Take your sunscreen on vacation instead of getting your base tan at a salon. A review of seven studies revealed that your risk of melanoma-the deadliest form of skin cancer- increases by 75 percent if you're exposed to tanning beds before the age of 35 ! People who plan sunny vacations often visit the tanning salon to aquire a "base tan" to avoid burning. But Doctors advise skipping the exposure to UV lights and stress for vacationers to instead USE SUNSCREEN. Tanning under lamps is equivalent to only a SPF 4 or less. Many studies show that the risk of melanoma was increased by 300% for those using tanning beds occasionally and by 800% for those using tanning beds more than 10 times a year. The FDA estimates that about 38,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma this year in the U.S. and 7,300 people will die from this condition. The United States Department of Health & Human Services names UV radiation from the sun, and from artificial sources such as tanning beds and sun lamps, as a proven carcinogen.