(Closed) Avoiding tan lines

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Hostess
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My way to avoid tan lines is massive amounts of sunscreen every 2-3 hours.  I burn, not tan.

Post # 5
Hostess
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that if you did a spray tan over existing tan lines, it would probably make the tan lines more visible.  It is possible that you could have someone spray by hand to fill in the areas with the tan lines.  You could also try switching out for different types of tops.

Post # 6
Member
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I know how you feel… I play on a softball team in the summer for fun.  Imagine this particular pattern baked in really well…

Cleats, high socks, bare knees, shorts, thick strap sleevless shirt, upper arms exposed, elbow brace on right arm with forearm exposed, left arm exposed completely except for what’s covered by a ball glove.

I’m pretty much a patchwork quilt.

Post # 7
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67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Use sunscreen every day when you’ll be outside, and reapply after a couple hours.

Also, get a strapless bathing suit and spend some time in the sun with it on so you can tan the parts that are usually covered by your shirts.

I’d be hesitant to try covering up my tan lines with a self-tanner.  The color may not match your tan.  If you go that route, take a test drive before your wedding day.

Post # 9
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476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Honestly, my way of avoiding tanlines is to stay in the shade.  I have to be outside for work and I just wear light long sleeve shirts and stay out of the sun as much as I can.  But I’m not too pale to begin with so I can do that.  I would agree with going with tube tops.

Post # 10
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74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I avoid tan lines by using a Coppertone tinted lotion. I only use Coppertone b/c it doesn’t turn me orange! Just put a little bit on before you go to bed where your tan lines are, it gradually shows a little bit of color instead of caking the orange on.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m stocking up on strapless tops as we speak.  🙂  I got a bunch of cute ones at White House Black Market that have a similar neckline to my dress.  Now I’ll have to wear my hair up too, so my pony tail doesn’t leave a tan line down the center of my back.  Am I thinking too much into it??  Haha!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I haven’t had a tan line iin about 5 years. I’m fair and like it that way. The trick: use sunscreen.

A girlfriend of mine counted on a spray tan before her wedding to cover her lines and it didn’t even come close to working. Her tan was darker and her tan lines were still lighter

Post # 14
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2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I plan on wearing tube tops all summer and getting a bandeau bikini to avoid them while at the beach!!

Post # 15
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1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I go tanning in addition to spending time in the sun. Helps to blend things out a little… never been a fan of the naked perma-bikini! lol 🙂

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