Are you happy? Terry Dinham, managing director, Leisure Group

Basic sunbeds were primitive and we've seen a lot of change. They offer that general feeling of warmth. If you're told, 'You look tired this morning', you're down for the rest of the day. If you've got a tan, though, you've got that inner glow. You feel happy.

Tanning has taken a lot of stick. There has been a lot of irresponsible tanning, but natural sunlight has a positive effect. When the sun comes out you see people in the park having their sandwiches. Kids love running about in the sun. Of course, there are those who don't act responsibly overseas. When the Spanish see red shoulders and blisters, they know it's a British person. We're in a much safer era of tanning. People should be aware of the dangers, but also how good it makes you feel.

I don't like being indoors - my skin gets dishevelled. When I look out of the window and it's dull, I feel dull. I spend about four months a year in Spain. I've just come back, so I'm at a bad moment. I just hate being away.

In China, women try to keep their skin light by using brollies and masks. A lightening booth is now available, but it's not a quick fix. Skin becomes lighter through the inhibition of melanin. It's being introduced to Pakistan. In India, it's a £30m business. Perhaps it's cultural. A cosmetic tan makes me happy, and I have the added bonus that I can go out in the sun and feel the invigoration.

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