Q: I am sixteen and I want to go tanning for prom. I just dont know what to do– whether spray tanning or in a bed tanning? I know tanning in a bed causes cancer, but if I just go for like 2 weeks everyother day will it hurt?
A: Yes, it will. Studies have shown that people who have NEVER gone to a tanning bed have less skin cancer than people who have EVER gone. Even just a few times.
Ask around and find out who does good spray tans in your area. No ill health effects from a spray tan at all.
Once prom is over with, you might want to pick up a few different self tanners and test them on yourself to see if you can find one that you like and works well for you (I wouldn’t do this right before prom though)