Former Big Brother contestant and sunbed lover Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace has issued a stark warning to her fans online, after a recent trip to the tanning beds left her with painful burns
Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace has shared some painful looking snaps, after a sunbed trip went wrong.
Wincing as she spoke to the camera, the reality TV star, 42, told her Instagram followers her red face was due to overdoing it on a recent experience on a sunbed.
“I’ve not put a filter on, on purpose, I know I look atrocious but I wanted you to see that I’ve burned myself really badly on a sunbed,” she told her 402,000 followers.
In the short clip, the star’s face was clearly sore – with her eyes appearing to have swollen.
She continued to explain her injuries, saying: “So it’s all here and, if you can see, my eyes are really swollen, I’ve got puffy bags filled with liquid.”
“Be careful. I only had eight minutes. Be careful girls and boys,” she warned her online fans at the end of her Instagram Story.
Aisleyne has been a long-time user of sunbeds over the years – despite many other celebrities turning their backs on the controversial tanning method.
The star – who became a household name during the late Nikki Grahme’s series of Big Brother in 2006 – even once shared a saucy snap of herself naked on a tanning bed in 2015.
Pouting in the UV-drenched device in the snap shared to her social media accounts, the star wore nothing but a pair of tanning goggles for her trip to the electric beach.
“Always wear protection,” she joked in the caption of the steamy picture.
One-time a favourite with celebrities looking to top up their tan, many famous faces have been ditching their sunbed addictions in recent years.
In 2016, former TOWIE star Ferne McCann confessed she had quit the tanning beds after a cancer scare.
The Essex beauty vowed not to use sunbeds again after having two moles removed and being advised by doctors to be more cautious.
“I used to use sunbeds all the time, but I’m totally against them now,” she admitted to Now magazine.
“I had two moles come up on my face, so I went to see a doctor who said I should get them removed as soon as possible. I’d had them for a while and they started to become more noticeable.”
She added that although the moles didn’t turn out to be cancerous, it was the wake up call she needed.
“It took this scare to make me realise how dangerous sunbeds can be. It’s not healthy at all,” the reality TV star explained.
Sunbed users who bash the beds before the age of 35 increase their chances of developing melanoma by a whopping 87%.
UV rays are often stronger than the midday Mediterranean sun and just 20 minutes on a sunbed can be the equivalent to four hours in the sun.
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