Eve Mallon, from Falkirk, Scotland, shared her cautionary tale on Twitter with a photo of her leg imprinted with the Adidas logo. “That’s the last time a work out with tan on btw ahahah,” she tweeted Oct. 1 to her 1,700 followers.
that’s the last time a work out with tan on btw ahahah pic.twitter.com/1y291bdZYw
— eve (@Evemallonxx) October 1, 2017
Among the nearly 5,000 retweets and more than 43,000 likes, many sympathized with Mallon and even shared similar woes of spray tans gone wrong.
can I get your autograph??
— katie (@katiejacksonn_) October 2, 2017
— Katie Barber (@katie_barberx) October 2, 2017
Omg that used to happen to me all the time!
— Grace (@gracemaylerigo_) October 2, 2017
Girl you gotta wear loose clothing after getting a tan I work in a tanning salon , loose clothes will literally be your best friend after
— Mackenzie Gall (@MackenzieGall) October 3, 2017
omgdont out me like this, it’s actually happened before
— Rebecca (@rebeccasheeres) October 3, 2017
Remarkably, one Twitter user shared the exact same Adidas imprint on her own leg.
Mallon did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment, but it’s likely that she was wearing fitted workout pants after the spray tanning session. “With traditional self-tanners, the rule is not to exercise, sweat, get wet, or wear excessively tight clothing for at least eight hours,” Sophie Evans, St. Tropez skin finishing expert, tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
Evans speculates that Mallon put on leggings quickly after applying the tanner, causing the stitching on the fabric to cling to the substance and remove it from the skin.
“There are faster-developing self tanners that allow you to shower and exercise after just one hour, which this woman may have used,” she says. “However, from looking at the photo, it’s unlikely.”
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