Everyone wants to be tan in the summer. Even if you don't actively seek out some color during the warmer months, not many people will complain when they notice they've got a small tan going on. The problem is that so many tanning treatments are terrible for your skin and harmful for your overall health.
First off, tanning in general can give your skin a leathery appearance and make you appear much older than you actually are. Even if you tan naturally in the sun, too much UV exposure can lead to skin cancer.
Tanning beds are also nasty culprits for skin cancer. Tawny Dzierzek went viral after posting "a little motivation" for people not to lay in tanning beds.
"This is what skin cancer treatment can look like," she posted. "Wear sunscreen and get a spray tan. Learn from other people's mistakes. Don't let tanning prevent you from seeing your children grow up. That's my biggest fear now that I have a two year old little boy of my own."
Personally, I have never laid in a tanning bed, and because of my fair skin I wear a ton of sunscreen because I burn so easily. Growing up, my parents always made sure to let me know the dangers of not wearing sunscreen. I was always jealous of those people that could come back from summer vacation looking golden brown, though. It was my dream.
But it looks like now I don't have to worry about laying in a tanning bed or sitting out in the sun for hours, because there's a new candy that will actually make you tan just by eating it.