(Closed) Spray Tan Advice?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Should I go with a spray tan or tanning bed?
    Spray tan : (30 votes)
    70 %
    Tanning bed : (10 votes)
    23 %
    Both : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Spray tan… but the thing is you totally can’t go cheap. You need to get a spray tan by HAND and NOT in the machine. Make sure you exfoliate before you go. And by getting a spray tan done by hand they can also do conturing lines to make your tummy look ripped 😉

    If you go with a tanning bed know that since you are fair it may take a while and your skin may begin to peel from the shock a week to two weeks later even if you don’t get sunburned.

     

    Post # 4
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I got a spray tan once, but I won’t do it again (and it was by hand). It just cost more money than I thought the results were worth. I wasn’t very dark at all, and plus being all sticky afterward was no fun. I think that the self tanning lotions I use do more for me than the spray tan did. But who knows, it could’ve just been the place I went? Lots of other ladies on here love spray tans!

    Post # 5
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    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Do an airbrush tan, I love them! @honeybun you have to shower 6-8 hours after getting a airbrush tan to wash off the access, otherwise its sticky. If you get it for a wedding you need to get it the day before. That way you can shower the night before so its not sticky. Airbrush tans are way better than mystic tans. Your feet come out even. I do them all the time, no one can tell its a fake tan. Also there are different levels, I would recommend finding the right level before your wedding.

    Post # 6
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    1260 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I am also very fair, so I understand completely! I used a tanning bed last summer before being a bridesmaid in a friends wedding, and it worked out beautifully. My concern with spray tanning is that it is sticky and would come off on my wedding dress (but the posters above seem to have some good suggestions for that).

    I started pre-tanning for my friends wedding last summer 2 months before the event. I went 3 times per week, and I tanned for only 6-8 minutes each time. I never burned, although my skin was slightly red after the first session. I tanned with Fabutan (not sure if they have this company in the US too? Probably.)

    If you are too fair though (I have red hair and fair skin, but was still able to tan) you may not be able to use tanning beds at all. I was at the lowest level of tanning that Fabutan had. Do you burn, then tan? Or do you just burn, then peel? I would talk to someone at a good tanning salon, and they can give you a recommendation. You also need to moisturize lots when you tan, and I also used a priming lotion sold by the salon (has an active ingredient that makes it easier for you to tan).

    Hope that helps!

    Post # 7
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    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I must add that I do not recomend tanning beds at all, especially if you have fair skin. I have a medium skin tone ( im half egyptian), but I still will never use tanning beds. They are VERY harmful to your skin. My aunt has skin cance, and just spent all day yesterday at the doctors. They had to cut large spots of skin cancer from her face, and she is going to be left with scars. Its not worth it at all!

    Post # 8
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    1023 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    You could just go fair skinned  for your wedding.

    Post # 10
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @july: I did shower later LOL, it was just that time in between that I felt so gross   =)

    @futuremrsgreen: How naked you get is completely up to you, I believe. Where I went, I just wore underwear. But you could wear an old bra too, or maybe some sort of wrap up top if you would feel better that way. I just didn’t because I didn’t want any weird tan lines going on!

    Post # 11
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    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Mystic Tan made me smell like potatoes all day.

     

    …. and no, I don’t usually smell like potatoes.

    Post # 13
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    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I figured potato smell was a thread killahh!

    Post # 14
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    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I voted for spray tan.  But, by spray tan I mean the air brush kind, not the booth.  I’ve tried them all, a lot!  The tanning booth is far to dangerous anymore.  The booth spray tan is streaky and you almost always forget to rub in somewhere so you have a pale patch or two.  The air brush is the best.  I have a place near me that does it for about $40 and it always looks amazing.  They do a good job and they customize the color so you don’t look crazy!  That’s my plan for the big day… well, a couple days before the big day that is. 

    Post # 15
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    LMAO MissACS!!!

    Post # 16
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    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    Personally, I never think that tanning beds are worth it.  I think they’re way too risky. I  vote for a spray (or other self-tanner) tan, or just rock your fair skin.  Fair skin can be really pretty (think Anne Hathaway).

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