(Closed) Should I air brush tan or tanning bed tan before the wedding?

posted 11 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Can you just lay out in the sun for a little while everyday? That would be my choice. I don’t like tanning beds, and the airbrush stuff can wear off. (My fiance’s cousin got an airbrush tan, and even after letting it “set” several days, she wore flip-flops and it rubbed all the tan off where her flip-flop straps were!)

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I recommend not getting air-brushed.  I’ve probably been air brushed 5-6 timers and it turns out a bit different every time and it is definitely not something I would risk on my wedding day. Like @abbyful said, you can always lay out in the sun for a week or so or I would go in the tanning bed.  Talk to the owner of the salon to get the best bed for your skin. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went back and forth about this too.  I am going to do the tanning bed for a month or so before the wedding.  I haven’t heard great things about airbrush tanning…I don’t want to worry about it raining on my wedding day and getting brown on my dress, or if I sweat on the dance floor…  Not worth the risk In My Humble Opinion.  My fiance’s dad died of skin cancer so this was a hard decision for me to make, but I do not make it a regular habit so I don’t think it’s too bad to do it a couple of times.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ummmm…. If you hate tanning beds then why is that an option?  Just air brush it.  If you go to a good salon they can mix the tan so it covers up your lines without looking fake.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I used a self tanning mousse, worked out just fine!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i would do something like a magic tan.. it doesn’t give you color right away, but you have your full color after like 24 hours, so it is a different sort of dye, it’s not just the orange spray stuff.. but give it a trial run for what kind of spray tan you want then wear a white tank or tee and see how it goes.. but if your not a tanner, i would definately stick with some sort of spray tan!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Tanning in the sun and tanning beds both cause the same risks so laying out is just a slower (and hotter) way to do it.

I like tanning beds because you gradually build color and it’s your natural tan color (as oppsed to a paint on tan). I don’t dig spray because of the rubbing and that it can get a bit patchy when it starts to fade.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am a huge fan of the tanning wipes – Have you ever tried them?  There are some by Tan Towel and they are wonderful. If you feel comfortable have your FH and/or your Maid/Matron of Honor do your entire body.  L’Oreal also makes them and they’re at CVS, Rite Aid etc…

Hope that helps Laughing

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d say use tanning wipes to even out the white areas, then get a VERY light tan to make everything cohesive!  Good luck!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

do not use a tanning bed!  Very very dangerous.

 

use tantowels from sephora.  they’ve worked well for me and build a gradual tan.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I would like to *third* the tanning towel suggestions . . . I have tried both Tan Towel and the L’Oreal towels, and they are both awesome!  Natural color and so easy to apply.

Post # 15
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Worker bee

@SanDiegoAli: I’m totally in the same boat as you!  Need to even out tan lines and “laying out in the sun” isn’t going to work for me since the tan lines come from the job (lifeguarding!).  

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@amariem25 and those who used tan towels — how much of a tan line can they even out?  I’m two distinct colors thanks to my bathing suit. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I haven’t been tanning in years for the obvious reasons.  I’ve barely spent any time in the sun over the past 5 years.  However, the airbrush thing is not a good option.  I will be doing the tanning bed thing right before the wedding and that is probably the last time ever.

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