We do an awful lot to our bodies in the name of beauty. From gruelling workouts, spending money on expensive beauty products to resorting to surgical procedures, we’re always looking for ways to be more aesthetically pleasing, and consequently more in line with the impossible beauty standards that society heralds. I mean, just think about how much money you have spent trying to get smoother hair, whiter teeth and skin that instantly makes you think about exotic locales.
Yes, having tanned, bronzy skin has become such an emblem of “beauty” that fake tanning is now a million dollar industry. And it’s not hard to see why, with many of us residing in dreary parts of the globe where even the summer months don’t guarantee a decent tan. And as such, we pile on the bronzer and stock up on fake tan come rain or shine, in hopes that such products will help us rival the complexions of those who are blessed with sun and sea.
However, as anyone who has ever used fake tanners can attest to, it can be tricky to get right. And if you’re not careful, you can emerge all golden brown, but replete with streaks, splatters and other such dead give-aways that reveal that your bronzy glow came from a can; and was not a result of splashing a few thousand on plane tickets and parasol hire. I mean, just check out these 12 fake tan disasters…
1. This woman’s sunbed goggles gave her rather unfortunate tan lines
2. Oh dear
3. Streaky AF
4. What a nice shade of Oompa Loompa this woman is
5. These tan lines sure are interesting
6. I’m sure this wasn’t intentional
7. The application here is so patchy
8. And this man certainly took it a bit too far
9. Could this be the worst sunburn ever?
10. Nothing about this is “natural”
11. I hope she got a refund
12. I have no words…
Well, it’s safe to say that those were not the intended results.