Category: Interpersonal Communication

“Tanorexia” problems may begin with mom

tanning bed

Are moms helping their daughters get more than a bronzed complexion?

Teen girls use tan beds. They tan before prom. College girls tan. They tan year-round, but mostly right before spring break. This is no breaking news.

What a recent study has revealed, though, is that the phenomenon all too jokingly called “tanorexia,” meaning when people (usually females but not always) tan way too much and increase their chances of skin cancer way too much, can be highly influenced by mothers.

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