(Closed) NWR: Tanning :D

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  • poll: As a beginner you should try:

    The stand-up vult!

    Spray Tanning

    Lotion tanning

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  • Post # 18
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    @FutureMuniz:  That’s what my derm determined. Obviously there’s no way to know 100%, but I was (and still am) always covered with sunscreen outside. The mole showed up after a coupleyears of occasional tanning in beds. Like I said, I know everyone knows the risks associated with UV tanning, I just think it helps to “hear” a real person who dealt with the consequences.

    Post # 19
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    @simplifiedbride:  St. Tropez is amazing! OP, they sell it at Sephora, but you can also get it online.

    Post # 22
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Ever wonder about all those chemicals in your spray tan or bottle of tanning lotion? I sure do, so I use the tanning bed, mostly in winter, maybe once every week or two to keep my spirits up and my seasonal affective at bay. 

    Post # 23
    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    When my brother got married about six years ago, I went to a tanning salon, using a bed, and LOVED it.  It was 6-10 minutes of pure uninterrupted bliss – there was nothing to disturb me, and I couldn’t go anywhere/do anything.  It’s literally the only time I’ve ever been able to “shut down” like that, ever.  I did try the stand up booth, but didn’t like it anywhere near the same as the bed.

    That being said, I do consider tanning salons too dangerous in terms of skin cancer, so I would never go again.  Too bad, because as I said, it was fantastic… πŸ™

    Post # 24
    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Spray or fake bake.. Please don’t tan in a booth!! πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™


    ETA:  If you go for spray tanning, start with the lightest color they have for your skin tone.  This will help prevent that “orange” looking color.  I honestly use Jergens Daily Glow foam all year round, and I like the color because it’s gradual.  For deeper color, I’ll go spray tanning or use more of a traditional self tanner.

    Post # 25
    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I know it’s bad for you… but I LOVE tanning. I usually go a few times before the summer so that I don’t get a burn the first time I go to the beach, and I’ve been going about once a week since the summer to keep a little color for my wedding next month and so that I have a base before the honeymoon. Otherwise, I never tan during the winter.

    Post # 26
    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My 2 cents on sunless tanner brands I’ve used/liked in order from low cost – high cost:

    L’Oreal Sublime Bronzer – this one you have to be SUPER careful to make sure it’s even or it WILL streak on you. Now that I’ve used it a bunch of times it’s easier to work with and I do like the results. Use gloves or if you have a free hour or so I’ve used cotton balls as the applicator. 

    Neutragena Micro-Mist Airbrush Sunless Tan(Medium or Dark) – dark is hard to find in stores by me but the medium works if you have time to apply it twice over a few days before an event. I like this one as it doesn’t have a bad self-tanner smell and it’s super easy to put on. I haven’t had any streaking or spots with this one & I don’t find that I have to use the gloves. 

    Famous Dave’s Moisture Tan – This is the closest to getting a natural tan outside that I’ve found in a bottle. My absolute favorite sunless tanner, it’s expensive though(about $30 a bottle) and it’s ordered online. I buy medium but they have other formulas. I first used their bronzer version and it has an odd smell after it dries but their regular version doesn’t smell at all. You have to be careful with this one on your hands, it will turn your palms dark so use gloves. http://www.famousdavestanner.com

    Post # 28
    9773 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    If you’ve already had suspicious moles removed in the past I would absolutely not use a tanning bed. I really like the Banana Boat Summer Color self tanner, it comes in a spray and a lotion and it’s very inexpensive.

    Post # 29
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Don’t tan either in a booth or in the sun!!!!! If you are out in the sun, get the highest SPF available and put it on constantly.  If you need to be tan, get a self tanner!

    I had to have a basal cell melanoma removed from my forehead.  It it NOT a pleasant experience in the least.  The surgery lasts about 4 hours, you are awake the entire time, and are miserable for about a week until the sutures can come out – they are done in a way to lessen any scarring and it really hurts!

    The only good suntan is NONE!




    Post # 30
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Do you mean the Neutrogena gradual tanning lotion? If so, I wouldn’t use it. I started using it in the spring of this year so that by my friends wedding in September, I’d have a nice tan. By May or June, I was streaky. It applies pretty evenly and it looks fantastic, but when you sweat, it runs. My arms and legs (well, just about everywhere) were horribly streaked. I spent a ton of time in the shower with my loofa trying to get that crap off.

    I ended up going to the tanning bed for a few weeks, but I’m not a regular tanner. I don’t start tanning every year in the spring like a lot of girls in my area; I only tan for an occasion. I will tan for my wedding, but other than that I’m fine being pasty white. πŸ™‚

    Good luck!

    Post # 31
    846 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    relaxedabout it:Tanning is so unnecessary and dangerous. If you have already had some moles removed it is simply not worth it! Spray tan or love your pale skin!


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