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If You're Under 18, You May Not Be Able To Use A Tanning Bed Anymore

I'm pale as f*ck.

Casper the Friendly Ghost should be jealous of me, because I'm paler than his white sheet.

Like most girls in my predicament, I rely on spray tans for my glow.

However, several of my friends resorted to the use of tanning beds, which was something I wasn't ever allowed to go near (thanks, Mom).

Now, it looks like the days of hitting up a tanning bed before prom could be over.

According to Elle, the FDA has proposed making the use of tanning beds or sun lamps illegal for anyone under 18.

This isn't too shocking, considering the FDA already requires artificial tanning businesses to post warning labels. Those notices advise that children under 18 should not be allowed to use tanning beds.

While it's unclear if the proposal will pass, I hope it will.

Besides the obvious health concerns tanning beds create — skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US — it's also yet another thing pushing girls away from loving the skin they're in.

A regulation might not erase the desire for tanned skin, but it will at least help stigmatize it.

Besides, looking like an Oompa Loompa is never chic.

Citations: USING A TANNING BED COULD SOON BE ILLEGAL IF YOU'RE NOT THE RIGHT AGE (Elle.com)