners exist.
04/08/2013
bog bog
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Originally posted by Bignuf
I don't get the mind set. If you would do it, or have done it, please explain the rationale?
That woman Jenna Vickers just died in a tanning bed recently after injecting Melanotan, a controversial and dangerous tanning injection she bought off the internet. She was only 26.

Tanning injections boggle my mind.
04/08/2013
Kitten has left the site Kitten has left the site
Nope. I'm already paranoid about getting burnt in the summer anyways. I won't leave the house if we don't have sunscreen.
04/08/2013
joiedejouets joiedejouets
I only tan when I'm outside. I would never deliberately try to make my skin darker.
04/08/2013
TJtheMadHatter TJtheMadHatter
I tan when I can. I'm always pale, because I can never find the time. I used to go to tanning beds here and there. I'm not excessive, I just want a little color. I hate when I'm cold and I turn purple.
04/08/2013
married with children married with children
I would not continue to tan, but then I dont tan now. I have a friend who tanned a few times, and ended up getting skin cancer. He has never stepped foot in a tanning bed again.
04/08/2013
Noelle Noelle
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I don't get the mind set. If you would do it, or have done it, please explain the rationale?
No but if I wanted to be tan, I'd do the spray on or self tanner. Not gonna die over a tan though.
04/08/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Nope. My mom has skin cancer and now stays out of the sun thankfully. Her sister, on the other hand, still tans and even uses baby oil. Crazy!
04/08/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I probably get too much sun when I golf - and need to wear lotion more often. Tanning beds are just so inane - the thought to lay there and fry is senseless.
04/09/2013
eri86 eri86
If I need a tan, I use a self tanning lotion.
04/09/2013
null null
I used to tan, my mom pressured me to, but quit when I got sun poisoning. Now I stay away from tanning beds now, and try to stay as pale as possible.
04/09/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
I'm not staying indoors forever, but I'm not worshipping the sun either.
04/09/2013
indiglo indiglo
I don't understand why anyone would purposely try to get a tan from the sun or a tanning bed in this day and age at all. With so many self-tanning items that are harmless, why do something that we know is harmful? Even if you don't get skin cancer, you are still harming yourself. I don't get it. But to each their own!
04/09/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
It's an addiction. I have also noticed that people who are addicted to the sun typically are smokers as well. I know so many women like this in Florida. The all tan every day and are super tan, smoke a lot, and are all blonde...like Magda from Something About Mary. I even know a lady with the same hairstyle as Magda (and just as mean) who says she wants to be black. Very sun addicted people who would continue to do what they do even if they had cancer.
04/09/2013
joolie joolie
Aw hell no. I quit tanning when my father was diagnosed with malenoma when I was in high school. Malenoma spreads fast like wildfire and he didn't make it.
Tanned skin does not look attractive to me, although skin that is naturally olive toned can be gorgeous.
Tanning beds are horrifying. Recently I learned from someone who works at a tanning salon that people urinate in the tanning beds all the time, which is even nastier that cooking oneself deliberately.
04/09/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
Absolutely not. Tanning, getting skin cancer and then continuing to tan makes ZERO sense.
04/09/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Nope. I didn't really care enough about being tanned to spend time/money on a tanning table before I found out how risky they could be, so I'm sure not going now
04/09/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I still lay outside... I even got a month of tanning last month... Before that, didn't use a tanning bed or lay out for a year. Since I was 17, I'd pretty much go 3+ days a week. There were a couple years though, that I didn't tan at all. I just like being tan, it makes me feel sexier and prettier. When I'm pale, I feel so gross.. Even when I'd miss a couple days of tanning, I'd think "omg ! I'm losing color!" , when I really wasn't.. It's all in the head. . Tanning is an addiction for me.
04/10/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I have never used a tanning bed and never will. I do believe, though, that sun exposure is healthy, to a degree, depending on one's skin tone. It has been shown that skin cancer has more to do with a vitamin D deficiency than sun exposure. In fact, vitamin D is synthesized in the skin from sunlight, so it can actually help.
04/10/2013
solitudinarian solitudinarian
No. I like being pale, but even if I did find it desirable, it's not worth the health risks.
04/10/2013
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