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Skincare boost from sunbeds

Sunbed users are twice as likely to use anti-ageing products than those who do not, a poll suggests.

Cancer Research UK said 43% of people who use sunbeds use anti-wrinkle creams and moisturisers compared to 20% of people who do not use them.

The poll of 2500 UK adults found that one-fifth of sunbed users start to use anti-ageing products by the time they are 25 in comparison to 5% of non-users.

The charity, which released the poll as part of its sunbed awareness campaign R UV UGLY, warned that sunbeds can increase the risk skin cancer and can cause skin damage.

Rates of malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, have more than quadrupled in Britain over the past 30 years, a spokesman said.

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