Even seniors are into indoor tanning. A recently published report by Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers found that about 10 percent of 50-to-64-year-olds surveyed and 8 percent of those 65 and older had basked in artificial rays. Dermatologists aren't thrilled.
People over 50, especially men, are already at heightened risk for skin cancer because of long sun exposure, says Roger Ceilley, clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Iowa and a past president of the American Academy of Dermatology; getting extra is a "very bad idea." And it doesn't do much for the crow's-feet.