A BEAUTY lover has shared her tanning routine which involves putting the intensity to the max and switching the fans off.
Although sunbeds have long been associated with skin cancer and have been banned in Australia and Brazil, here, in the UK, the dangerous machines are still legal.
However, after years of relentless campaigning, with The Sun’s Fabulous campaign Dying For A Tan raising awareness about the dangers, the end of the practice could be closer than ever.
And this might be bad news for one beauty lover, Nicole Freya, 21, from Essex.
The young lash tech loves rocking a tanned complexion so much, she bronzes up her skin with the maximum intensity and will even switch the fan off.
After allegedly being asked which sunbed she uses, Nicole took it to TikTok to share her routine – and it's safe to say, she was very soon slammed.
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Although she's claimed to have cut down using sunbeds to four times times a week, one thing is for sure – Nicole will make the most out of every visit.
According to the now-viral video, which has been viewed more than 440,000 times, the beauty lover will lather herself in tanning lotion, hop in a model called megaSun 9700 and lay there for 20 minutes.
After changing the settings to match her preferences, Nicole will put the face tanner to the highest intensity and turn the fan either almost or completely off.
This is because, as a fellow beauty lover explained, sweat blocks any UV rays.
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To achieve the ultimate tan of her dreams, she also uses carrot oil and a tanning nasal spray.
But although the video has garnered a lot of attention and compliments on her skin, there has also been a lot of backlash by people concerned about Nicole's health.
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One person begged: ''Please please please don't use them. It's not if you'll get skin cancer […].''
Another agreed, writing: ''I spent thousands on sunscreens and skin care and I see people do this to themselves.''
''I use to do that and now i have brown spots and marks everywere, with all the protective moisturisers and uv,uva etc in the WORLD [sic],'' a former fan of sunbeds warned.
''Going to regret it when you look 45 when you are 30 they age you so fast I did it and regret it every single day [crying emoji] I need a time machine,'' a fourth viewer joined.
Sunbeds have long been linked to skin cancer and have even been banned in countries like Brazil and Australia.
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According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), there is significant evidence to show that using tanning beds causes melanoma.
They report that sunbeds increase the risk of skin cancer by up to 20 per cent, and also state that they have no positive benefits to our health.
Are sunbeds safe? Carol Cooper, Sun Doctor, responds
''Let’s be clear about sunbeds. It’s not just ‘some’ experts that say they’re bad for your skin. It’s almost all of them.
''All three common skin cancers are linked with excess UV rays.
''And there’s overwhelming evidence that, compared with natural sunlight, sunbeds are far more likely to cause skin cancer.
''Actually, anyone who’s ever used a sunbed is at least 20% more likely to develop malignant melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer.
''UV rays damage the DNA in skin cells, so they’re more likely to mutate into cancer. You don’t even have to burn for it to happen.''
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