Originally Posted by mrchariybrown
Damn it.. tanning it is..
Do you just lay out in the sun or whatever?
Or do you use a tanning bed? If so, how many times do I need to go? And how much? I'll be honest in that I don't want to look really tan.. not a fan of the look. Slight color is fine. More for the bacne.
From a health standpoint it's probably better to lay out in the sun than use a tanning bed. Dermatologists are still generally very anti-tanning bed since it theoretically increases skin cancer risk(though there's little evidence to back that up in non-predisposed subjects). They also say there's no real great studies showing that tanning actually improves acne, though anecdotally people say it does.
Sun exposure is one of those super controversial topics in health care that no one has really been able to figure out.
may or may not cause skin cancer in non-predisposed individuals
lowers blood pressure
improves vit D and bone density
subjectively improves acne and skin appearance