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Does using baby oil on your skin while tanning increase your risk of getting skin cancer?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not by itself

However, the more time you spend tanning (regardless of any tanning oil type product), the higher your risk of skin cancer.
I would recommend some of the good spray on tanning products to give you the look you want.

In brief: Not by itself

However, the more time you spend tanning (regardless of any tanning oil type product), the higher your risk of skin cancer.
I would recommend some of the good spray on tanning products to give you the look you want.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Use sunscreen.
Baby oil intensifies the cancer causing rays.

In brief: Yes

Use sunscreen.
Baby oil intensifies the cancer causing rays.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Baby oil and cancer

Skin with baby oil soaks up the sun faster than dry skin alone.
The sun's harmful uv rays react with the shiny oil, penetrating deeper into the skin. Although the tan will be darker, the process increases the amount of uva and uvb rays that get into the skin. According to the skin cancer foundation, uv rays damage skin cell's dna, leading to a higher potential for genetic mutation and skin cancer.

In brief: Baby oil and cancer

Skin with baby oil soaks up the sun faster than dry skin alone.
The sun's harmful uv rays react with the shiny oil, penetrating deeper into the skin. Although the tan will be darker, the process increases the amount of uva and uvb rays that get into the skin. According to the skin cancer foundation, uv rays damage skin cell's dna, leading to a higher potential for genetic mutation and skin cancer.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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