(Closed) Tanning?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I plan on going to get airbrush tan because it is safe and gives me a nice golden color but not too darke either.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I had an airbrush tan done by a person at a salon for a wedding I was in a few years ago.  That worked great!!  Its much better then the machine applied spray tans.  She was able to customize my color for me and apply more to areas that were lighter to make it a very even tan.  It lasted for about 10-days but faded fastest in the first 3 days.  It was perfect and the color I wanted the first 3 days, but began to fade the more I showered and shaved. 

I loved it.  I do recommend this, however just a few hints:

1. either go naked or wear old undies – they may get stained

2. Do this the day before your wedding for best results

3. shower and exfoliate/shave before you go to the appointment. (put a light layer of lotion on your elbows and knees and ankles)

4. When you shower the day of your wedding do not exfoliate and if you shave do it very gently – just so you don’t lighten the tan as easily

All these suggestions are to help keep the color fresh and long lasting. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

as long as you do it the day before -not the day of- you should be fine, it shouldn’t come off on your clothes.  Especially if you showered the day of your wedding. – that should removed any access tanner that didn’t soak into your skin  🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yes the airbrush tan works wonders!!  The lady I use knows exactly what color works for me and it looks natural. Yes make sure you go a couple of days before, don’t go the day before for sure.  Also I would also do a trial run if you call it so whom ever is doing the airbrush tan knows exactly what color should be used for your natural glow!!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have trouble with any spray tan or lotion with bronzer rubbing off on my clothes.  If you want to try this, I recommend giving it a shot ahead of time.  Wear a white shirt the day or two after to make sure none rubs off onto the fabric.  Apparently I’m in the minority, but I ended up with a couple of white shirts with orange stains on them…

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I know they are awful for you, but I do occasionally visit a tanning salon.  I went a couple of times in high school and occasionally at the beginning of summer.  This seems to be the fastest way for me to get any color (that doesn’t rub off on my clothes as I mentioned in a previous post).  I am pretty fair skinned, so it takes me a few visits to get a bit of color.  Supposedly if you use the higher level (and thus more expensive!) beds, you decrease your chances of getting burned. If you are considering using a tanning bed, you may want to  consider visiting a few times for a few minutes each time, as you probably won’t get the color you are wanting in one visit. I’m not really advocating using a tanning bed, given the evidence against them, but I will admit to using them myself…    

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ok..here’s my opinion.  I have before in past gone to tanning salons, but now won’t under any circumstance..I see patients all the time now w/melanoma..and have had several VERY YOUNG patients in their 20’s with a potentially life threatening malignancy.

No tanning is 100 percent safe except the airbrush.  But it’s alot more UNSAFE with a tanning salon. 

Sadly, I am soon to  lose a friend (professional) from melanoma..it’s spread all over and hit his brain.  He’s a good father and friend and it is so sad to see that happen.

If I can eliminate a huge risk factor from my life such as tanning beds, then so be it.  Spray away.  If you could see what I’ve witnessed over the last three years, you’d spray away too or go sunless tanner route..or be like Nicole Kidman and be a glowy luminescent shade of fair… 

  

  

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@ bellenga, I second your post!  After working in the dermatology service at a cancer hospital for 2 years, I will never step near a tanning salon again.  Life is too precious for something that can be preventable. 

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve only tanned like 3 times in my life. Prom…once in college…and my wedding is one of them.

If you’re going to go, i recommend buying a lotion. I spent $25 on a quality lotion (Millennium Tan paint it black) and I have only tanned 6 times in the past month. But I have a decent glow. Not too much so that I look ridiculous, but a smidge of color. I did 8 minutes, 8 minutes, 12, 12, and 15. Haven’t been in 2 weeks…still nice and softly bronze. If you have acrylic nails (like i do) you want nail savers or your nice acrylic french manicure turns yellow. Ick. and wear eye goggles. I can’t believe the people who don’t wear them! I ALWAYS wear undies, too (my butt is no place for the sun) and i usually wear a swimsuit top, but not this time b/c of the way my gown fits. I also only tan my face for half the time. I cover it up with a towel for the rest of the time. Bronzer does the trick on my face. People who fake bake too dark look real fake and nasty anyways…it dulls the crap out of your skin. Moisturize like a fiend. I sound like a tanorexic, I swear….but this is the stuff that lets me tan occassionally with as little damage as possible. Even though i HATE going. Hate it. Every second in there i’m going "ugh". 

I’ve done spray tans but i can’t stand them. There’s too much of a "what if" factor for me. It gets everywhere, I mess up the barrier cream, etc. But a friend of mine, a pro cheerleader, swears by them since they are required to be bronze and blonde basically, and she won’t subject herself to that much UV radiation. Also, I wanted some base before I jet off for my honeymoon, so i figured a little now probably saved my skin a lot later since i have a bad habit of falling asleep in the sun. I got a 2nd degree burn once on my shoulder so I don’t wanna do THAT again! 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@ejs4y8: you sound just like me! 

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yay for weird tanners! I can’t just bare all and bake like a brazilian model, haha

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