Daughter ingested some fake tan will she be okay?
She’s 15 and did fake tan without us knowing however she’s saying she ate whilst it was developing on her face and all she could taste was the tan and it was apparently the worst taste she’s ever experienced and she’s now saying her throat feels “strange” what’s in these self tanners is there anything harmful? i’m sure plenty of women have got it in their mouths before right?
- EdnaLv 72 months ago
Fake tan is just a liquid dye that is applied to the skin. It temporarily stains the skin and makes the skin appear tan. It's no more toxic than applying Mercurochrome to a cut on your finger would be - that stains the skin too. If fake tan was in any way toxic, it wouldn't be sold over the counter without a doctor's prescription.
Self-tanning lotions contain Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, and Mineral Oil. These ingredients have a very high pH, more than 6; and they raise the pH levels in your outer skin layer to "orange levels".
- Diane ALv 72 months ago
I cant imagine she got much in her mouth, so yes, she will be fine, If it was THAT toxic it wouldnt be marketed.
- ObamavengerLv 72 months ago
If she is still alive she should be OK.
- kelvinLv 72 months ago
she will be fine.............
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- GirlLv 52 months ago
I’m sure when they do self tan a lot of people ingest it, and it wouldn’t taste palatable. However if you think she is displaying any symptoms which seem to worsening you should consult emergency services.