At the weekend I headed off to Liverpool with twenty other
girls for a friends hen do celebration, preparations had been going on in
earnest ready for the weekend. Gel
nails were applied with shiny little gems, hair straightened and bodies tanned
a healthy (if not slightly orange!) colour.
I felt in awe of the others who were completely transformed, whilst I
kept telling myself being pale is “interesting”… but not convincing anyone!
was the mother hen of the group, making sure everyone was wearing their seat
belts on the mini bus, tutting if they started drinking before lunchtime (the
thought of a glass of wine at 9am turned my tummy!) and worrying about the
impact of the girls using tanning beds!
Luckily the majority used a fake tan spray, but they did seem to have
lots of issues with the colour of their hands and feet. I have never used fake tan myself so I do
not know what is the right way to apply it, just that it seems quite a
complicated process to perfect and far too time consuming for me to bother.
the hen that uses tanning beds regularly I will suggest looking at the tanning products at Just MyLook.co.uk in
future. It’s my nature to worry, often
unnecessarily, but tanning beds do seem to have a lot of bad press and it makes
sense to see what alternatives are available.
Reading this article
in the NHS just confirms all of that so a tanning product would avoid all
the worry about increased risks of skin cancer. Although the young girls do not consider the long-term health
risks they just feel so youthful right now problems like that seem a million
years away. I might get them to switch
to other products at Just My Look if
I mention things like leathery, wrinkled skin.
My friends are not vain they just like to look their best, so telling
them that might be the catalyst they need to stop using tanning beds for