Tawny Willoughby has been tanning since she was a high school student.
She would lay out four to five times a week. But, when she turned 21, her tanning addiction caught up with her.
Willoughby posted a graphic selfie to Facebook showing how it’s dramatically transformed her life:
This is what Willoughby wrote in a Facebook post cautioning others about using tanning beds:
If anyone needs a little motivation to not lay in the tanning bed and sun here ya go! This is what skin cancer treatment can look like. Wear sunscreen and get a spray tan. You only get one skin and you should take care of it. Learn from other people’s mistakes. Don’t let tanning prevent you from seeing your children grow up. That’s my biggest fear now that I have a two year old little boy of my own.
Thankfully, Willoughby’s back to her old smiling self. But she must be checked for cancer every 6-12 months, and has had to undergo extensive treatment.
The CDC has warned people about just how dangerous indoor tanning can be:
Causes premature skin aging, like wrinkles and age spots.
Changes your skin texture.
Increases the risk of potentially blinding eye diseases, if eye protection is not used.