Man on suntan injection warning after being left looking like ‘Madge of Benidorm’

Dylan Wright, 28, from Colchester in Essex, said his skin had become so dark he looked like ‘Madge from Benidorm’ and he now finds himself with the freckled skin of a man 60 years old.

Dylan Wright, right, joked that he looked like ‘Madge from Benidorm’

A man warns of ‘dangerous’ suntan injections after he turned so dark he ‘looked like Madge from Benidorm’.

Dylan Wright, 28, was desperate to take full advantage of the scorching sun during his mini-break in Sitges, Spain, so he tried to get ahead of the game.

The customer service worker bought £10 tanning injections online to speed up his tan and injected two before leaving for the airport.

But he said that by the end of his six-day trip his look had caught the attention of fellow holidaymakers and he was now left with the freckled skin of a 60-year-old man.

A startling image posted to TikTok in December shows Mr Wright with incredibly gloomy arms and face as he smiles with a drink in hand with his best friend Jake Bolton, 29.

Other snaps show him laying on his balcony and sitting with a cocktail, sporting dramatically contrasting bleached blonde hair and a white shirt that he says made him look like “a pint of Guinness.”

Dylan Wright warns of ‘dangerous’ injections


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The holidaymaker bought the £10 jabs online


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The tanning mistake left him with dry skin and permanent new freckles that sparked cancer scare, so he is now sharing the footage from his July 2014 vacation as a warning to others who may be considering the controversial injections.

Tanning strokes contain the laboratory hormone called melanotan II, which increases the production of melanin in the skin and can cause an increase in moles and freckles.

Mr Wright, from Colchester, Essex, admits he spent nine hours a day in the sun and should have only injected himself once rather than twice, but says he was young and “felt invincible” at the time.

After highlighting his failure in a light-hearted TikTok video, some users commented on their interest in the injections, and he’s since warned them against it to avoid having sun-damaged skin like him.

He said: “The doctors called me stupid and told me it was a side effect of the medicine, but now I’m stuck with them.

“I have lots of freckles on my arms and face. I freckle like I’m 50 or 60.

“I feel like my skin is aging. I still have marks to show and it can have lasting effects.”

He joked: “After seeing the pic I thought ‘oh my god, that’s not cool’. I was more scared of looking like Madge from Benidorm. didn’t look well.

Mr Wright wanted to enjoy the sun


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He took the jabs ahead of his holiday in Sitges


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The sun worshiper said he forgot the injections and they probably wouldn’t work because he bought them online.

“I think you’re only supposed to inject one, but I was afraid to get the syringes through security, so I wanted to take two to last through the holidays,” he said. declared.

“Because injections make tanning more effective, being in the sun for nine hours a day is like being in the sun for a week every day and that was the problem.

“Looking back, I laugh and my friends always ask me to show new friends because they still can’t believe it.”

After returning to the UK, Mr Wright’s parents could not understand why he had such dark skin as he refused to tell them what he had done, fearing their reaction.

He has since come clean and has now posted to share his embarrassment via a light TikTok, garnering over 50,000 views.

ITV’s Madge Harvey of Benidorm

However, he thinks there is an important message to learn and encourages any holidaymaker looking for a tan to avoid the injections they have taken to dodge any long-term marks that remain.

“I’ve definitely learned my lesson. It really isn’t worth it. There are safer ways to tan, like fake tan,” he said.

“I haven’t been on a tanning bed since. It woke me up. As I got older, I changed my ways. It’s a classic case of turning 20 and thinking you’re invincible.”

Mr Wright’s TikTok video now has over 300 comments, with some people still keen to try the jabs.

One person commented “I need it” while another said “it’s awful”.

Another joked: “This is the best thing I’ve seen all day.”

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