It’s that time of the year. Time to pack your bags and head out to the beach, where you can relax with your friends and swim in clear blue waters. But you are as pale as a ghost. You don’t want to get a sunburn. That’ll spoil your holiday.
You’ve heard that a base tan can prevent that from happening, so, before leaving, you book a couple of sessions at your local tanning salon. Now you’ll be able to soak up the sun and enjoy yourself without worrying about sun damage.
Or so the myth goes. The reality is very different.