My mum owns a sunbed business so I get free tan for life… trolls talk about skin cancer, but I don't care | The Sun

WHILST some love their pale complexion, others feel their best rocking a tan – and India Cooney belongs in the latter category.

The 20-year-old, believed to be from Essex, claimed she only ever feels happy when she's bronzed – and she's not fussed about premature ageing and wrinkles either.

India, whose mum runs a tanning shop business, regularly visits sunbeds and even follows a routine to keep her skin bronzed.

Recently, she chuckled on TikTok, her mum's occupation meant free tan for life.

However, social media users found the obsession less than amusing – they said rather than ''free sunbeds 4 life'', India would be getting ''free skin cancer for life''.

But despite people showing concern about fine lines, the beauty lover revealed her look-alike mother also does Botox, which would help with achieving a smooth complexion.

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Sunbeds have long been linked to skin cancer and have even been banned in countries like Brazil and Australia.

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.

Sharing her expertise, Carol Cooper, Sun Doctor, said: '' 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.

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''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.

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''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.''

Just like Carol Cooper, numerous social media users flocked to comments to warn India and say that one day she will regret the decision.

''Free sun beds for thirty years!'' one wrote.

Others also strongly advised India to stick to different tanning methods, such as fake tan.

''Swap sunbed to home self tan. Have a good skin care routine. ( vitamin c serum is great for fading sundamage on skin),'' a fellow beauty lover recommended.

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Someone else was shocked: ''I thought these were illegal or is it 2006 again ?''

Another warned of their horrific experience: ''You’re so young! I’m 27 work in a tanning salon and did this and caused broken capillaries/hyperpigmentation + pre mature wrinkles.''

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