Singer Sandi Thom joins sunbed warning campaign

August 19th, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Aug 19 (ANI): Pop singer Sandi Thom has joined hands with Cancer Research UK to warn young people about the dangers of using a sunbed.

The computer-generated images show the 27-year-old singer with deep-set wrinkles, drooping eyelids, under-eye bags, and sagging and discoloured skin, thus warning youngsters of the dangers of sunbed.

One set of images shows how the fresh-faced Thom would look at 57 as a result of natural age progression, while the second set shows her at the same age after decades of over-exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays - resulting in 70 per cent more wrinkles.

According to the charity using a sunbed before the age of 35 increases the risk of skin cancer by 75 per cent.

Thom, who was herself a regular sunbed user is shocked to see the images.

“I”m in a state of shock and the thought of looking like this at 57 is terrifying. Having seen these images I can honestly say I am never going to use a sunbed again, the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

“You can so easily get brown from a bottle these days, there is just no point in ruining your looks and risking skin cancer by using sunbeds.

I hope the horrible image of me will make other young people think twice before they next use a sunbed,” she added. (ANI)

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