As we are now firmly placed in the heat of the summer months, tanning beds are probably the last thing you're thinking about. But as we sail through the next three or four months, the idea of keeping that summer tan will come into play.

When we approach those days of harsh winds and cold temperatures as we settle into the Fall and Winter months, we'll start thinking about the warmth of a tanning bed.

Of  course we will not know what the coronavirus situation will be like come October and beyond. Will the option of using a tanning bed even be an option?

Fake Bake. Mostly likely you've done it at least once or twice in your life. That golden glow that makes you look like you've just returned from a week-long tropical vacation.

Indoor tanning involves using a device that emits ultraviolet radiation to produce a cosmetic tan.

The number of U.S. adults who use indoor tanning beds, which are strongly linked to skin cancer, declined to 4.2% in 2013 from 5.5% in 2010, according to a dermatology published report in JAMA Dematology.

I have noticed that you don't see the tanning bed salons like you used to back in the day. If you are one that still frequents commercial tanning salons or if you have a tanning bed in the privacy of your own home, beware of the negative effects it can possibly have on you, i.e., skin aging, sunburn, skin cancer and infections.

For now, what do ya say we just grab some rays of summer. Pass me the sunscreen, please!

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