I wanted to be bronzed on holiday so I slathered myself in tanning oil – it was a big mistake, now I look like a tomato | The Sun

A WOMAN has revealed that she wanted to get a tan when on holiday, but things all went wrong when she used tanning oil instead of sun cream.

Chloe Holladay, a beauty fan from the United States, explained that she wore tanning oil in the hope that she would be left bronzed, but instead was left looking like a tomato as a result of a nasty sunburn. 

Chloe urged people to ‘wear your sunscreen’ as she showed off her painful sunburn.

In a recent social media clip, we saw Chloe show off her sunburn lines.

Not only was her face bright red, but she had burn lines from a halterneck top she had been wearing when out in the sun.

Addressing her blunder, the young woman said: “This is your reminder that tanning oil and sunscreen are not the same thing.

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“I have this mentality that sunscreen is gonna keep you from getting any sun, so I refuse.

“And now I'm regretting it.”

The blonde beauty then added: “It's giving tomato.” 

The social media user later confirmed: “I just wanted a good tan!”

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Chloe’s TikTok clip, which was shared under the username @chloe_holladay, has clearly left many open-mouthed, as it has quickly amassed a whopping 146,200 views.

Social media users were left totally stunned at Chloe’s sunburn and many were eager to encourage Chloe to be more careful next time. 

One person said: “CHLOE. Make sure you don’t spike a fever, take care of yourself!”

Another added: “You can definitely still get a tan with sunscreen, lawd I hope you don’t get blisters or sun poisoning bless you girl.”

A third commented: “Girl! Wear sunscreen!!! Coming from a 26 year old with Melanoma.”

Whilst someone else chimed in: “Girl you can still tan with sunscreen! Take it from someone who uses 50SPF religiously.” 

Sun cream is a must for protecting your skin against UV rays.

Sunburn increases your risk of skin cancer and sunburn does not just happen on holiday. You can burn in the UK, even when it's cloudy. 

When buying sun cream, the label should have a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 to protect against UVB and at least 4-star UVA protection. 

UVA protection can also be indicated by the letters "UVA" in a circle, which indicates that it meets the EU standard.

It’s also important that you make sure the sun cream is not past its expiry date.

A new study by The Sun on Sunday found that Brits are being burned by the soaring cost of sunscreen, as prices are hiked by an eye-watering 51%.

Parents wanting to protect their child from sunburn and the threat of skin cancer will now need to pay more than £8 for Nivea's 50ml size of Sun Kids Protect & Care SPF50 – up from £5.30 since summer 2022.

Aldi, which sells the cheapest bottle, has bumped the price of its factor 30 Lacura spray by 33 per cent.

The revelations come in the same week that research by ­consumer experts Which? showed that supermarket own-brand sun cream is among the most effective.

Sun on Sunday doctor Jeff Foster said: “The number of people being diagnosed with skin cancer is ­increasing each year. 

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“The rise in ­prices can make us all think twice about how we spend our money, but ­sunscreen with an SPF of 50 might one day save your life.”

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