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Kate Gosselin Steps Out In NYC Looking Too Tan: Source Says She’s Addicted To Tanning!

Mon, June 6, 2011 3:45pm EDT by Chloe Melas 4 Comments

Kate doubles up by fake-baking in a tanning bed AND laying poolside in her backyard — experts warn she’s aging her skin at least five years if she keeps this up all summer!

Kate Gosselin is a sun-worshiper! The 36-year-old reality star is in NYC promoting an all-new Kate Plus 8 episode and she looked shockingly tan when she arrived in NYC on June 6 to appear on the Today Show and Access Hollywood. can tell you that Kate’s orange glow isn’t from a bottle — a source tells us that the mom-of-eight lays out in her Reading, Pa., backyard five times a week from anywhere between three and five hours!

“Kate loves the sun and she’s always laying out while her kids are at home or at school,” our source says. “She also goes to the tanning bed too. She’s addicted to tanning.”

Over the years Kate has been snapped regularly going to her local tanning salon and doctors say that makes what Kate’s doing to her skin even more damaging!

“Tanning beds are much worse than laying out in the sun,” NYC dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman says. “This type of behavior can make Kate’s skin age up to five years, and it’s not just her skin. It’s a potential risk of getting skin cancer which can ultimately be deadly.”

Kate has been open about her love of the sun. She’s been spotted in a bikini on multiple occasions in Australia, North Carolina and at her home. Also, Kate tweets about catching rays in her backyard all the time!

“GM all! Its our first day of summer break here,” Kate tweets June 2. “We are… You guessed it… In the pool already this am, despite the wind.. Have a good day.”

And again … “GM all! Bright sunny day here&birds r singing outside! Yay! Anthr fun pool day,” she tweets on May 28 .”Hope ur holiday weekend is full of fun! Keep smiling! I am!”

“Too much sun impacts aging significantly. Often times when people are only 30 they’ll look 45,” says dermatologist Dr. Eric Schweiger. “You can have thick leathery skin, skin cancer, and it can lead to permanent disfigurement on the face. It increases chances of melanoma and is potentially deadly.”

Do you think Kate looks much older because of her obsession with the sun?

— Chloe Melas