When Cosmo went undercover in tanning salons and employees told us that UV beds and booths are an excellent source of hard-to-get vitamin D, we called them out for telling a total lie. And now the American Academy of Dermatologists is calling them out too.
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The Academy, the largest and most influential derm organization in the country, just released a statement saying that vitamin D should never be obtained by fake baking, even if you're Vitamin D deficient. "Unprotected exposure to UV radiation from the sun or indoor tanning is not safe. Individuals who intentionally expose themselves to UV radiation for vitamin D are putting their health at risk for developing skin cancer," explained the president of the Academy. And he added that the only safe ways to boost your vitamin D levels are through food, beverages, or supplements.
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