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Does tanning cause premature aging?


Asked by WhitneyMommyOf2 at 10:28 PM on Nov. 2, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • I'm a naturally born red-head and with fair skin, I have learned to stay out of the sun because I burn so easy. I was talking to a friend a few months ago and her cousin had separated from her husband. She told her that I lived nearby and when she asked how I looked now, she told her I haven't changed a bit. I maybe 42, but I still have oily skin. My friend told me that I didn't have wrinkles like she did and I said I feel just as old as I am, plus having multiple medical problems. The moral of that story is stay out of the sun and your skin will thank you for it.

    Answer by amessageofhope at 1:27 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Yes, the sun damgages your cells which in turns causes pre-mature aging.

    Answer by anikahaynes1 at 10:29 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Yes it does...

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 10:29 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Yes

    Answer by Kword at 10:29 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Yep! Ask any dermatologist.

    Answer by heathermarie32 at 10:43 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • ANYTHING that causes damage to more than the top layer of skin, causes premature aging! That includes, but is far from limited to, tanning!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:34 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • It's the most damaging thing you can do to your skin.


    Answer by beeky at 11:43 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • yes! I knew a woman who worshipped the sun all her life. She was 39 maybe when she died, she looked 60

    Answer by duckigrrl at 10:43 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • yes

    Answer by hotmama83227 at 9:14 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Yes.

    Answer by Photodoll at 1:42 PM on Nov. 3, 2010