You would have to be living under a rock not to know by now that tanning is bad for you. So why are so many people still soaking up the sun? Researchers say it’s all about the endorphins.
Tanning makes you feel good, it can be a relaxing experience, and it improves your mood (like recreational drugs do) and therefore, you keep doing it. For some women, tanning also makes them look skinnier, which is an added incentive. High risk sun exposure is said to be more common in teens. Bad sunburns in your youth can greatly increase your chances of developing skin cancer as an adult.
Beverly Hills Dermatologist Zein Obagi explains some of the dangers, “Whether you get your tan at the beac