NJ "Tanning mom" promotes healthy skin care online

Patricia Krentcil, the Nutley, New Jersey mother, who is known for her heavy tan, is appearing in a YouTube series promoting skin care. In one episode, Krentcil is getting a facial peel. YouTube screenshot

(CBS News) Patricia Krentcil, who made headlines as the "tanning mom" who allegedly took her young daughter to a tanning booth, is now showing a new side of herself.

The Nutley, New Jersey mother, who is known for her heavy tan, is appearing in a YouTube series promoting skin care through author Dana Ramos' latest book, "The Skin Regime: Boot Camp for Beautiful Skin," CBS Station WCBS New York reported.

In an episode, titled "Tanning Mom gets a face peel," Krentcil appears reluctant when she is being given a tube of sunscreen.

"I'm not thrilled," said Krentcil. "But I'm going to do it because I'm 44 and I want my face to look more natural and this, if anything, will help that."

In the video, Krentcil's face is given a cleansing; later, she puts on moisturizer.

Earlier this year, Krentcil was accused of bringing her six-year-old daughter to a tanning booth where she was in a tanning bad, resulting in a little sunburn. Krentcil pleased not guilty in May to child endangerment charges after being arrested the previous month, and was released on $2,500 bond.

In August, Krentcil was at a drag show in a New York City night club and told the crowd: "I never took my daughter into a tanning salon," WCBS reported.

That same month, Krentcil appeared "In Touch" magazine without her tan after being challenged by the publication to go without a tan for a month.

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