(Closed) To Spray or Not to Spray…That is the Question!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I would be too freaked out that I would be any sort of orange shade… especially since you’ve only done it once…. my vote is: no spray tan!

Post # 4
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would be too worried about looking orange (and/or having it rub off on your dress). My vote will have to be no spray tan.

Post # 5
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am having the same kinda issue. I got a sun burn 2 months ago and I am super pale. But my shoulders are still pink. Not even tan, just pink. And you can deff tell the lines from my non burned skin.

Any other bee’s got suggestions on Spray tans???

Post # 6
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wouldn’t do it with your wedding being so soon, you don’t know how it will look!  Natural skin is beautiful!  Also, don’t tan in tanning booths, they are so bad! No lecture just saying Laughing

Post # 7
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m super pale and can’t do tanning beds. I considered spray tanning but ultimately decided against it – i wanted to look and feel like myself on my wedding day. 

Post # 8
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I vote no tan spray.

Post # 9
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I used some sunless tanning lotion a week before and it gave just the right amount of glow.  I’m a redhead with pale skin, so I didn’t really want a tan.  I just wanted a little glow.  πŸ™‚

Post # 10
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I did it before my prom and it turned out great! I’m very, very pale as well (pretty much transparent lol) and used the lightest colour. I didn’t look orange at all!

I would go for a spray now, with the lightest shade. If it’s not as dark as you would like, go get sprayed light again after 2 or 3 days to darken it up some.

The most important thing to do is to exfoliate super well the day before you spray. USea body scrub or make some yourself quick with epsom salts or sugar mixed  with a bit of olive oil (or coconut or almond oil) and scent with essential oils if you want (nice, but not necessary). Give yourself a really good scrub, focusing on dry spots like your nail beds, elbows, knees, ankles.

Use lots of moisturizer after your tan dries for the length of time they recommend.

If it is too dark or looks a bit orangey to you, you can always use lemon juice added to a body scrub to help it fade quick. Same “recipe” as before, but add the juice of several FRESH lemons. 

I remember someone telling me baby powder helped to prevent it from getting on clothes. You could always do a trial run with a white tank top.

Post # 12
3799 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@oracle:  Exactly my thoughts!!!

Post # 13
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Don’t spray, airbrush!! I airbrush for big events. I never streak/run and you don’t get orange hands/ankles/knees as its applied by a person!!

Post # 14
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Versaspa works great- it sort of drys you off in the end so you aren’t left to your own dabbing etc. I am a redhead and the light/glow option works great. I have a membership so I go every 3 days and it stays nice and natural. I crack up when everyone asks me if i went to the beach. Uh, hello I’m a redhead but everyone seems clueless that I go! It doesn’t rub to bad after the inital application  either.

Post # 15
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Don’t do the spray tan!!! Unless you KNOW somewhere that you KNOW won’t make you orange, DONT DO IT

Post # 16
5663 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you are just trying to even out your shoulders, you should be able to just do either one of those gradual tan lotions at home, they REALLY gradually apply a self tanner so yoiu’ll have to start now. OR just do a very  light self tanner straght. The gradual one is nice because you really will not see it quickly, and you can stop when you think you have enough.

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