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Despite the risk of skin cancer being well known, many people can’t resist trying to get a tan. They feel like they look and feel better with tanned skin, and they ignore the information that they have heard from their dermatologists. Is there any safe way to get a tan?

Watch this video to learn about the risks of tanning. A tan itself is caused by damage to your skin, so there is no safe way to get tanned. Tanning beds are particularly dangerous, but any prolonged exposure to UV light can harm your skin. If you want a tan, the safest option is sunless tanners.

Get the facts on tanning, skin cancer, and more from your dermatologist at Arlington Dermatology. To schedule an appointment with a dermatologist in Arlington Heights, please call 847-392-5440.