Commercial solariums have been banned in most states in Australia for many years, but they are still available for use at home. A tipster was shocked to see this advertisement on Instagram this week, with the company offering users the chance to buy a solarium for their homes — and yes, it is still legal to sell the machines. The Victorian government has promised to crack down on illegal operators, but there’s not much that can be done about this.

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