I've been in a tanning bed several times before vacations to get a little tan so I wouldn't be a red beet. But, there are some teachers on my campus who are going 4-5 times a week and they look like walking leather purses. Honestly, some are too old and it really makes their skin look thick, crusty-brown, and dry. I think they must have an addiction to them. I'd be worried about skin cancer too. Just really wondering if this is a Southern thing or is it everywhere?