Are sun beds bad for your skin?

Slovak Republic
February 26, 2007 12:33am CST
I have heard a few people talk about this but didn't know if they were just chatting rubbish. Can it be done in small doses which doesn't affect your skin as in harming it? Any info would be appreciated.
2 responses
@jwfarrimond (4474)
28 Feb 07
Basically what you are doing is exposing your skin to an intensive dose of ultra violet radiation which, over time, will damage the skin cells and lead to premature skin aging and possibly skin cancers. If you live in a country where you get a lot of sun already (and I see that you live in the Philippines) I don't see the need for using sun beds. Hit the beach if you want to tan! You'll get the same effect, including the skin damage, but at zero cost!
• United States
26 Feb 07
Tanning no matter where it's done is like baking your skin. I've heard of people getting skin cancer from tanning. I would think that every once in a while would ok, just like spending the day out in the sun. I wouldn't reccomend it except for maybe a special occasion.