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The Truth About Tanning (Infographic)


At LIVESTRONG.COM, we’ve been reading the CDC’s Twitter account, participating in the #DontFryDay hashtag, and checking out all the helpful information they have on their website, including printable information on Sun Safety in Schools and the dangers of tanning.

While researching the latest in sun safety, we uncovered 7 sunscreen surprises that you definitely want to read, especially if you’re one of the people still using spray-on sunscreen or SPF 110.

Inspired by the CDC, our design team created an infographic that we hope will encourage people young and old to avoid the sun. Melanoma (the deadliest kind of skin cancer) is the third most common cancer in people aged 15 to 39.

Please consider sharing this infographic on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook to encourage safe sun behavior in your friends, family, and followers.

The Truth About Tanning - Infographic

Have you been participating in #DontFryDay? What's your favorite sunscreen?  Leave a comment below and let me know. (I’m going to need to stock up on some new options after I toss out all the expired bottles and spray versions in my house.)

Jess Barron is VP of Editorial at LIVESTRONG.COM. A longtime foodie and fan of Farmer’s Market food, Jess particularly loves heirloom tomatoes, fresh figs with burrata cheese, and anything with pumpkin or peanut butter in it! Her love for food fuels her desire to exercise daily. Some of her favorite workout routines include running, yoga, P90X, INSANITY, and mixed martial arts. Jess’s writing can also be found at She has appeared on MSNBC’s “The Most,” ABC News Now, and XM satellite radio and her writing has appeared on and Yahoo!

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