It is never okay to tan in a tanning bed. Ever. Not once.
There is a new study that shows that one time in a tanning bed increases your lifetime risk of melanoma by 20%. If you go more than once, it’s 2% more for every time you go past that.
So if you have gone 100 times to a tanning bed, your lifetime risk is 220% that you’ll develop a melanoma during your life.
For more on this topic, read our other post on tanning beds.