Tanning Trouble

This is to the lovely young woman who made a catty comment to me as I left the tanning salon Satuday morning:

I haven’t been living under a rock for the past decade. I KNOW that tanning causes skin cancer, and premature aging, and all kinds of other nasty things. I get it.

But you know what? I have a skin condition, and my DERMATOLOGIST recommends tanning beds to help treat it. I go once every couple weeks, for 7 minutes at a time. I don’t do it to have a bronzed bod. I do it to alleviate some of the discomfort associated with this condition. My DERMATOLOGIST has decided that this minimal exposure will do me more good than harm, so I follow his advice.

So perhaps you should go to medical school and become an MD before you go dispensing unsolicited medical advice.

---Gal with Sensitive Skin...

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