(Closed) Can a spray tan cover up eczema?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
Member
802 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

I have excema too!

Are you talking about the active, patchy, flaky period? Or just the darker, discolored but smooth period?

The spray tan won’t likely cover everything if you are in the discolored but smooth period. However, it’s been my experience that it will help hide it. On me, it makes the color difference between the healed portion and my natural skin less, so that the mark doesn’t stick out as much.

Hope that helps! Don’t worry about it! People will be gushing over how pretty you are, and won’t even notice the exzema!

Post # 4
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1495 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

wineenthusiast :  I would just keep applying coconut oil or some type of thick cream to moisturize your skin. I’d be worried that it might make the patches more visible. Ask the technician what her/his opinion is before applying it 🙂

Post # 6
Hostess
8947 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

wineenthusiast :  I would assume that a spray tan would only make my eczema worse and possibly make it more obvious! Could you (put up with the fact you won’t match) and get a patch test?

Post # 7
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52 posts
Worker bee

Hi love, I actually had to deal with some stress-related eczema recently (never had it before) and my (eczema newbie) first idea was to get a spray tan to hide it. I found that it did help cover it up…It was not 100% or anything but it defintely looked better.

Like you said, try it and worst case scenario, it does not work for you and you can shower a few times to wash it off. 

 

Fingers crossed for you!

Post # 9
Hostess
8947 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

wineenthusiast :  No…. I know what eczema is. I have it. I have had it all my life and my flare ups are at their worse when I am stressed.  I am also a very allergic person so putting an unknown substance onto my eczema would normally make it worse. I am actually allergic to the main ingredients in most eczema creams etc and slathering those on, only makes it worse. My worry would be that doing a spray tan would make it worse. That was my point.

Post # 10
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9345 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

MsBeer :  this was my thinking too. I’d be too afraid to try it in case it just ended up looking even worse (which would probably be the case knowing my luck!).

wineenthusiast :  I think she meant test a patch of your skin with the self tanner and see if that little area looks better or worse before putting in all over, just in case.

Post # 11
Hostess
8947 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

TheGridMonster :  Exactly. I just know that when I have had it badly on my face (to the point strangers would come up to me and outright ask what was wrong with my face!) all I wanted to do was cover it up – but putting makeup on for example, like concealer or foundation actually kindly of made it more obvious!

 

And yes.. that’s what I meant – thank you.

Post # 13
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1206 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have psoriasis and have to be very careful with spray tans.  If my patches are dry and flaking they will soak up more of the spray tan solution and then I have weird splotchy areas.  I’d think it would be similar with eczema and since you said you’re in an active flare up I’d be very careful.  I agree with MsBeer : that a test patch would be helpful to make sure it doesn’t soak in too much and you don’t end up with dark areas of uneven tan…the opposite of what you ahve now.

Post # 14
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9345 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

wineenthusiast :  No, we weren’t worried about you having an allergic reaction to the spray tan. We were saying that since you don’t know what it would look like with your eczema going on, you should test out a small area first to see. 

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