From a sun-kissed complexion to a savage tan, a bronzed look is still sought by many soaking in the sun for hours or lying in a tanning bed. But habitual UV exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots, and drastically increase your risk of melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.
Melanoma is the most common form of cancer in young adults between ages 25-29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for teens and young adults between 15-29 years old. At the age of 45 or younger, skin is especially susceptible to the risks of melanoma when exposed to UV rays. It's estimated that there will be about 131,810 new cases of melanoma in 2012. To make these facts even more terrifying, one person dies of melanoma in the United States every hour.
Don't become a statistic! Wear SPF under your makeup and on your body every day to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays. Embrace your natural, healthy complexion and invest in a good self-tanner-your skin will thank you!