Some people believe that having a tan makes them look more attractive. This is a cultural phenomenon, as tanned skin was once associated with outdoor labor and therefore considered to be lower class. Nowadays, however, tanned skin is often seen as a sign of wealth and leisure, as people who can afford to spend time outdoors in the sun or at a tanning salon are generally considered to be well-off. There are also some health benefits associated with moderate sun exposure, such as the production of vitamin D.
On the other hand, there are a number of risks associated with tanning. ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure is the main cause of skin cancer, and even moderate exposure can increase your risk. Tanning can also cause premature aging of the skin, as well as other problems such as sunburn, eye damage, and immune system suppression. This is why tanning should be done in moderation in a controlled environment like a tanning salon.