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IN People ON 03 May, 2016
Some people are never satisfied with their natural skin tone; they undergo different therapies or treatments to change their look. Most of the times, results don't please and on few people, the outcomes remain extremely frightening. One such case is down here, where a woman got skin cancer because of her continuous usage of tanning beds. Now she is warning everyone to stop using tanning beds and getting sunburns.
She regrets using tanning beds for her current health status and asks others to stay away.
"I was never a 'heavy' user of tanning beds … once a week for three to four weeks, three or four times a year prior to vacation. It doesn't take much to do a lifetime of damage," she said.
She recalled that when she was a kid, people were less aware of the risks of taking in too much sun.
"I hear too many people say that they feel better about how they look after they go to a tanning bed or after they bake in the sun for hours on end. Look at the pictures. This could be you. Anyone can get skin cancer, even people who have darker skin tones."
She further wrote: "Many people think that skin cancer won't happen to them, and I wanted to let people know that it could indeed happen to them, and while I can't go back and undo the damage I did to my skin when I was younger, they can make better choices so they don't do the damage to their skin. Their future self will thank them."
People on Facebook are praising her for speaking out her pain on Facebook. Judy said, ''The messages I get from people who tell me that I've changed their minds and they will no longer go to a tanning bed have made it worth it.''
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