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.

In June 2016 the Health (Protection) Amendment Act 2016 was passed. This Act will ban 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.