Harvard Women's Health Watch

Why suntanning is still a bad idea

Sun protection is essential whenever you are outdoors. Self-tanning products offer a safe alternative for attaining that sun-kissed look. Gone are the days when we were urged to soak up the rays to get a healthy glow and absorb the “sunshine vitamin.” Decades of medical research have determined that sun exposure causes skin cancer and that a nutritious diet and supplementation are reliable ways to obtain the vitamin D essential for good…

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