Many people enjoy tanning to keep a bronzed and sun-kissed look all year long. Many people tan outside, especially by the pool or at the beach. Others do not have the time to spend outside tanning and resort to using an indoor tanning bed instead.

Annamarie Lopinto

Annamarie Lopinto

Excessive tanning can be unhealthy but tanning in moderation is fine. If you are going to tan, you need to do so safely. That means wearing sunscreen and sunglasses and staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water. You should also monitor the time you spend in the sun or in a tanning bed. If you notice you are burning you should get inside and away from the sun as soon as possible. If you are suffering from sunburn, you should avoid the sun as much as possible.

If you tan too often or receive too many sunburns, you could be putting yourself at risk for skin cancer. Skin cancer can start off as a small dark spot that resembles a freckle, but it can quickly grow and become more serious and painful. If you think you may have skin cancer, you should avoid the sun and talk to your doctor immediately.

Annamarie Lopinto has always enjoyed tanning and feel that it helps her look and feel her best. Of course, she always tans responsibly and is aware of the risks of sun exposure and how its harmful effects can be prevented. Tanning responsibly will allow you to have the bronzed look you desire and will also help you avoid skin cancer and other health problems.