Post # 1
My wedding is 2 weeks away and I’m concerned that I have some faint tan lines that will be noticeable (straps from a halter-style bikini top). I am not interested in tanning beds and am very pale so I’m afraid sunless tanning lotion will just look strange…
My bright idea is to exfoliate daily and apply an alpha-hydroxy cream to the darker areas in an effort to speed up the exfoliation process and even out my skin tone. has anyone tried this hare-brained solution???
Post # 3
I haven’t tried it but it makes sense—-exfoliators like AHA make your skin cells turn over faster which will fade your tan. Just don’t over do it, especially if you have sensitive skin. Tan lines would be far preferable to a rash! I’m also not certain how much of a difference you will see in two weeks, but never fear. Tan lines can be easily edited out of photographs, so even if it doesn’t work you will still look even-toned in the photos.
Post # 4
it’s not too late to try self tanner. The 360 spray ones (Loreal works best for me) aren’t bad. Just moisturize where you don’t want to be more tan. One application takes about a day to show up, and then another few days to fade. You can test the color of it on your thighs if you’re worried about the color (cheap ones can be orangy).
Post # 5
Good ideas/advice above.
Another to think about is a professional very light spray tan. Just be sure to get it at least 3 days before the wedding and at least 1 day before you get your manicure and pedicure. My sister did it the day before and then they brought her in to where I was getting my pedicure and put her feet right into the water… I said, "aren’t you not supposed to shower for at least 6 hours after that?" Yeah, it was not good! And it needs a few days to "settle" into your skin so you can exfoliate anywhere that you think looks too tan.
Good luck! (and don’t worry too much about the lines! )