Woman claims the secret to her bronzed skin is snorting her fake tan

Woman claims the secret to her bronzed skin is snorting her fake tan

A woman who hails from Belfast in Northern Ireland claims that snorting spray tan via a nasal spray has given her skin a luxurious golden-brown glow.

Jamie McBride, a 28-year-old single mom, has been a sunbed addict since her teenage years, and has spent most of her adult life trying to stay bronzed. She's even resorted to tanning injections, which are currently illegal and unlicensed in the UK, using synthetic hormones to stimulate pigment cells to make more melanin.

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But for Jamie, even that just wasn't enough. So now she's taken to using a very unusual tanning method. Namely, using a special nasal spray designed to deepen tans. Despite the fact that this method is also banned and unlicensed in Great Britain, Jamie insists that she hasn't suffered any ill consequences, and is now a die-hard advocate for it.

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Commenting on her unusual tanning method in a recent interview, Jamie stated: "I first found out about nasal tanners when a few friends tried them. They recommended them, since they know I don’t like needles and would never inject myself. Like using anything you don’t know much about, putting it into my body does worry me, but everyone else I know who has used them has been okay, so I’ll be fine."

Meet the couple who are addicted to tanning injections:

She added: "I feel more beautiful and glowing with a tan, but I hate false tan, the smell of it, and how patchy it goes. With a nice tan, you always feel better – I think everyone can agree on that ... They come in a small bottle with a nasal spray top. I keep them in the fridge and take one spray up each nostril once a day for a few days to let it build up in my system. Then, if I’m having sunbeds too, I’ll up it to two sprays a day – once in the morning, and once before bed."

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Jamie continued: "In this day and age, everyone has, at some point, used a sunbed or tried a spray or injection, just to see what all the fuss is about. If anybody did try to criticise me, I wouldn’t listen anyway, because at the end of the day, it’s my body ... As with everything, there is always a risk, so if you feel it isn’t right, then fine – don’t do it. But don’t judge others for wanting a tan to feel better about themselves. Everyone has their own opinion, and this is mine."

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However, Jamie's method of tanning is hardly the most extreme out there. Meet Martina Big - a fetish model and self-described transracialist, who has been giving herself injections in an effort to 'become black'.