Don’t fake bake on a sunbed
Some like it hot and I’m not averse to a bit of basking myself on holiday. But if there’s one topic that gets me hot under the collar it’s ... sunbed use.
From the moment someone enters my studio, I can tell a few things instantly just by glancing at their skin and the most noticeable crime written all over your face is using sunbeds.
A suntan from your holiday is very different from one bought in a shop. For a start, the sunbed tan has a dull matt colour that zaps the life from your skin.
It leaves it looking dull, parched and lifeless which is the most difficult skin to work with.
Make up tends to sit on its surface and takes far longer to set, so making it last for a wedding becomes a tricky job.
The skin becomes so dehydrated, almost like a brittle layer on top, which doesn’t want to let products penetrate. It just sits on the top.
If you are dead set on having a tan and don’t want to fake it, at least only fry your body and cover your face.
I can match the colours but your face will still have some life about it.
When I try to explain the damage sunbeds are doing to young girls, they don’t want to hear. They don’t really care because they think they’ll have perfect skin and be 20 forever.
They think their 30s and 40s will never come. Guess what? They do and I’ve seen some horrendous UV damage that would shock you.
In fact, I posted an article on my Facebook page recently about a woman who was having so much surgery from skin cancer that she was left was holes all over her face.
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