BY Kim Benz

Once upon a time, there was a girl who grew up on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Ala. As a teenager she would bask in the warm summer sun, her skin glistening with baby oil.

Fast forward a few years. At age 17, the girl discovered tanning beds and was instantly addicted.

The girl I'm talking about is me. 

My name is Kim Benz. I'm a sun addict. Yes, this is a confession and if there was a tanaholics anonymous...

Kim Benz