Do not use sunbeds!
Sunbeds are not a safe alternative to lying outside in the sun as skin will still be exposed to harmful UV rays. There are many health risks linked to sunbeds which include:
“Using sunbeds before the age of 35 increases your risk of skin cancer by up to 75%,” says Katy Scammell of Cancer Research UK’s SunSmart campaign “they also accelerate the skin’s natural ageing process”
Thankfully, It is now illegal for people under 18 years old to use sunbeds, including in tanning salons, beauty salons, leisure centres, gyms and hotels.
Do not use sunbeds or other UV tanning equipment if:
Further information can be obtained from the Cancer Research UK www.cancerresearchuk.org