Dear Jeannine...

I just read your article about tanning beds and I have to admit, I not only love them, but I have one. In my house.  Yeah, I know. I might as well smoke a pack of cigarettes a day! BUT, I recently had a moment where I felt the desire to embrace my fairness and get healthy!  How did you find a good dermatologist?


First of all, I’m so proud of you for wanting to give up tanning.  According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 419,000 cases of skin cancer in the US each year are linked to indoor tanning and believe it or not, more people develop skin cancer because of tanning than develop lung cancer because of smoking.    To find a derm in your area, check the Academy of Dermatology’s website.  They make it so easy.  You can also find free skin cancer screenings in your area there.  Hope this helps!