Food For Thought

It’s official, Sunbeds cause Skin Cancer

white-space-for-blog37Not a massive surprise I am sure to Cult Beauty blog readers, but the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has just announced that they have reclassified UV-emitting tanning devices – sunbeds to you and I – as “Carcinogenic to magda-something-about-mary3Humans”. Twenty independent studies have shown that the risk of cutaneous melanoma is increased by 75% in individuals who begin using tanning devices before the age of 30.

These results reinforce current recommendations by the World Health Organization to avoid sunlamps and tanning parlours, on top of the advice of every dermatologist and doctor in the land. With the quality of fake tans out there at such a high standard there is no excuse to continue with this madness.

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…