Does anyone use sunbed ?
shelly0 · 16/10/2018 13:39
Currently pregnant so haven't used a sunbed since feb but I really can't wait to get back on them despite knowing the dangers, how Can I stop myself I don't like fake tan at all. I used to go on twice a week for 10-12 mins I really don't want to go back to old ways but I'm itching too.
PurpleDaisies · 16/10/2018 22:18
But there are many people that die of all sorts of conditions that could have been prevented by then changing their lifestyle, does that make us all think about that every time we do something that might not be the best thing for us? No I don't think we do.
Rubbish. Smoking has exactly the same association with lung cancer.
Whatdoyouknow2 · 16/10/2018 22:19
MarthasGinYard - I didn't need your advice. You'll be pleased to know that I do eat healthy, I walk well over my 10k steps most days (with my child that most people are suggesting I don't seem to care about coz I have the odd sun bed 🤔) please I've never heard anything as dramatic as some of theses posts.
Most people who have replied on here seem to have pulled a little bit out of what I have said and interpreted it into something else and took it totally out of context. Have a word!
Tiptopj · 16/10/2018 22:19
I quit smoking when I was pregnant. Up until that point I'd never wanted to quit, I was a happy smoker and I suppose like you and the sunbeds, I was aware of the dangers but not really concerned enough to give up my addiction. I told myself that if I just gave up smoking whilst pregnant I could start again after if I wanted to but do you.know what? From the minute he was born I've never wanted to be near a cigarette again because suddenly I had this tiny precious person to be there for. Don't underestimate how you'll feel once your baby is here as you'll likely move heaven and earth to protect them even if it's something indirectly like regular sunbed use. Good luck x
Whatdoyouknow2 · 16/10/2018 22:23
PurpleDaisies - you might be happy like that but others aren't, so who is anyone to judge? As I've said, people are making a lifestyle choice despite the dangers and that's upto them. How is it rubbish about other things that affect health? Coz I bet you at least half of the people commenting on here are obese and think nothing of consuming calories after calories, eating loads of fatty food and causing all sorts of health problems, but that's ok isn't it?
waterlego6064 · 16/10/2018 22:23
does that make us all think about that every time we do something that might not be the best thing for us?
Well, people have different attitudes to risk, don’t they? And those attitudes often change with age.
I smoked for years- stupid, I know. I hated myself for it. I’ve given up now. I don’t drink regularly or to excess. I try not to eat too much red meat. I exercise every day. I have a healthy BMI, low body fat and low blood pressure. I still eat too much sugar but this thread isn’t about sugar consumption so I don’t feel like I need to justify those bad habits here!
Neverender · 16/10/2018 22:24
I'm weirdly brown and I don't see this as a good thing. It's not a bad thing but it's exhausting being abroad and everyone speaks to you in their native language. Perhaps we all just want what we don't have but I'd love to be pale...what a strange world we live in. There's zero judgement going on here btw x
Basecamp65 · 16/10/2018 22:26
I used sun beds for a while and they really gave me a lovely looking healthy tan.
I know have ocular (eye) cancer almost certainly from sunbed use.
If you think you could live with having a skin malignant melanoma removed - think about what that would mean in your eyes. Having an eye removed and possible blindness.
My cancer is now stable but removing it completely would mean completely losing an eye so 4 monthly checks forever. Every 4 months waiting to see if I will be seeing my Grandchildren for the last time......all for a tan.
Whatdoyouknow2 · 16/10/2018 22:28
Waterlego - but people need to justify why they choose to use a sunbed? I get everyone has their reasons for being against t, it's totally understandable but some of the things that have been said are completely ridiculous.
And for the record I am not someone that uses sunbeds religiously, I haven't used them for about 5 weeks, when I do I might use them a couple of times a week for 6 minutes, using a cream. I then use fake tan when going out/special occasions. If that makes me a bad parent as some seem to be implying then wow!! You really need to open your eyes to some of the things that go off in this world.
Whatdoyouknow2 · 16/10/2018 22:32
PurpleDaisies yes you are entitled to your opinion as is everyone else. I'm sure you make life choices that I would think are stupid. I think the world would be pretty boring if everyone agrees and did the same things.
I just feel that everyone is entitled to live their life how they please, if they are not causing any harm to anybody else, their children are cared for then who is anyone to pass judgement.
MarthasGinYard · 16/10/2018 22:32
'You'll be pleased to know that I do eat healthy, I walk well over my 10k steps most days (with my child that most people are suggesting I don't seem to care about coz I have the odd sun bed 🤔) please I've never heard anything as dramatic as some of theses posts.'
Thought you might
Oh I have I'd never seen 'anything as 'dramatic' as my hairdresser who died at 32. It's when in the end it finally went to his brain and his eyes that was really 'dramatic',
waterlego6064 · 16/10/2018 22:34
but people need to justify why they choose to use a sunbed?
Again, i’m not seeing it. People are being kind and issuing warnings about the frankly massive skin cancer risk associated with sun bed use. Many posters have shared painful stories about loved one dying of melanoma. It’s up to you whether you take any notice of those warnings or not. It’s your life!
But we are entitled to think and say that using sunbeds is daft/dangerous/vain.
Whatdoyouknow2 · 16/10/2018 22:36
MarthasGinYard - why who have I judged like?
Yeah it must be awful seeing someone die, and frustrating to see people choosing to do things that can lead to that that they could avoid. But at the end of the day millions of people make such choices every day and that is life.
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