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How does visiting a tanning bed effect the body, especially the skin?
Ultraviolet radiation, both natural and artificial, is known to be one of the factors in the development of skin cancer. Studies show that women who systematically use a tanning bed are at an increased risk of developing malignant melanoma.
Ultraviolet rays destroy the collagen of skin cells, causing wrinkles, loss of elasticity, dryness and brittle hair. Structural damage to the skin over time can lead to burns, cracks, and scars. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation causes eye damage (cataracts and inflammation). Finally, frequent visits to the tanning bed can weaken the immune system, which increases the risk of developing infectious diseases.