Overseas medical insurance customers might want to pay attention to health warnings about tanning.
According to recent research conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Superdrug, women tend to indulge in time under the sunbeds right before their holiday.
Indeed, eight out of ten women surveyed said that they went to the sunbeds at least four times in the days leading up to their vacation.
This is in spite of the well-publicised health warnings regarding skin cancer and sunbeds.
The research confirmed that having a noticeable tan is still very desirable for 54 per cent of those questioned.
However, the majority were shown to be sticking to the safer fake tan products, although a fifth of those surveyed use sunbeds for an average of 252 hours – or ten and a half days.
People who spend a lot of time under the sun in hot climates or in sunbeds might want to check that they have overseas medical insurance to ensure that they receive the best treatment should problems develop.