(Closed) Tanning for destination wedding – help!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mu_t:  100 times?…if something didn’t last for me, I definately would not repeat 99 more times. Yikes. 

 

Ya…sorry to hear that! Definately not the experience myself and many others have had. I loved it and I’m pretty naturally pale. There are other kinds…Mystic is just what I know and like.  And yes…for me, as I stated, it was CLOSE TO TWO WEEKS, regularly showering and applying lotion. Toward the end, some parts got splotchy but I didn’t mind…tans normally act that way on my skin anyway. 

 

I have been very pleased!  

 

Post # 33
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810 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Coral99:  I’ve alwayas been interested but never tried it… Do you find it blotches your face at all when you wash it with cleanser?

Post # 34
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6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@canarydiamond:  that’s not necessarily true. I’m extremely fair skinned and can tan in a tanning bed. I don’t have olive toned skin either. It does take a while to go from looking pink/red to looking “tan” (I say “tan” because I don’t think I truly tan but I do become quite a bit less fair without looking burnt)…

 

That being said, I don’t recommend it. Actually, I’ve been forbidden from using tanning beds by my plastic surgeon because I had a pre-melanoma on my arm. Us fair skinned girls have to be extra careful :

 

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mrsalexander:  I chose to cover my face. To me, it’s easier to color your face tan than your whole body, with make-up and all. But I did not find extreme splotches on my body from showering. I did exfoliate really well (like we were instructed) and used barrier cream on my hairline and nails/cuticles. 

Post # 36
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@IzzyBear:  Yikes. Well I am glad they found it early. Yup, we are the highest risk group for skin cancer.

Lol sounds like it barely worked on you. I think us pale girls just need to embrace what we’ve been given. There are more important things in life than striving to have a darker skin color. I like pale skin. It suits me.

Post # 37
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2066 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Coral99:  I generally like to do it for a specific event. So if it lasts for a weekend, I am happy. As I’ve said in previous posts I’m a HUGE mystic advocate. I usually have a mystic package at any given time so whenever I have a wedding to attend or party to go to or I just want to look a bit healthier, I do a mystic. I always do it before vacations because by the 3rd or 4th day when it has faded/rubbed off, I have my own base on so it’s not a big deal. I am very happy with mystic for what I use it for but it does have limitations, in my experience.

 

I’m very jealous you’re able to get it to last that long. Even with insane exfoliation prior, I just haven’t had that kind of luck. Especially not while away on beach vacations!

Post # 38
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@canarydiamond:  yeah, I had people saying “wow, you’re so tan” but I just thought I looked like I spent some time outdoors, whereas I normally look like I don’t step foot in the sun. Haha. I used to hate my fair skin but now I’ve learned to accept it. I haven’t gotten to the “love it” stage yet (I still get a little insecure in a bathing suit surrounded by super tan girls) but I’ll get there 🙂

I’m done thread-jacking now 😛

Post # 39
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2093 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mu_t:  I should have said things “stick” to me really well. Temporary stations, stickers, smells (good and bad!), markers, ink, make-up…just stays. Not every product, every time, but it’s happened. Maybe there is something to that? 

 

 

Post # 40
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2066 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Coral99:  ah that’s odd! i’m the exact opposite so that’s probably why. I can’t get my makeup to last a full work day. you’re lucky!

also done thread jacking : )

Post # 41
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585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Could you just use the St.Tropez and re-apply halfway through your trip?

Post # 42
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233 posts
Helper bee

@Bainise2013:  I wouldn’t use fake tan of any sort for a destination wedding. Sea,swimming,sweating and sand will all make it come off. What I’ve found is even if its perfectly applied and looks great for a day or 2,it doesn’t wear off evenly, can look horrendous and I honestly think moisturising to maintain it doesn’t help.

I know this might be off the wall but its worth a try and at least its not damaging to your health,this article says eating certain fruits and vegetables can give skin a more golden appearance. Better than cooking yourself on a tanning bed.

 

http://www.epicbeautyguide.com/2011/01/get-a-healthy-tan-glow-with-food/

Post # 44
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754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Wow. I didn’t know about the sunscreens. I most def slather that stuff on now. I heard it was going to be ( tanning beds that is) or already given a carcinogen class same as cigarettes by the government. I wouldn’t smoke either just in case.

Post # 45
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280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Coming from someone who had a destination wedding in Hawaii…

 

Get a professional, hand applied, airbrush tan from a reputable salon. Also, purchase paraben free lotion that helps keep the tan. Any lotion with parabens will strip the tan.

 

I had my airbrush done Wednesday for a Sunday wedding, and I had a lot of color left. Even after relaxing at the beach and hanging out in the salt water.

 

 

 

Post # 46
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145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I was bridesmaid in a wedding in Fiji last year – as we were arriving about 3 days before the actual wedding and knew we would be in the pool etc so didnt want to have a spray tan cuz i knew it would be looking crusty by the actual wedding day. 

So I used a gradual moisturising tan and it worked great -it is literally like using a moisturising cream, but it takes 12 hours to ‘develop’.

I applied it a couple of nights in a row before we left (just whack it on before bed time) to get to the desired colour, and then i didnt use it again until the night before the wedding, and it gave me a nice glow without looking fake.

I recommend applying a normal moisturiser straight over the top to areas like armpits, elbows and knees.

have a play around and see what you think – I use this garnier one and its only about $15.  i use it all the time now!

 

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