(Closed) To spray tan or not

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Do I tan or not
    Don't do it : (15 votes)
    83 %
    Do it : (3 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I did not have a good experience with spray tanning.  Here were the issues I have:

    a) It makes you stink.  It somehow clogs your pores so that you smell like bo all the time. This didn’t just happen to me, it happens to my friends too!

    b) My hands and feet turned orange.  Even though I slathered on the blending lotion that they give you, my feet and hands soaked up way more colour than the rest of me.  It looked terrible!

    c) I didn’t have experience with this but other bees have had the spray tan run on their dress in high sweat areas ex. under the armpits.

     

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Ugh dont do it !! it came off on my bra and anything else fitted or rubbing up against my skin and when it comes off it looks like you have some sort of illness because it is patchy and uneven. 

    If you only need for the day thats fine (it was nice on me for a day)  but I would worry what I would look like the days after especially on a honeymoon

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @suprise84: I have the same issue and im doing the gradual tanner too I got a spray tan for my 21st and It was so bad I was scrubbing my body with toothpaste until my skin looked normal again… 

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am also very pale and have almost white blonde hair. i was going to get spray tanning but my Mother-In-Law said a point that makes a lot of sense. Since you bought a dress that looks good with your skin tone, if you change it the dress might look not as good with your complexion. My Fiance doesnt want me to get it done either because it wont look like “me”. I hope that helps a little!

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yes I also want to add another!

    d)  It looks absolutely terrible when it starts to wear off.  It doesn’t wear off gradually, it wears off in huge patches like a PP said.  It would not look nice on your honeymoon unfortunately!

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I was a manager of a tanning salon that had the spray tans. I say NO WAY! You WILL ruin your dress! GAURANTEED!!! DON’T DO IT! 

    If you aren’t sure, buy some white silk sheets, go do the spray tan and the sleep naked in those while silk sheets….they will get destroyed…

    Post # 10
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    714 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I have spray tanned on many occasions, including my wedding.  I have had mostly good experiences, however, I do have a few tips.

    1. Have someone airbrush you, do not do a spray tan booth.  In my experience the booth will leave your feet and hands more orangish. 
    2. Do it two days before wedding (if you get married on Sat. do it Thru. night).
    3. Do a run though more than once to make sure you like the color and how it wears.
    4. PPs have mentioned that it doesn’t always wear off nicely.  I agree…you can look a bit spotty 5 or so days later.  You might want to experiment with using a tan in a can a few days after the spray, that way you can see if it wears more evenly.
    5. It did come off inside my wedding dress.  There were NO marks on the outside and it all came out when I had the dress cleaned.

    I say try it and see what happens!

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m with ya–the palest of the pale. I have tried and tried different professional spray tans and every time, no matter how light I get them, I look sorta orange. I have pink undertones, not olive, so that may factor in one way or another. What my advice is, embrace the pale–it’s not worth the risk of turning out jesery shore orange!

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