(Closed) “farmers” tan

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i don’t tan… ever. so i don’t have experience with this and someone will probably come up with better advice.

but… it sounds like you need to let the current one fade away as much as you can before going tanning evenly before the wedding.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Exfoliate your skin. It will make the tan fade faster. I would just stay out of the sun until the wedding, to avoid tan lines nd sun burns. No one wants to be burnt or peely at their wedding! If you want a tan, I would test drive a professional spray tan a month before the wedding and see how you like it.

 

Good luck! And congrats!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree, exfoliate often and stay out of the sun as much as possible for the time being, until the tan fades.

If it fades enough to where it is minimally noticable a well trained airbrush tan technician can probably help you to even it out a little more the week before the wedding, but I wouldn’t go that route until the tan is good and faded.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have two sets of tanlines that are pretty much permanent (and when your nickname is “ghost feet” having any tan is something), to even out my tanlines I did two things:

Sat out with some sewing (so I didn’t get bored, ADD and all) and made sure that any skin on my front that would be exposed, was exposed (watch those straps!)

Use Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer. I had to be careful because my pathetic excuse for a tan was a different shade than their lightest shade but using selectively in the areas that needed evening out, and then all over to create a uniform color seemed to work the best. The Revitalizing one has sparkles.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine always evens out if I stay out in the sun to the point of a light pink burn all over (it ends up being slightly more red where the tan lines were)… once the burn goes away my old tan lines are always gone…   

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

at least you werent me i looked like a lobster 2 weeks before my wedding!!! went to an outdoor graduation and got so sunburt it blistered and all 2 weeks before my wedding. thank god the peeling stopped but i had a airbrush tan and fake bake and body makeup. i cried the day before my wedding i was so unhappy about it but on my wedding day i didnt even notice<3

you can still see it in my photos 🙁

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

see 🙁

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I feel I have permanent tan lines…Ive had tan lines for as long as I can remember! I started using that  Jergens body lotion that is supposed to give you a subtle tan.  It is subtle but it has helpled smooth over my tan lines and doesnt turn you orange like some tanners.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would use some self tanning lotion (Jergens or I think Olay and Nivea might make one?) in the parts that did not get tan, and try to blend it as best you can.  I think that’s your best bet.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have permanent farmer tan and workout clothes tan! I’m planning on using lace sleeves to help blend out the freakiness of my dual skin tones.

Good luck!!

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