A tan is a good look, right? It makes us look healthy and we've all received a compliment about how great we look when we've just come back from vacation, right?
But one twenty-two-year-old student from Belfast has taken tanning one step too far. Hannah Tittensor uses sunbeds three times a week for fifteen minutes at a time. She can’t live without them and, on top of that, she uses illegal tanning jabs to top up her tan. Now she's so dark that she’s been mistaken for a woman of another race.
The twenty-two-year-old claims that her “extreme tan” is, in fact, “pretty harmless,” even though cancer runs in her family...
The addiction began when she was a teenager. Hannah got hooked on fake tanning products, but later swapped the fake tan for tanning beds. It makes her “complexion a lot nicer and glowing,” she says.
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Hannah was actually quite fair-skinned when she was a teenager.
Hannah’s boyfriend, Ben Dunlop, twenty-three, introduced her to sunbeds.says Hannah.
But she's been receiving an incredible amount of backlash or her severe bronzing recently.
Hannah admitted that she’d been doing Melanotan shots.
Melanotan injections enhance the levels of melanin in your body.
The vial is mixed with water and is injected under the skin.
Melanotan is popular with bodybuilders.The shots are used by bodybuilders to make their bodies evenly tanned for shows and competitions. Having a deep tan makes their muscles stand out more.
Hannah’s partner also uses the injections.Ben and Hannah do the injections roughly once a month prior to using the sunbeds. They don’t seem to mind the fact the injections can cause sickness.
Hannah was wary about doing the injections in the first place, though. She wasn't keen on the thought of injecting herself with the product.
Ben, Hannah’s boyfriend, reacted badly to the injection.
The hospital then discovered that it was a bacterial infection.
Hannah doesn’t think that there’s anything wrong with doing the shots.
Both Hannah and her boyfriend are aware of the risks.
The NHS advises people not to use Melanotan.This is because it hasn’t been tested and is illegal. That said, the drug can be purchased online or under the counter at some gyms and beauty salons.
Hannah was recently interviewed on UK TV show, This Morning.NHS spokesperson, which declared that, “Anyone using Melanotan should immediately stop using for your own safety. It has not been safety tested by the UK Medicine Safety Agency. Users should stop using immediately."
After the caution, Hannah announced that she would scrap the injections.“I’ll go back to fake tan," she announced, adding that she wasn't aware of the risks. We don't know, we can't really see her quitting any time soon...
She gets quite a bit of hate online.
People accused Hannah of looking like an alien.And others told her that she was trying to look like a black woman. Hannah insisted that that wasn't her intention.
She simply likes the way her skin looks when it’s tanned...
The social media posts about Hannah started getting pretty cruel.According to Daily Mail, one person posted, “No tan is worth that much sacrifice to your health. I don't understand why more people can't just embrace their natural skin colors,"
Another accused Hannah’s parents of being the culprits.
via: TwitterThis Twitter-user thought that her parents should have educated their daughter about the health risks of her habit.