When it comes to our appearance we can’t get enough of finding out what the latest trend is or which celebrity is wearing the next biggest thing.. But when it comes to the colour of our skin we all seem to want that golden tan all year round. Some may say it makes you feel better when you have a bit of colour, younger girls don’t want to be ‘the pale one’ in their friendship groups and some just want to feel like they’ve just stepped off the plane from the Bahamas all year round. So to create awareness on ‘Safe Tanning’ and the harms of using sun beds I have collaborated with the lovely Claire Dale (Campaign Manager of Melanoma UK).
First of all let me start by telling you, I am no angel when it comes to the sun.. As my Dad is greek I have always tanned easily and always wanted to make the most of ‘getting a good tan’ when I’m on holiday, but as the years have gone by my skin has started to change and new moles have appeared and existing moles have become larger.. and I’m sure this is because of the amount of exposure to the sun my skin has had, I’m now 24 and think to myself ‘I’d rather make changes now before its too late’. I even went to the doctors to get my skin checked and will be going back regularly as it is so important to spot any signs of changes to moles or freckles.
Since meeting with Claire I have learnt that wearing a low factor sun cream on holiday just so that I can get as tanned as possible for my tan to only last a few week is just not worth it when you see the long term effects it has on your skin. The sun causes your skin to age dramatically giving you wrinkles and age spots.. over the years these can develop into moles and even skin cancer. It’s just not worth it! This blog post is all about awareness and getting you all to spread the word to check your skin regularly and no matter how young or old you are LOOK AFTER YOUR SKIN!!!
Whilst being invited to many salons in Cheshire to try out the latest spray tans, I am also a big fan of doing it yourself at home.. Claire was kind enough to send me the full range of ‘Make Believe’ tanning products as I haven’t used them before and from their gradual tan to their dark tanning mouse there is a tan to suit everybody. I have loved using these products, their gradual tan is amazing and their self tan lotion with bronzer has given me such an even golden tan. The key is definitely in the application.. Here are some top tips from Cosmo Magazine on how to ‘FAKE IT’.
I am off to Monte Carlos in June, so I will be following Claire’s rules for keeping safe in the sun this year.
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