(Closed) Tanning Lotion

posted 11 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

I would suggest getting a spray tan. Much safer!

Post # 4
3331 posts
Sugar bee

I think if your looking for a dark tan quickly, it’s best to leave it to professionals.  A spray tan or Mystic tan is probably your best option.

Post # 5
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree that the spray tan is the best way to “get dark fast” but if you want to actually go tanning, I suggest something with bronzing beads in it. Talk to the people working at the salon and they will be able to help you out and tell you more.

Just be really careful case I used to tan about once a week and have since stopped since the recent reports have come out about women under 30 going to tanning beds having a 70 or 75% higher risk of skin cancer!

Post # 6
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What really gets you dark fast is Tan for 15 min then go and do the spray tan.  I also agree with LittleBear the people at the Salon with defiantly be able to help you.

Post # 7
594 posts
Busy bee

I personally love jergens natural glow daily moisturizer Best stuff ever. It moisturizes and tans. But you need a couple days to get a good tan because it gets darker slowly. Also make sure you apply it evenly and wash your hands when you are done applying it so no sloppy tan creases. Oh and you need to let the lotion seep into your skin before putting on jeans or you will get tan with jean imprint on your legs. But then tan looks real, not orangy like some.

Post # 8
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I was wondering about this too, I still have six weeks but what to make sure the strap lines stay away.  Would much prefer lotion to spray.



Post # 9
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I used Paint It Black. I bought it on Amazon for far cheaper than the stores. It smells good, you don’t get stinky after sitting in the tanning bed, and it keeps your skin moisturized. I hate indoor tanning, but it was the only thing that kept away the tan lines unfortunately.

Post # 10
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i use spellbound. I am only tanning for the weddin, but if you dont want to tan in the tanning bed  the jergens stuff is great!

Post # 11
1428 posts
Bumble bee

My favorites (from many years of indoor tanning….I know I know…I know only do airbrush tanning) are the Designer Skin products. Spellbound is really good, I love Ray of Light, it worked really well for me and doesn’t smell icky. Also the California Tan lotions were another favorite.

Post # 13
144 posts
Blushing bee

Avedo brand has worked best for me.  The Jergens stuff made me orange, but then I am pale skinned.

Whichever tanning lotion you use, follow these tips from my facial salon aesthetician:

Shower and use a mitt to lightly exfoliate.

After the shower put on a moisturizer with NO mineral oil in it.  Cetaphil is my fav.  (Mineral oil clogs your pores.  I never use it.)

Prepare a washcloth with water and a little soap.  Work the soap in.

Wait 5 minutes then apply the tanning lotion.  Go very light on ankles, knees, and elbows.

Wipe off lotion from palms using the washcloth.  (You’ll only forget to do that one, it looks so funny.)

Don’t let anything touch the tanning lotion areas for at least 20 minutes.  (Do standing stretches, etc.)


Post # 14
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I LOVE the St. Tropez sunless tanner. Once you try it you really wont try anything else.


I usually apply in the evening (sleep in older sheets) and then shower in the morning. No streaks and looks great!

I never had luck with the Jergens brand- the smell was AWFUL.

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