Yes Virginia, tanning beds really can cause skin cancer… | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

I know, I know, this has nothing to do with writing or publishing a book…so sue me! I want to share a little something near and dear to my heart…my skin. It’s approaching that time of year again…fun in the sun, tanning for that prom glow, and gearing up for the beach! Well, please read this before you whip out that credit card and pay for your “unlimited sessions” in the tanning salon. It could save your life.

 

I am of Irish/Mexican decent…quite a combo right? Unfortunately, I inherited more of the gene pool featuring the pale, freckled aspect of the Irish than the creamy olive tones of my Mexican heritage. Oddly though, studies show that it is more about the eye color than the skin tone that predisposes one to skin cancer. People with light colored eyes (green, blue, hazel, gray) seem to be more predisposed to the ravages of skin cancer than those with dark eyes.

 

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