(Closed) Spray Tan. Yay or Nay?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My wedding’s June 4th, and I’m usually pretty tan by mid-summer (roller skating outside with my girlfriends and dogs gets me some real funky tanlines) so I think it’s totally fair to spray on what I will be naturally developng in the summer anyway. I figured I would soak up as much sun as I like, and a week before the wedding get a light spray tan.  If the tan isn’t dark enough I will get some tanning lotion.

I’ve done one spray tan before, could barely see the difference.  Of course I paid the very orange man at the desk, and opted to go light.

 

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I got a spray tan for my sister’s December wedding, and I definitely plan on doing it again. As you can see from my profile picture, I’m normally pretty pale. I was very happy with the results but make sure to LIFT YOUR ARMS SO YOU TAN YOUR ARMPITS because I did not…and in some of the dancing pictures my armpits are casper white LOL. Oh and you will smell kind of funky (like cat pee or something else gross) for at least a day because you can’t shower.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i plan on spray tanning as well. i actually have been tanning anyways since i am going to miami for a week and i dont want to burn ro a crisp… so hopefully the spray tan will just even me out 🙂 i would definately recommend going somewhere where an actual person sprays you (not a machine or booth). the coverage is better and its more even and they get all the ‘nooks and crannys’ lol

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I am also considering getting a spray tan although since i’ve never done it before, it scares me- I don’t want any of it to rub off on my dress! eek.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I personally would not! IMO it just adds another stress because it can streak and what if you sweat? 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

If a spray tan is done at a professional place by a person and not a machine..is streaking still possible?

Does sweat really make a spray tan mess up? I would hope it would be more reslient than that…otherwise no way is it worth it!!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Do not do this!  Not for your wedding!  Are you wearing a white dress?  I am sure that there are places and sprays that work and won’t streak or smudge but why take the chance!  I had a girlfriend who spray tanned and everyone made fun of her because of the streaks…you coudn’t see them always but definitely in certain lights it was beyond noticeable and looked really silly.

Have you thought about just doing regular tanning booths?  A couple times in a bed and you could have a very nice glow.    Think about it.  If you do decide to go with spray tan, please please try it a coupe times before your wedding….it’d be awful if you showed up to your wedding streaking orange…lol     Good Luck girl, hope you find something that works for you!~

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My friend got sprayed by the airbrush machine and also several times by a proffesional person…they both looked terrible, sooo fake looking.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I got a spray tan once and it was horrible.. of course though it was by a machine not a person.. but it was very uneven and looked like dirt on my knees and elbows.. i scrubbed and scrubbed to get it off.. never again! it was super dark and it smelled funny.. now I just use the tanning beds.. if your wedding is in june you’ll have plenty of time to tan by using tanning beds

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@bwhit11: I LOVE SPRAY TAN. I only get spray tans for big events (my sisters wedding & engagement pics and plan to get one for my wedding) I would suggest only getting a porfessional spray tan. I get someone to spray me and blowdry me. The booths are tricky and can be blotchy. My advice:

DO NOT GO TANNING ANDD GET A SPRAY TAN. my sister did that and her skin started to peel and the spray tan became blotchy.

good luck!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The OP never mentions wanting any advice on tanning beds, which have been proven to quit dangerous for skin health.  I have done a Mystic Tan machine more than a half-dozen times for various weddings, proms, etc, and I have always noticed a difference, never noticed any streaking, and always been very happy with the results.

My advice?  If you have a couple extra dollars (like $25 or so), get a practice spray tan a month or two before the wedding.  Follow the instructions for proper application (like putting anti-tan lotion on your fingernails and palms).  Wear a white t-shirt or white bra and work up a sweat (a few days after application, since that will be the best representation of your actual wedding day) and see if the color rubs off onto the white.  If you like it, then you know you’re good to go. 

The tanning lotions can be tricky.  Jergens Natural Glow is the most effective at creating a natural look and avoiding lines, but it also takes the longest for the glow to appear.  Self-tanners can be very hard to apply successfully, since you have to be precise and accurate in your application.  I would invest in some sort of tanning lotion (slow or fast) to even out any areas of the spray tan you’re less than thrilled with.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

don’t do it!! my best friend gets these done before every event and she looks dirty, it’s gross. I mean she’s super pale with blond hair so that might have something to do with it. if you decide to get one, at least try it out well in advance of the wedding. But i’d be nervous about it rubbing off on your dress.

Also don’t use the lotions- I use a Loreal self tanner on a daily basis, adn while I like it for every day, I do sometimes get streaks or an uneven application, which isn’t that noticeable in every day life but will NOT look good in pictures.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would imagine wearing white it’s not the best idea! 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you get a spray tan I’d say try it 1 or 2 times a few months/weeks before your wedding to see what you think of the results.  Personally I don’t like the smell that it radiates from me the 1-2 days after I get the spray and also it makes my face break out about 5 days later.   I love the fresh tan look so instead of spray tanning when I need to be tan I do a few tanning bed sessions and use tanning lotion, personally for me it makes me feel better than the spray tan because then I don’t smell funny or have a break out afterward, if you don’t have those side effects then I say go for it!

 

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