I was in Punta Cana last week and you can’t imagine all the people sunning themselves by the pools. Young, old, male, female, lots of kids……and all a golden brown. They looked great, but it’s the wrong thing to do.
There is no doubt that this can lead to skin cancer.
Sure there are some people who tan all their lives and never look old or get cancer, but there’s a whole bunch of folks who get skin cancer and if not, have skin that is old and weathered. Be sure you check with a dermatologist twice a year.
Some sun is good for you–Vitamin D and all that. But baking in it is not. I know you look healthy and fit with a tan, but it just isn’t worth it.