Sunbeds should be avoided.

Sunbeds expose you to higher levels of UV radiation than the sun. They increase your risk of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.

Sunbeds are not a safe way to tan or boost your vitamin D.

The Health (Protection) Amendment Act bans people under the age of 18 from using commercial sunbeds from 4 January 2017.

Read the Act.

Find out more about sunbed regulations around the world.