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I have very fair skin, and I look like a ghost!

For starters, “healthy” and “tan” do not belong in the same sentence—no matter what your complexion. Getting a tan is harmful, even to those with dark skin, explains Dr. Alan King, a New York City dermatologist. The sun’s rays, especially the ones you soak up as a kid, can cause wrinkles and deadly skin cancers when you are older. A tanning bed is even worse! So give up the quest for a tan. When you go out in the sun, protect your gorgeous fair skin with a 30 SPF sunscreen. If you feel you must get more bronzed, self-tanners are the only safe way. Meantime, embrace your beauty.

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by GL | 2/1/2016
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