The Truth behind sun-kissed skin

  • Graphic by: Sarah Massey | Production Manager

    Women younger than 30 are six times more likely to develop melanoma by tanning indoors

  • Use of tanning beds before age 35 can increase the risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 59 percent
  • Treating skin cancers gained from indoor tanning costs $343.1 million a year, meaning those effected saw an eco- nomic loss of $127.3 billion
  • While one sunburn can double your chances of melanoma, using tanning beds before the age of 30 increases your risk by 75 percent. Occasional use of tanning beds triples your chances.
  • Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults between 25-29 years old, with young people be- tween 15-29 years old coming in second.
  • Melanoma is the leading cause of cancer death in women 25-30 years old and the second leading cause of cancer death in women 30-35 years old.The above information was found at and