(Closed) The tanning situation!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Which is better?

    spray tan

    spray tanning booth

    tanning bed

    other? (please explain)

  • Post # 17
    Member
    617 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Defintely go with the airbrush. It looks 100x’s better than a spray booth. It’s worth it.

    Post # 19
    Hostess
    7941 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @FutureMrsRR:  I would say that a slight (very, very slight) tinting occurred around my arm pits area. That was the only place I saw any sign of discoloration and it was easily cleaned  off by the company that cleaned and preserved my dress. In other words it isn’t permanent by any means.

    The boutique that cleaned my dress even stated they are very familiar with tanning discoloration, it isn’t new to them.

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    @Zellywelly:  Thanks very much!

    Post # 20
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    8067 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I say…go as you are! You don’t need to be tan, seriously.

    Otherwise, don’t ever use a tanning bed!  Come on, they are bad for you.

    If you really want one I would do the spray tan by a professional or even better use some at home gradual self tanning lotion.  You won’t notice any mistakes since each application is fairly light.  If you use it for 3-4 days you’ll build up some color.

    Post # 21
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    42 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Treejewel19:  Woop! Good to know it can easily come out, my Maid/Matron of Honor keeps pushing tanning beds but I did that in college WAY too much and now have 4x the normal amount of moles according to my derm..Not to meantion I used to work in Melanoma research.  Scares the crap outta me.

    Post # 23
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    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @littlemisssally:  lol thats what i thought about the tanning beds when i first started using them, but it’s not like that you go in a room by yourself and lock the door, timer is set and automatically goes off, Sun Tan city has a tanning bed called the “instant bed”  it works great, for something quick and easy and i would suggest doing this a few days before wedding and then if you aren’t tan enough go back a day or two before wedding and go again you can do the faster or fastest bed the 2nd go around since you will already have a base tan from the instant tanning bed.   Just my suggestion ๐Ÿ˜€  Good luck

    Post # 24
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    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @littlemisssally:  also my bestie has really really fair skin, she has never tanned only burned and she has started using a tanning bed and she actually tans and doesnt burn now.   Also at the tanning salon they are only gonna allow you a maximum time your first couple of times so you don’t get super burnt or anything

    Post # 25
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    2294 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Isn’t it strange how as soon as a special occasion pops up so many pale skinned ladies feel the need to change the color of their skin? Why is that? Myself included! I’d probably try a self tanning lotion before I’d consider a tanning bed or spray tan. Jergens is OK–it’s the best one I’ve tried so far.

    Post # 26
    Member
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Treejewel19:  absolutely stunning pic, you look great no tan needed girl!

    Post # 27
    Hostess
    7941 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @mariegerbasi:  Aww thanks! I had a very natural looking airbrush tan fir my wedding and I love how it looked overall, not too orange or otherworldly. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 28
    Member
    377 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I know several people are going to disagree with me BUT… I am going to start using a tanning bed. I asked for tanning for Valentines Day lol. Reason being, I am incredibly pale and I know having a tan will help me look better in my dress. I am also in a wedding 2 weeks before my own, so I want to look good for that too. Our honeymoon is a week after our wedding, in Floriday, so I’d like to be tan for that too! So, it’s just going to be easier to use a tanning bed and know I’ll have a perfect tan. This is the only time I plan on doing so, and any events in the future I would probably go for a spray tan. I just don’t want to worry about splotches or fading!

    Post # 29
    Member
    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I usually go the spray tan route and I really like the VersaSpa.  It doesn’t look orange, I’ve never come out streaky and it is really easy to do (it talks you through the whole process.)  I’ve had really good success with it. 

    Best of luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 30
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    747 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @Treejewel19:   Sorry to threadjack (sort of). How many days before the wedding did you get the spray tan? Do you find there is a certain time period that results in the most natural tan and/or with the least amount of run off onto other clothing?

    Post # 31
    Hostess
    7941 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @Follydust321:  I got my spray tan on the 16th and my wedding was on the 18th.

    About two days before is fine as you have to give it time to settle in (minimum 8-12 hours) before showering. Anything more than three days runs the risk of the tan starting to wear off.

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