(Closed) tan lines

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

When my best friend got married she had AWFUL farmer’s tan- totally obvious in her strapless dress.

I made her an appointment at a salon that did air brush spray tans.  She went about 2 days before the wedding.

The woman worked wonders- there was no sign of the farmer’s tan afterwards.

Perhaps the same could work for you? 

My friend did her’s right before the wedding with no trial- she was desperate (and a procrastinator).  If you have time, I would suggest giving it a try ahead of time (several weeks ahead) so if it doesn’t work or you don’t like the results, there is time for it to fade.

I think she paid $50 at a salon- she only did her face, neck, shoulders, upper back (ie only the areas that would show when she was in her dress).  A full body (if you want to be bathing suit ready for your honeymoon) would probably be more.

Good luck!

Post # 4
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278 posts
Helper bee

You still have some time but try some invigorating korean scrub (it’s where they scrub you down so well, you see the dirt roll off you skin!)  A friend of mine who had fair skin had some terrible tan lines from a vacation, went to the scrub a month before wedding and she said it seems to have faded by a lot! 

Post # 5
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228 posts
Helper bee

You’re asking about how to get rid of tan lines that you have now?  I’d guess that in the 8 months till next May, they’d go away on their own, unless I’m missing something.  Just be careful till then, and wear sunblock =)

Post # 7
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93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

my wedding is in may too and i have a pretty noticable tan line from a bathing suit. but i agree with peihan…i dont think you have to worry about it. thats like 9 months away. im going to just go to the tanner a few times and it should go away soon. dont stress! it WILL go away before then!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ok, I’m renewing this 2 year old post. I have tan lines that are up to a year old. I just tan like crazy and you can’t keep me indoors.
I usually wear sunblock, so that’s not the issue.

 

I just don’t know if going to a tanning booth will help even out the lines, or just make me darker in general, but still the tan lines.

 

The Korean scrub seems like a good idea.

 

Any others?

Post # 9
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363 posts
Helper bee

I second the airbursh.  My sister does it and it’s amazing!  You just want to make sure you find someone that can do a really good job. Of course that’s just a quick fix.  Or…I’m not sure if this would work…but try the scrub see how well that works and if you have still have lines lather up in sunscreen except for the places you have lines and get in a tanning bed.  It may work.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have an old tan that doesn’t fade much either. I just made sure to wear strong sunblock everyday and when I was out in the sun apply up to the line but not past it. I went to a tanning salon 3 times and did the same (lotion up to the line and not past). They faded a bit, though I can still see them other people don’t notice it. I’ve been applying a gentle tanning lotion for a few days to help even it out a little. I’m not too worried about it though.

Post # 11
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2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Laura27:How much is airbrush?

@kala_way: I’m going to a tanning bed for the first time in my life. I got a 4 pack- hopefully that’s the only 4 times I’m ever going in my life. I’ll bring the sunblock and the tanning lotion. I hope it works! I think I’ll go next week and see how it turns out. Then I have a month to go!

Post # 12
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363 posts
Helper bee

Well I think it’s different prices in different areas of the country. My sister charges 25 bucks and that’s the going rate in our area.  Even one of the snobby salons in Tulsa where her friend works charges the same price.  Sometimes salons will have deals where if you buy a package it cuts the cost down. Or a few people have done the 25 bucks the first time and 10 bucks for every time after.  Some people thought that was a little expensive but, I paid for a month of unlimited tanning in a stand up bed and that was 75 bucks and then bought a lotion and it was 60 and that was half price!  So really it’s not much more than tanning for a month…if you’re a hardcore tanner.  Plus the results are instant!!!  And usually my sis wil go over and spray again if you want it darker….so it’s pretty customizable.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I usually carry the tan lines from last summer to the beginning of the next so this summer I will be wearing a strapless swimsuit all the time!

I would definitely start an exfoliating program before you go tanning.  They both kinda work against each other?  Try using Fake Bake on the non-tan parts.  It is a self tanner that is not orange and can fill in the lines.

Be wary of spray tans on your wedding day!  Do a search for a post awhile back because there are certain kinds that will smear onto your dress and that is just not pretty!

Post # 14
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363 posts
Helper bee

If you do a spray tan before your wedding make sure you get a trial run.  There’s so many different solutions out there and some can have an orangish tint to them.  If you are really pale and tend to burn or even get somewhat of an orange tint when you tan natrually (my sis is like this) then the solution won’t make you a bronzed goddess.  When they first spray it on there are bronzers that make you instantly dark…but after you shower that part washes away.  The solution works with the amino acids in your skin and increases your melanin levels.  So if you get a deep dark tan in the sun, you’ll have something similiar with a spray tan.  I’ve found that the best the tan looks is 2 days after you have gotten it.  And I’ve never had a problem with it coming off on my clothes after I’ve showered.

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