We found this news in Aesthetic Medicine Magazine highlighting the dangers of sunbathing as we start to see better weather. Last year changemyface created an shocking image of the singer Sandi Thom to show how she would look as she aged using sunbeds – and also without. The difference is quite astonishing.

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Skin cancer rises among young women 08 Apr 2009 Skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer for women in their 20s. Cancer Research UK, which launched its SunSmart campaign today, released figures that show that a woman within this age range is diagnosed with malignant melanoma almost every day. It has also risen to become the third most common cancer among women in their 30s, after breast and cervical cancers. Cancer Research puts the blame for the rise on an increasing use of sunbeds and “binge tanning” on overseas holidays. However, as well as advising the public to avoid such excessive exposure to UV, the charity’s campaign will emphasise the benefits of regularly using high SPFs in skincare – to protect against both melanoma and skin ageing. “Excessive exposure to UV damages the DNA in skin cells which increases the risk of skin cancer and makes skin age faster,” said Caroline Cerny, Cancer Research UK’s SunSmart campaign manager.

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Embarrassing Teenage Bodies

October 27, 2008

Channel 4’s Embarrassing Teenage Bodies this week … We show how a sunbed obsessed teenager will look at her mother’s age. Did you know that if you use a sunbed once a week, you are 50% more susceptible to skin cancer?

We also worked with Cancer Research UK to show how singer Sandi Thom will look as she ages over using sunbeds.




Sandi Thom, the singer, confesses to using sunbeds so in partnership with Cancer Research UK, Changemyface used their age progression skills to create an image of what the singer would look like if she used sunbeds on a regular basis to raise awareness of skin cancer for the Cancer charity. She was aged from 29 to 59 years old and these are the shocking results!

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