Written on May 12, 2011 at 11:48 am , by Lisa Haney
Sometimes moms are great health role models. Other times, not so much.
Young women who use tanning beds were four times as likely (42 percent) to say their moms use tanning beds compared to young women who don’t indoor tan, according to a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology. The group reminds that indoor tanning increases your risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by a whopping 75 percent!
When it comes to skin cancer, you definitely don’t want “like mother, like daughter” to be the case.
For more on this important topic, read up here:
- What’s That Spot? A Photo Guide to Skin Cancer
- 10 Smart Ways to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk
- What to Eat to Beat Skin Cancer
Now tell us: What’s your smartest sun protection tip?