“Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev kicks ass. Even more so since she starred in this hilarious vid about SPF and safe tanning. (We def want to lather up after watching.)
And once you've stopped laughing, check out these 5 tanning myths.
If you get a base tan before vacation then you are completely free from skin damage.
You may be less likely to get burnt, but your skin is at the same risk.
You can’t get sunburn on an overcast or cold day.
Break out the sunscreen and start rubbing. Clouds only reduce UV rays by up to 20%. And don’t let the cold weather fool you.
People with dark skin don’t need to worry about damaging their skin.
Um, do dark people not have skin? They aren’t as likely to develop skin cancer, but it can still happen.
Tanning doesn’t cause premature aging.
No protection= gross skin. UV exposer over time causes wrinkles and a leather (jacket) look.
Tanning is a great way to get vitamin D.
The best way to get vitamin D is through diet and supplements, not tanning.