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suntan

Darkening of the skin caused by exposure to the sun. See: tanning salon; sunburn; sunscreen

CAUTION!

A suntan predisposes exposed skin to basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, and premature aging.
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Molten plastic dripped on to the suntanning machine below and that started to burn.
BE especially careful when suntanning near water, sand or concrete, which reflect and intensify the amount of sunlight you are exposed to.
Over 50 years ago the FDA authored an opinion that classified products promoted for preventing damage from the sun as drugs, and products promoted for improved suntanning as cosmetics.