Explain The Risks Of Artificial Tanning Or Prolonged Exposure To The Sun

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Riley Hill
Ms. Herring
7th Grade ELA

What are the risks of artificial tanning or prolonged exposure to the sun?
Tanning is when a person is really pale but when the sun rays hit your skin your skin becomes browner. You tan in the summer because that is when the sun is out. Spray tanning is the form of self-tanning. A liquid mist is sprayed onto your body. The mist has an ingredient in it called Dihydroxyacetone that interacts with your skin’s chemistry to turn it tan or brown. Spray tans are more healthy than tanning in the sun, but they are both still bad for you. Spray tans and Suntans are two different things. Spray tans are less dangerous than tanning in the sun. When you get a spray tan the only thing that can happen to you is that you might get an allergic reaction. When you tan in the sun there are greater risks of skin and eye damage. Sun tanning can give you skin cancer, Wrinkles, eye damage, and painful sunburns. Tanning beds are also really dangerous if you don't put on glasses or goggles then you could go blind.
When you do spray tans you can have an allergic reaction but, with sun tanning the consequences are much larger. Skin cell damage from sun tanning at the molecular level causes the development of molecules which destroys collagen, which makes the skin firm and youthful, causing premature aging of the skin. Sun’s rays can cause these things to the eyes, tearing, Pain, and Swollen eyelids, A feeling of sand in the eye Hazy, or decreased vision. Sun damage
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You should always stay indoors for a little while then going outside all the time. You should spend 1 hour indoors and an hour outdoors. If you stay outside for a long time then you should always put more sunscreen every 2 hours. Always put on sunscreen or sunglasses so the sun's rays don't hurt you. That is why spray tans are more healthy than tanning in the sun, but they are both still bad for
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