Tawny Willoughby has been battling skin cancer that developed after her compulsive use of tanning beds as a teenager. She posted a selfie of what she looks like now as a warning.


This isn't it. (via @tawnybelle11)

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Tawny Willoughby posted a selfie of herself after one of her more brutal skin cancer treatments on her face. The cause of her cancer is almost certainly the insane amount of tanning she did as a teenager. Willoughby wrote on Facebook:

I did the bulk of my tanning in high school. I probably laid an average of 4-5 times a week (I laid frequently because my tan faded very fast). I never laid in the tanning bed and in the sun in the same day. I never laid in the tanning bed twice in one day. I had my first skin cancer diagnosis at 21. Now, at 27, I've had basal cell carcinoma 5 times and squamous cell carcinoma once (excluding my face). I go to the dermatologist every 6-12 months and usually have a skin cancer removed at each checkup.

The photo is so startling that it went viral. Not for the faint of heart:

If anyone needs a little motivation to not lay in the tanning bed and sun here ya go! This is what skin cancer treatment...

Posted by Tawny Willoughby on Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Sources: Tawny Willoughby | h/t Buzzfeed