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If I wear zinc oxide in the tanning bed on my face, will that help prevent skin cancer?
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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Avoid tanning
As a dermatologist, i always advocate for sunscreen use to prevent skin cancer.
However, even more important than that is avoidance of tanning beds. Sunscreens do not protect you 100%, so much of the uv rays in the tanning bed is stil getting thru. Your tan is a sign that damage has been done to your skin and your skin is trying to protect itself with more pigment. So ditch the tanning bed!

In brief: Avoid tanning
As a dermatologist, i always advocate for sunscreen use to prevent skin cancer.
However, even more important than that is avoidance of tanning beds. Sunscreens do not protect you 100%, so much of the uv rays in the tanning bed is stil getting thru. Your tan is a sign that damage has been done to your skin and your skin is trying to protect itself with more pigment. So ditch the tanning bed!
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dr. Margaret Mann
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Only on
Your nose. Choosing tanning booth and the vanity of a healthy [?] tan is in fact risky and unhealthy.

In brief: Only on
Your nose. Choosing tanning booth and the vanity of a healthy [?] tan is in fact risky and unhealthy.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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