Teen Girls' Tanning Habits Are Influenced by Moms, Study Says
So what do moms have to do with it? Katie Baker, a doctoral student at East Tennessee State says, "I grew up in a community where indoor tanning was prevalent, and young women who want to start tanning before they reach 16 or 17 have to rely on their mother to not only transport them, but to pay for their tanning."
But many states restrict those under 18 from indoor tanning altogether, hoping to prevent teens from exposing themselves to the UV beds, which are categorized as class I carcinogens.
What about you? Do you go to tanning salons? When did you start, and did you go with your mom? Let us know about your experience in the comments.