are getting some bad 'pub', these days. It's of those 'gray areas', that isn't as obvious as it seems. IF, you are going to, say, a Mexican beach, for vacation, you really need to pre-condition your skin, so you don't get BURNED. Been there, done that , a BUNCH of times. If you don't 'pre-tan', with a tanning bed, you will REALLY get burned, when you get there. Am 'not at all' for indiscriminate tanning, on a long term basis, BUT, there is a place for it, as you head for the beach, with your pale winter skin.