Children should be encouraged to use sunscreen, wear appropriate clothing and avoid both the strongest midday sun levels and indoor tanning. Skin cancer is the most rapidly growing cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and childhood sun exposure increases the risk.
Our review clearly showed that the prevention of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer needs to begin in childhood. Reduction in childhood sun exposure and tanning will hopefully stem the rise of skin cancer.
I enjoy tanning salons because I get all the benefits I would from lying out in the sun but I don't have to wait for a perfect sunny day to get a tan. As long as I follow the suggestions from the salon, I still feel safe using tanning beds.