I swapped sunscreen for tanning oil… and now I look like a ‘TOMATO’
- A TikToker from the University of Alabama was hoping for a good look this summer
- After ditching sunscreen for tanning oil, she ended up looking like a ‘tomato’
- The purple-colored content creator warned others of the mistake
An American content creator has shared snaps of her shocking sunburn after replacing sunscreen with tanning oil this summer.
Chloe Holladay, a beauty fan and Crimsonette from the University of Alabama was hoping she would get a nice glow from the product, but she ended up looking like a “tomato”.
Showing off her lobster skin on TikTok, Ms Holladay said: “This is your reminder that suntan oil and sunscreen are not the same thing.”
Not only was her face bright red, but she had burn lines in the form of a halter top, which she had worn while sunbathing.
Sharing the video with almost 300,000 followers, she explained: “I have this mentality that sunscreen is going to keep me out of the sun, so I refuse (to wear it).
Chloe Holladay (pictured) admitted she made a mistake after ditching sunscreen for tanning oil this summer
“And now I regret it,” she said, admitting her mistake. Smiling through the pain, she added: “It gives tomato.”
Warning of the dangers of a lack of sunscreen, she captioned the now-viral video: “Wear your sunscreen.”
The blonde beauty then commented, “I just wanted a good tan!”
Since it was posted, the video has gained over 146,000 views and received hundreds of comments concerned for the content creator.
TikTok users were stunned by the striking sunburn and warned her to be more careful next time.
One user wrote: ‘CHLOE. Make sure you don’t have a fever, take care of yourself!
Another added: “You can still tan with sunscreen hope you don’t get blisters or sun poisoning bless you girl.”
A third girl urged Chloe to wear sunscreen, she said: ‘Girl! Wear sunscreen!!! Coming from a 26 year old with melanoma.
Smiling through the pain, the popular content creator looked at her inflamed face and said, “It’s tomato”
One user added: ‘Girl! Wear sunscreen!!! Coming from a 26 year old with melanoma.
Others suggested ways Chloe could soothe her sunburn, suggesting products and plants like aloe vera.
Sunscreen is essential to protect your skin against UV rays, and burns can increase the risk of developing skin cancer.
In the UK, almost 9 in 10 cases of melanoma could be prevented by staying safe in the sun and avoiding tanning beds, according to Cancer research in the UK.
He added that getting a sunburn once every two years can triple your risk of melanoma skin cancer, compared to never getting a burn.
To stay safe in the sun, the NHS advises buying sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher to protect against UVB, and one that has at least 4-star UVA protection.
He warns people not to rely on sunscreen for protection, to wear appropriate clothing and to spend time in the shade when the sun is hottest – that is between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. UK from March to October.
Melanoma: the most dangerous form of skin cancer
Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. This happens after the DNA of skin cells is damaged (usually from harmful UV rays) and not repaired, triggering mutations that can form malignant tumors.
- Sun exposure: UV and UVB rays from the sun and tanning booths are harmful to the skin
- Moles: the more moles you have, the greater the risk of melanoma
- Skin type: Lighter skin has a higher risk of melanoma
- Hair color: redheads are more at risk than others
- Personal history: if you’ve had melanoma once, you’re more likely to get it again
- Family history: if previous relatives have been diagnosed, this increases your risk
This can be done by removing the whole section of the tumor or by the surgeon removing the skin layer by layer. When a surgeon removes it layer by layer, it helps them determine exactly where the cancer stops so they don’t have to remove more skin than necessary.
The patient may decide to use a skin graft if the surgery left a discoloration or an indentation.
- Immunotherapy, radiotherapy or chemotherapy:
This is necessary if the cancer reaches stage III or IV. This means that cancer cells have spread to lymph nodes or other organs in the body.
- Use sunscreen and don’t burn
- Avoid tanning outdoors and in beds
- Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going out
- Keep newborns out of the sun
- Examine your skin monthly
- See your doctor annually for a skin exam
Source: Skin Cancer Foundation and American Cancer Society