Before visiting a tanning salon, it’s worth considering how sunbeds can spoil your appearance, making you look old before your time and damage your health.
The skin scan reveals the hidden cosmetic damage from UV rays that is hidden beneath your skin’s surface. This should not be used to replace a consultation by a medical professional and cannot provide a diagnosis for skin cancer. If you have any concerns about your skin, visit your GP.
The ugly facts:
Sunbeds are not a safe alternative to tanning outdoors.
Sunbeds give out UV rays which damage the DNA in your skin cells. Over time, this damage can build up and may eventually lead to skin cancer.
Sunbeds are classed as ‘carcinogenic’ by The World Health Organisation. This puts sunbeds in the same category as tobacco, alcohol and asbestos.
It’s not only so called ‘binge tanners’ who are putting themselves in danger. Using a sunbed just once a month or more can increase the risk of melanoma by more than half.
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