You know you are having an excellent day when you have one of these in your possession:
I had a phone call from my extremely excited mum on Friday morning, claiming she had found a cure for my Prickly Heat rash. I dont even really know what it is. What I do know is that it looks a right mess.
I’ve had prickly heat for as long as I can remember. Whenever the temperature rises over about 20 degrees I become one massive itchy prickle. Its not a pretty sight. I look like a leper. Small children are frightened by the blisters and blotches on my arms and chest.
I thought I would grow out of it. I was wrong…
Back to the story!
My mum rang me up so excited that she had been speaking to “some woman” in the “sunbed shop” and that she knew how to cure prickly heat.
At this point we are ready to try anything so the woman instructs my mum (who is writing this down on a NatWest mini statement slip with one of those blue pens she has stolen from Argos) to go and buy Lancaster Tan Maximiser After Sun Cream
Now I dont know if this woman in the sunbed shop works for Lancaster, or is on commission from Selfridges, but this cream costs £22.
Do I look like a mug?
So, off me and my mum trot to the Trafford Centre on a Friday night in search of this elusive prickly heat cure. After trawling around John Lewis and Debenhams and being patronised by a few VERY orange woman we spotted the orange boxes and promptly parted with 22 english pounds.
The idea behind this stuff is to boost your tan using a ‘unique Lancaster complex called Heliosome which ”helps intensify melanin production, even without sun exposure, to prolong the tan.”
The mysterious sun bed shop Yoda said that I should apply this cream morning and evening for about 10 days before I hit the beach and I should have lovely non-prickly arms and legs. It also claims to enhance your tan between 50-80%.
Not a massively appetising picture – sorry.
This stuff smells awesome and it soaks into the skin so easily. It’s lovely and light and makes you smell like holidays.
I cant actually comment on it’s effectiveness with my Prickly Heat (yet) but will update on it’s success when I return from 40degree Turkey next week!