Indoor tanning may make you feel as if you look great and have golden bronze skin. The problem is, indoor tanning is terrible for your skin. Indoor tanning can significantly increase your risk of skin cancer, including melanoma (which can be life-threatening) as you expose your skin to concentrated UV rays. Indoor tanning also causes premature aging.

There is no question that a person who maintains a tan is going to develop more wrinkles as he or she gets older. This is true when you do indoor tanning as well as when you are exposed to the sun. You may like the immediate look, but won’t like the results when the sagging skin and wrinkles appear.

Aside from issues of appearance, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and indoor tanning is a big contributing risk factor to developing skin cancer. Do not put your health at risk to get a tan - avoid indoor tanning at all costs.