(Closed) Are you tanning?!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Are you tanning? If so, how?
    SPRAY TAN: Keeping it healthy. : (12 votes)
    15 %
    TANNING BEDS: For the wedding can't hurt, right? : (35 votes)
    44 %
    GOING NATURAL: My skin tone is fine. : (32 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I’m not tanning before the wedding. I figure if I am not tan all the other days of my life, I don’t want to be extra tan on my wedding day. I don’t want to look back at my photos and think “That’s not what I really look like.” And I’m lucky that my groom prefers I not go tanning as well. 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    29 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m like Dawn-of-the-Dead white, so I’m definitely going with a spray tan. Both of my parents have had skin cancer, so a tanning bed isn’t even an option for me. Just test out the different levels to find what’s best for you. If you go to Planet Beach and you’re super white like me, I suggest going with a level 2. It won’t turn you orange, and it isn’t too dark. I promise you won’t look like Snooki on your wedding day!

    Post # 5
    Member
    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    im tanning… i look better when i have a nice glow 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I tan regularly but, i got Fiance tanning now because i didn’t want him to look white and me all tan. Our weddings in a little over 6 weeks.

    Post # 6
    Member
    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I did a light spray tan.  My favorite is a custom in-home airbrush by Tan Envy.  It’s available across the US.  Just google it and find a local consultant.  LOVE THEM!

    Post # 7
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I always end up picking up a tan in the summer just from being outside (usually at the pool). I’m not going to consciously tan, but I am going to consciously wear sleeveless swimsuits and shirts when I know I’m going to be outside for a long period of time.

    In your case, though, I would spray tan if anything since you’re so close to your date. No reason to pick up skin cancer for your wedding!

    Post # 8
    Member
    4355 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My wedding is right at the end of summer so naturally I will have some nice color but I plan to even it out with some sessions in a tanning bed.

    Post # 10
    Member
    29 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Yes, you can do a one-time session. The only prices I know about are Planet Beach’s, which is about $35.

    It won’t rub off on your clothes or sheets after about 6 hours. I suggest wearing ratty clothes to put on after the tan.

    If you get the right shade, you won’t look orange. It will just give you a healthy glow.

    As for your skin, I suggest that you exfoliate, shave, and moisturize the night before. That way any irritation will go down before morning.

    Like I said though, do a trial run and see how you like it. It will last anywhere from 4 days to about a week.

    Post # 11
    Member
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I am definitely NOT tanning in any form. I am a natural redhead with just about as fair as skin as you can get! I accepted a long time ago that I am just meant to be pale, and I think it suits my overall coloring anyway.

    As for your dress though, I think that ivory actually makes you looks LESS pale. My dress is ivory, and I found it was much more flattering on my super pale skin than stark whites, which just made me look completely washed out.

    Post # 12
    Member
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    IMO natural is the way to go. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m hoping by the end of summer, I have a nice tan going. But, since my dress is backless, I am going to do a light spray tan too, so I don’t have any crazy lines.

    Post # 14
    Member
    829 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m Irish white…and I love it! Both of my parents have had skin cancer, so no tanning for me, and they spray on stuff looks horrible (on me at least).

    Post # 15
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    674 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m going to do my best not to tan as I don’t like tanning, but our wedding is in a hot place so I think it’ll be almost impossible not to.

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