Teen Cries After Getting Spray Tan For Prom Now Tear Stains ‘Won’t Come Off’ Face2,844 views
Now she really has something to sob about! Teen who cried after getting a spray tan for prom shares hilarious image of tear stains that ‘won’t come off’ her face and neck
- Skyler Davis, a 17-year-old from Ohio, shared a picture online after a spray tan mishap
- Shortly after getting sprayed, she got into an argument with her boyfriend that left her in tears
- The tears appear to have run through the newly-applied tan, leaving her with light-colored streaks down her face
- The image has now gone viral on Imgur, racking up three million views in just a few days
Spray tan salons have a reason for advising clients not to shower or get their skin wet for several hours after tanning. And those who don’t heed that warning? Well, they may just have a faux-bronze disaster.
Skyler Davis, a 17-year-old high schooler from Ohio, learned that the hard way, and her ‘after’ pictures serve as a lesson to us all: If you cry after hitting the salon, it will totally ruin your tan.
In an image posted by a friend on Imgur, Skyler can be seen in her car with a healthy brown glow. Unfortunately, that glow doesn’t extend to the places where tears ran down her cheeks, chin, and neck, leaving an untanned trail inching below the neckline of her T-shirt.
Skyler revealed to BuzzFeed that her prom was this past weekend, and she decided to get a faux glow before the big dance.
She hit up the Bella Via Day Spa in Toledo two days before the event, getting a custom spray from one of the salon’s technicians.
Shortly after leaving, though, she got into an argument with her boyfriend, Chris Lepre — and started to cry.
Those tears streamed down her face in two lines on either side.They dripped down her cheeks, under her chin, and met down the center of her neck, leaving her with untanned lined framed by darker brown pigmentation, where the spray tan puddled around the outside of her tears.
‘As soon as my tears started coming, I saw I had no tissues in my car and knew I was doomed,’ she said. ‘All of a sudden there were white streaks on my once tan face. Looking in the mirror, I only began to cry more, and there was absolutely nothing I could do but let the tears roll down my face and completely ruin my spray tan.’
Though she and Chris soon made up, the damage was done — the spray tan had been ruined.
Luckily, though, Skyler hadn’t been wearing the tanner for too long, and was able to wash it all off in the shower before any of the color set in.
She then went back to the spa the next day and got the fake bake re-done, so she was bronzed and ready for prom on Saturday.
In the meantime, though, the image had already gone viral after she shared it on Twitter, and a friend posted it on Imgur.
‘I was just a girl with a messed up spray tan, I had no idea this would ever go viral,’ Skyler added.
And in case she hadn’t managed to fix the damage before it dyed her skin, a few helpful Reddit and Imgur commenters offered some advice. One suggested that the salon might have a way to fix it for free, while a former salon worker advised that she exfoliate, wash, and repeat to speed up the tan’s fading.
Another recommended using South Seas’ Uh Oh Self Tan Remover, while Bronze Buffer Self-Tan Removers also do the job.
In a fix, adding a bit of baking soda to an exfoliating routine can also hurry along the removal process.
Those tips could certainly come in handy for a few other women who’ve gone viral for their spray tan and self-tan mishaps.
In February, 27-year-old Kirsty Reeves from Essex in the U.K. had an unfortunate reaction to some St. Tropex tanning mousse.
Instead of getting a bronze glow, she ended up with a green sheen all over, making her look distinctly like Princess Fiona from Shrek.
Kirsty said she wasn’t surprised when it looked green as she slathered it on, since it had in the past. But this time, it stayed green after she washed it off and dyed her skin that color, too.
‘I left it for about 45 minutes as usual but it was getting greener and greener,’ Kristy, whose friend suggested that the can got air in it, said. ‘My dad was calling me Hulk and Princess Fiona.’
Imogen Silversides, a 17-year-old Brit from North Yorkshire, also had a color disaster — though this one was mostly her own fault.
Imogen thought she could get an even faux-tan by applying it with a paint roller, but she ended up with way too much product on her face and body.
‘It didn’t take me long to realize that this was a bad idea and that it had gone wrong,’ she told Cosmopolitan.co.uk. ‘However there was nothing I could do as I had already fake tanned my arms and legs with the roller, so there was no going back at this point.’
She was left looking like she’d bathed in oil.
Gemma Colley, also from the UK, suffered a tanning accident that didn’t much seem to ruin her own color — but did leave her newborn son with some odd tan lines.
In 2015, she didn’t wait long enough after her spray tan before breastfeeding, leaving her son with a ‘five o’clock shadow’ of brown around his chubby cheeks, chin, nose, and mouth.
‘From one mum to another, I’d like to let you know about my epic fail of fails,’ she jokingly wrote on her blog, The Unmumsy Mum, at the time.
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