A WOMAN who works in a sunbed shop has revealed some of the biggest no-nos for people using the tanning machines.
The lady from Advanced Tans in Essex took to TikTok to share a video explaining "things NOT to do on a sunbed".
First up, don't even think about using "oils, lotions and creams not designed for sunbeds", as you could cause some severe damage to your skin.
Using your phone on a sunbed is another massive no no if you want to "save your eyes", as is using a sunbed when "hungover or dehydrated".
It's also not a good idea to use sunbeds after having "surgery, tattoos, fillers, waxing".
And if you're on antibiotics, it's worth checking with your doctor before having a sunbed.
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She continued her video by advising against making "yourself overheat for a ‘better tan’", as well as sitting "up too fast after a longer sunbed".
Don't wear make-up, jewellery or glasses for your sunbed session, and don't even think about using tingle cream unless you're a regular sunbed user.
"It's not for the faint hearted," she warned.
"No no no," she captioned the video.
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People quickly commented on the clip, with one writing: "When I first used tingle cream, I thought I was going to die."
"Sorry what?" another asked.
"I used to use sunbeds when I had a hangover to sweat it out of me."
To which the woman replied: "A lot of people have the same idea, but you are dehydrated after drinking and can result in passing out if you get too hot."
"I need my phone," a third commented.
"My anxiety thinks I’ll burn alive and get locked in so I can phone someone to help me if it happens."
"Yep the antibiotics thing is real. I think it makes your skin more sensitive. I burned lol," someone else wrote.
Of course, she didn't go into the health risks of having regular sunbeds in the TikTok video.
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According to the NHS website, "sunbeds give out ultraviolet (UV) rays that increase your risk of developing skin cancer, both skin cancer (melanoma) and skin cancer (non-melanoma)".
"Many sunbeds give out greater doses of UV rays than the midday tropical sun."
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