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Mother spray tans four-year-old

A beautician gives her four-year-old daughter spray tans, it has been reported.

Jools Willis, 37, says the beauty treatments she gives Tate and elder sister Darcie, 10, are good for them.

She said: "Beauty treatments help boost a child's confidence."

The family are to be featured in Sky Living documentary Pushy And Proud - Pamper Parlour Mums, on Monday at 10pm, newspapers said.

Tate said: "I like having a spray tan because it makes me look good. I like having the same as Mummy."

And Darcie said: "I like having my nails done and a spray tan because I like going really brown. It makes me feel better."

Jools, who runs two salons in Uckfield and Hailsham, East Sussex, with husband Alex, said: "The tan we use is our own so we know it's safe."

She said she would not spray tan a four-year-old customer but regularly treats slightly older children in her salons if they are accompanied by parents, the reports said.

Claude Knights, director of child welfare charity Kidscape, told newspapers: "We would be very concerned about fake spray tans being applied to girls as young as four.

"It is encouraging young children to value themselves themselves through their physical attributes in the name of boosting self-confidence."

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