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Hooked on Tanning?

Withdrawal Symptoms Back 'Tanning Addiction' Theory

Drug of Choice: UV Light continued...

How can you tell if you're a tanning addict? Kaur says to look at how often you are sunbathing or visiting a tanning salon. Kaur says if you have an unlimited pass to a tanning salon and are going eight or more times a month, watch out. She also cautions about the hazards of tanning.

"If you are tanning yourself eight or more times a month, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. -- if you are baking yourself, this is going to affect you," Kaur says. "And that goes for tanning beds, too. They say they are safe, but there is no such thing as safe tanning."

UV light isn't all bad. Skin exposed to UV light makes vitamin D. Normal sun exposure generates plenty of vitamin D. Kaur says that people who avoid sunlight should make sure they get plenty of vitamin Dget plenty of vitamin D.

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