(Closed) Tan Lines

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 5
1814 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

What scares you about fake tanning? I bought a month membership to a tanning salon before my wedding, and ended up line-less, with a nice glow that people complimented often (and sometimes still do, a month after I stopped). I think I went about every other day, so maybe 15 sessions between 5-10 minutes long. Obviously, wait until your current burn is healed, though.

Disclaimer: Regular sun and tanning beds cause cancer, duh, everybody knows that by now. But if you are generally not a sunning person, one month will probably not increase your lifetime cancer risk by much at all.

Post # 6
11422 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I was so obsessed with this before my wedding that I stayed out of the sun as much as possible. I even wore a wrap/shawl in 90+ degree heat during my outdoor rehearsal the day before the wedding, because I didn’t want to risk having tan lines.

I’m not sure what you can do now. I would consider possibly trying a reputable self-tanning product to help even out the skintone. However, I’ve never used one, so I am unable to recommend a specific product. Just make sure you don’t end up with one of those products that turns people’s skin that fake-looking orange color.


Post # 7
823 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@aggie2010:  this is false. Even one time in a tanning booth raises your risk of skin cancer exponentially. A month could be the difference between getting melanoma and not. 

Post # 8
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Make Up Forever makes a waterproof face and body foundation. It goes on nice and sheer. Maybe a combo of that and some bronzer could make everything look cohesive.

Post # 9
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

@nineteen87:  Thanks! i will have to try that myself 🙂

Post # 10
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I don’t tan myself, but my old roommate used to use a scrub of sugar and lemon juice to even lines out.  It exfoliates in a gentle way so you’ll lighten up the tan areas a bit to blend the lines out.

Using a temporary fake tanner or makeup will help too.  Permanent tanners can turn you orange and blotchy, but makeup can blend easily.


**And of course I must state that going into a tanning bed is a very bad idea, even once.  Everyone knows that it causes cancer, this isn’t breaking news.  Just still have to throw that out there (my father recently had a cancerous mole removed and I’ve learned a lot about sun exposure since then.  You’d be shocked how much even a little tanning can impact you in the long run).  That’s the end of my soap box moment.

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