I have always been maniacal with sunblock and tried my hardest not to burn. I would allow myself a little color when at the beach, and have visited tanning beds maybe 25 times in my life.
I was just diagnosed with malignant melanoma. Now the good news is we caught it early, and it should only require surgery to treat. The bad news is I am going to have an ugly ugly scar on my chest for the rest of my life. (I'm 36.)
Please, take it from me..... STAY AWAY FROM THE BEDS. After doing some research on them, the UV % between A and B is totally different than the sun, and you are getting the WRONG type of UV rays. Sun if you must (in moderation) but for the pre-tanning? Spray it on.
Ragnar Relay 2014 - MIAMI to KEY WEST!
Marine Corp Marathon: 10/12 4:09
NYC Marathon 11/6/11 - 4:21
Chicago Marathon 10/10/10 - 4:19
Marine Corp Marathon '09 - 4:26 / '08 - 4:28[/FONT]