Post # 1
I am very pale(naturally a redhead) and in the past have used those gradual tanners to build up a hint of colour to stop people confussing my legs for blobs of snow, nothing crazy just the faintest hint of colour to even out my skin and give it some warmth.
I am thinking about getting a very light spray tan for our wedding for the same reasons and also to blend in some surgery scars that will be visible on the day. But I am worried about not looking natural. I plan to do a trial run when I do my hair and makeup trial and pop on my dress and see how it all looks together.
What do you guys think, should I tan or not? What are your experiences with spray tanning?
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
Hmmm thanks girls, maybe I will just continue with the gradual tan and use it all throug our summer and train FH to do my back evenly, I guess that way I am in control of how dark it goes and where I put it i.e my hands, face and feet
Post # 6
@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
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
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
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
I have spray tanned on many occasions, including my wedding. I have had mostly good experiences, however, I do have a few tips.
- Have someone airbrush you, do not do a spray tan booth. In my experience the booth will leave your feet and hands more orangish.
- Do it two days before wedding (if you get married on Sat. do it Thru. night).
- Do a run though more than once to make sure you like the color and how it wears.
- 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.
- 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
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!