Sunbeds and Evolving Attitudes: Complex & Important to Understand

During this weekend’s event, we had some interesting conversations with members about changing attitudes to tanning beds since the 1970’s.  We talked about how it’s important to understand the risks haven’t always been as apparent as they were.  However, some still use sunbeds as part of their routine –  so widespread education is still essential.… Continue reading Sunbeds and Evolving Attitudes: Complex & Important to Understand

XL and Be Well at New College Lanarkshire: FakeBake ✌️☀️

MASScot were so excited to be invited back to XL and B Well at New College Lanarkshire this year.  It was so beneficial for us to be raising awareness in young people, especially in the company of therapists, medical professionals – and of course the ladies at Fake Bake.  We’ll be posting all about our experiences here! As you… Continue reading XL and Be Well at New College Lanarkshire: FakeBake ✌️☀️

A Tan is Your Body Trying to Protect Itself

“Tans form as a result of damage to the skin by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. When our skin is exposed to the sun we begin to produce melatonin, a dark pigment, to act as a protective layer. This pigment is known as a tan, but is really displaying that your body is trying to protect itself… Continue reading A Tan is Your Body Trying to Protect Itself