Yes, I have gone tanning in a tanning bed before. Yes, I have done it several times. And yes, I know that it causes skin cancer.
It seems that my experimental experiences all stem from the fact that I’m trying to get rid of my acne. It was for the same reason that I first went tanning. My roommate swore that it improved her skin, and of course I had to try it out.
The sad thing is, I found that it DID make my skin better. Tanning is such a conundrum. It gives your body vitamin D (just like the sun), makes your skin look better, and because you’re tanner creates the effect that your scars are blending in. Yet it is the major cause of an incurable disease which can cause death. Sigh.
I know a lot of people have very strong opinions in favor of, or against tanning. Mostly it gets a bad rep because of Snooki, and that’s why it’s considered skanky. Reality T.V. stars and strippers are fake-tan. But then society as a whole goes and tells us that being tan is sexy, and healthy.
In my opinion, going tanning is equivalent to smoking and drinking. Yes it’s bad for you, but a couple of times won’t do too much damage. I know there are products to buy, and spray tanning beds to use, but that stuff gets all flaky and has a weird color to it.
What do you guys think? Is going tanning skanky, and an activity best left to the cast of Jersey Shore? Is it sexy? Or is it just whatever?