Post # 1
This has been bugging me lately – I’ve noticed that I seem to have a perma-tan that looks like a tank top. It obviously fades in the winter and gets darker in the summer. It never truly goes away though. This has never really been an issue cause I never wear anything less than a tank top.
Except for a strapless wedding dress, of course…
My wedding is in November in Florida. Although the tan will have started to fade in the fall, I’ll be spending a few days in Florida before the wedding, so it will likely have become more noticeable before the wedding.
I’m thinking spray tan might even it out, but I don’t want to look orange. Help! How do I avoid the tan lines?
Post # 3
Spray tans and at home self tanner have come a long way. They rarely leave people orange these days. I use Banana Boat in Deep Dark.
Post # 4
Try a professional air brush tan. I do them all the time and have never been orange.
Post # 5
St Moriz foam tanner (comparable to St Tropez) never leaves me orange. I have olive undertones.
Post # 6
Thanks! Might try it out in the next little while and see what happens.
Do you think it will even out my tan lines?
Post # 7
I get it done a lot in the summer to avoid bathing suit tan lines.
Post # 8
A spray tan will probably still leave tan lines….even airbrush by a pro.
Have you considered a strapless bathingsuit? That’s what I am doing until my wedding.
Post # 9
@thenuggetbride: agreed on the strapless, and also
Apply more/higher SPF suncreen to your décolletage every time you’re in the sun in that strapless bikini or top to encourage things to even out.
Décolletage skin is thinner and more sensitive; plus you have more melanin-producing cells there if you tan there habitually in the past: so you’re likely to tan MORE in than area than the rest of your chest & shoulders.
Post # 10
i use either st. moriz or st. tropez & find them both good – i wouldn’t put on loads though, just enough to give a bit of a colour, so it doesn’t come out orange.
otherwise, i think your best bet would be to keep that part of your body out of the sun altogether, as otherwise the part which usually tans will get darker, while the paler part will still look paler. maybe wear a t-shirt instead of a tank top or SPF50 (reapplied regularly) if wearing anything with less coverage.