Everybody knows the skin cancer risks associated with tanning in the sun or in a tanning bed, and yet people who can't stand being pale are willing to take that risk so their skin stays nicely bronzed.
These people also tend to believe tanning beds are safer than tanning in the sun, so they hit the UV beds and tan without applying sunscreen thinking they'll be fine.
Well, Margaret Murphy from Dublin, Ireland wants these people to know that skin cancer is not a joke, so she's sharing pictures of her face while receiving daily treatments to remove pre-cancerous cells to send a message.
Margaret says she started tanning while living in Crete for a decade, and continued to use tanning beds when she returned home to Dublin, which resulted in the development of Actinic Keratosis on her face.
Now she's undergoing an Efudix treatment, which burns the pre-cancerous cells off her face, and sharing the pain on her Facebook page Mag's Murphys Journey, so people will learn from her mistake and use a high factor sunscreen.