HOUSTON – Parents you may not be aware of this, but tanning nasal sprays are now a thing on TikTok with beauty influencers claiming it gives them a golden tan.
And before your teen or college-age kid jumps on the latest tanning trend going viral on TikTok, Dr. Sherry Ingraham, a local dermatologist with Advanced Dermatologist, weighs in on the dangers of this controversial fad and offers other ways to get a bronze look.
“The trend of people shooting spray tan up their nose is just the latest in a long line of so-called TikTok challenges that have caused controversy, and often, injury,” said Dr. Ingraham, who instead recommends using topical products that have DHA, the main ingredient in self-tanning products sold over the counters.
However, Ingraham stresses that people still need to use sunscreen.
“There’s no such thing as a safe tan, and self-tanning products offer no protection from dangerous ultraviolet rays,” she said.
To see Ingraham’s favorite tanning alternatives, watch her complete interview above.
To connect with Ingraham, click here.