(Closed) Favorite self tanners?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Oooh, Congrats from a Derm bee! I always have my patients wean off because it’s a psychological thing, you need time to get used to seeing your skin at it’s natural lighter state. Also, UV releases a bit of endorphins so have a small chocolate to reward yourself!

So the difference in the gradual tanners are that they have a smaller percent of DHA which is what pigments the skin and produces the smell…

I actually like the Neutrogena micro mist spray can to jump start things then I’ll use the Oil of Olay Touch of sun SPF 20 everyday after. This helps to make sure your not streaky looking.

By The Way you can shower 4hrs after to help with the smell and don’t forget to exfoliate real well before you self tan. I actually skip the exfoliation to the knees and ankles till after I spray to prevent them from absorbing too much…

Kisses

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I like Jergens Natural glow, it builds a little tan day by day so it doesn’t get streaky and it has levels depending on your base color.  I’m very very pale and it makes me have a nice natural glow, not orange at all. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

L’oreal sublime wipes are the best. And my advice– buy a 50 pack of medical gloves and use them while you’re tanning. This way you don’t end up with orange palms or orange nails and knuckles. I finish with the Loreal sublime spray, which helps cover up any streaks or differences.

Also, play around with self tanner when you don’t have any events coming up. I’ve been using self tanner for a while now and I’ve gotten a lot better at it!

 Props to you for staying out of the sun! 🙂 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ll second the plug for Jergens natural glow– I like how it builds and it has never looked unnatural for me. Plus, it’s very cost effective!!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am so pale, my sister thinks I’m albino (i’m not- I swear). The only tanner that has ever worked on my Snow White skin and not looked orange is Neutrogena. It will give me a nice glow (the LIGHT spray) but it won’t make me look orange.

I’ve been temped to try dark, just to see how I look 🙂

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I love love love the Neutrogena Micromist tanning spray. It’s never made me streaky. It’s also great because it comes in different shades so you can use what works for your skin tone. Good luck! 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

i use Neutrogena Spray mist is great.  goes on even and minimal smell too.

AND I also use Jergens build a tan, although i always feel like i can smell it….even after a shower. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m a big fan of Clarins. It’s a bit pricey, but it doesn’t have the nasty smell that a lot of self-tanners have.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i agree with sarakat28. jergen’s natural glow is what i use when i want a nice sunkissed look. i also feel like i can control the application better because it’s a lotion rather than a spray.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Call some of the salons in your area.  I got an amazing spray on tan last year at my salon (about $50) and it lasted for 6 weeks.  The girl used an all natural spray that was acutually made out of apples, it was delightful to smell and didn’t look super fake. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

How about good facial self tanners? That’s been my biggest hurdle with self tanning…

Any suggestions? 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

I like Olay’s Touch of Sun as a gradual self-tanner.  The color isn’t super dark, but it’s natural and not too orangey.  I like it better than Jergens Natural Glow because I think the smell is less noticable.

 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I really like St. Tropez mousse. It gives a nice natural looking tan that lasts and is easy to apply. My favorite body scrub to exfoliate with is Hempz Sandalwood body scrub. 

@ Miss Pinot Grigio- For my face, I use St. Tropez too and mix it 50/50 with my daily moisturizer. I’ve found that that works really well. I’ve also heard good things about Lancome Flash Bronzer Instant Bronze Glow for the Face.

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