According to skin cancer charity Melanoma UK exposure to tanning beds before the age of 30 increases a person’s risk of developing melanoma by 75%, and young people who regularly use tanning beds are 8 times more likely to develop melanoma than people who have never used them.
As luxury sunless tanning brand Bronzie launch their new Ultimate Fake Tan range, they have teamed up with Melanoma UK to spread awareness, help raise vital funds, and support Melanoma UK in their campaign to follow in Australia’s footsteps and ban the use of tanning beds in the UK.
Indoor tanning beds are proven to cause cancer and have been classified into the highest cancer risk category by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC). It is estimated by 2025, treatment of skin cancers will cost the NHS £465m a year.
- Sophie Tague, Tanning Expert and Melanoma UK Ambassador
As well as spreading the important message of the effects of sun bed use, Bronzie will be donating £1 from each sale of The Ultimate Tanning Mousse, The Ultimate Tanning Oil and The Ultimate Gradual Tan to Melanoma UK to help raise crucial funds for the charity.
Visit Melanomauk.org.uk to read more about the effects on tanning beds and to sign the petition to end the use of commercial tanning beds in the UK.