(Closed) Tanning Suggestions

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

jss77:  PLEASE don’t go to tanning beds.

As for at home stuff I really love the Jergans Instant Sun mousse in Light Bronze. I don’t even use a mit. I just pump it into my hands and spread it evenly all over (it has a color guard so you can see where it’s applying) I wash my hands inbetween doing each leg and as long as you use soap and do it quickly it comes right off. Go lightly over your ankles and knees but in general it doesn’t streak. It will dry in 60 secs…..very happy with this product. Been using it a year on and off. 

I also get spray tans for special occasions (like my enagement pictures) which I love and am a huge advocate for;)

Post # 3
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662 posts
Busy bee

seejanebee:  I really don’t like when people just say DON’T TAN, GET A SPRAY without doing their research. Obviously, tanning in a bed is not a good idea, but spray tans are not a seemingly harmful alternative. There’s been no testing on DHA (main ingredient in a spray tan) and how it reacts with human cells. Studies have shown that DHA in a spray tan can, however, alter the genes of cells in animals when ingested through breathing. Unfortunately, skincancer.org again twists this by saying that there is no evidence it causes harm to humans. (Hint: Because no one has ever done a study on it!!!) This is a manipulation of research (or lack thereof), and it plays into what the people and lobbyists influencing recent legislation want— with relying upon actual facts— for better or worse. (These groups have a small, but pricy, stake in the game in Washington. For example, several years ago, John Boehner was discovered to be renting a DC condo from a lobbyist in the tanning industry.) Again, can we really trust the information that is being thrown out there, or are we being manipulated by what those with control want? Just food for thought. I’ll admit that I have used both a tanning bed and spray tan. But I don’t recommend one potentially harmful thing in place of another.

That being said, the OP obviously knows that a tanning bed isn’t worth her while, which is why she asked for sunless tanning suggestions. I recommend Fake Bake Flawless self-tanner. You can read reviews on Amazon. It is also sold in Ulta. 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by  queennen.
Post # 4
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2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I also used Jergen’s, but the lotion in the darkest shade. It’s really easy to build gradually and blends really well! I used it for my wedding.

Post # 5
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356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Get a professional spray tan. Just make sure you give yourself a good exfoliation (I recommend the Salux cloth on Amazon) and MOISTURIZE first. That will help the tan last longer and prevent it from getting blotchy.

Post # 6
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8 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

spray tans where the person holds the cannister and applies it to your body are your best bet.  I’ve tried the automatic ones but they can turn out streaky!

Post # 7
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1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

queennen:  I don’t like it when people take a suggestion to someone else and get offended for no reason. You made a big assumption that I haven’t done research- which is false. 

Such is life. 

Post # 8
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662 posts
Busy bee

seejanebee:  Sorry if I came across that way. I’m not offended. She didn’t ask for advice on tanning beds. That’s clear. If more people had an understanding that spray tans are not all they’re cracked up to be, they wouldn’t recommend them as a healthier alternative (i.e. you mention you’re a “huge advocate” for spray tans?). I just wanted to mention it. 

Post # 9
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555 posts
Busy bee

I do tan easily but my legs also always take the longest to get ANY color. I love the tarte self tanner! It comes with a mit and the color is just really flattering. Any other tanner i have used always turns orange but this one gives you a realistic tan. 

Post # 10
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1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

queennen:  Actually it’s not clear. She said she had tried tanning beds in the past- which is why I addressed it. If I thought they were a good way to ‘fake’ tan I would have suggested it but I have had terrible results personally and lots of discouraging talks from my dermatologist. 

I am a huge advocate for spray tans because it’s relatively easy on the skin* (*I mean it’s a spray tan not a health cleanse) and I know in my circle they are almost like a ‘celebrity level event’ and it took me a long time to finally try it out. I am so glad I did because now I get a beautiful ‘2 week in the sun tan’ that is even and without the skin damage. So far you haven’t said one actual reason as to why they ‘aren’t all their cracked up to be’.

It honestly sounds like you own a tanning salon or something…

 

Post # 11
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1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Buymymixtape:  Ohhh I have heard great things about Tarte!! May I ask do you find it worth the price?

Post # 12
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662 posts
Busy bee

seejanebee:  Because studies show that DHA can be harmful on animal cells. I stated that in my first post. Maybe you missed it. They’ve done no testing on human cells (Remember when there was no testing on humans for cigarettes? Doesn’t mean it’s not harmful).

See: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/safety-popular-spray-tans-question-protected/story?id=16542918

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by  queennen.
Post # 14
Hostess
3881 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I have used tanning beds more than I should have in the past and love the color I get from them (I’m naturally light olive, but can tan to near Beyonce levels), but have been avoiding them and sticking to tanning lotions after two of my friends had melanoma scares at the same time (at 23 and 24!). I’ve tried a lot of tanning lotions with varying results and my favorite non-orange, non-yellow one is Clinique Self Sun. It’s pricier than drug store brands but after all the money I wasted on other products, I don’t mind spending a bit more to actually look good. I would get the light-medium. On me, it’s very subtle and something I could wear during the winter without looking weird, so it should work well on someone more fair skinned. I have not tried spray tans, so I can’t help you there!

If you go with the Clinique tanning lotion, it doesn’t smell terrible compared to other products, but all tanning lotions have that tanning lotion smell. I usually exfoliate at night and apply right after I get out of the shower so I can rinse with body wash and get rid of the smell the next morning.

Post # 15
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2037 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Pale is beautiful 🙂 Do you need to have a tan? When you look back on your photos, you want to look like you! I would consider embracing your natural skin tone. Your fiance obviously loves it, and I’m sure you look very beautiful with your natural colour… It’s a heck of a lot easier too. No stress! With the right make up and a beautiful hairstyle, pale skin will look gorgeous.

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