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anyone else not spray tanning?

I have done it once in the past and to me it was just really sticky, smelly and uncomfortable.  I am not getting one for the wedding, I am just trying to fit in as much beach time as possible so I have a nice glow.  Saves me money, too!  

Re: anyone else not spray tanning?

  • Did you do a spray tan or an airbrush tan?  I've done airbrush on several different occasions and never had the problems you mentioned.
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  • I've done both spray and airbrush.  Spray tans where you go into a booth are uneven and smelly.  I did a trial for an airbrush tan for my wedding and loved it.  It gave me a very natural "glow".
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  • I know it's bad, but I'm fake baking. I don't want any change of being 'too tan' or even the slightest bit orange.
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    [QUOTE]I know it's bad, but I'm fake baking. I don't want any change of being 'too tan' or even the slightest bit orange.
    Posted by jlk13[/QUOTE]

    <div>I've never had an airbrush tan that turned me orange or looked too dark.  In fact, the airbrush tan I got last night isn't dark enough and I may go for a second coat tonight.</div>
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  • I'm pale, so if I do any sort of fake tan, it just looks *wrong*. I can't fake and bake, because of medication issues (makes me really UV sensitive), so it's pale for me :) But that's how everyone knows me anyway lol!
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  • I wasn't going to do anything but think I need to now that the big day is getting closer... I have a strapless dress that doesn't quite look right with my current skin color. I'm naturally pale. I avoided the sun most of the summer but still have a slight tan on my neck and arms, looks odd with my dress. Not sure what I should do... maybe airbrush areas that are still pale?
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  • Please, please. please I am BEGGING you not to fake bake!  I did that for a few years and developed a melanoma that needed to be removed and now I have a huge scar on my arm.  VERY bad idea. 
  • I'm not spray tanning. Just hoping that the sun I catch in the strapless bathing suit will be enough (still using sunscreen though, don't want skin cancer!)
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  • I'm an SPF 65 girl, year-round (with big huge floppy hats) for medical reasons- my meds make me super UV sensitive. I'm super-allergic to really random things, so I'm sticking with the same skin care regime I've been using for years.

    Pale for me! :)
  • I'm definately not spray-tanning or darkening my skin in any other matter. Yeah, my co-workers make fun of me for being pale, but that's who I am and I'm not going to change it. I feel that tanning- fake baking or otherwise- would be unnatural to who I am! Besides, pale is the new tan! :P
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  • [QUOTE] <span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">Pale for me! :)[/QUOTE]</span><div><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">
    </span></div><div><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">Me, too! I've been pale all of my life. I never tan--just burn. And spray/air brush tans look very unnatural on me. It took me a while, but after years of being teased, (especially by my tan, older sister) I've come to embrace my paleness. :)</span></div>
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  • Glad to hear that so many of you are so good with sunscreen!! :)
  • Nope. Our wedding is going to be in December (in Colorado) so a tan would look strange.  
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  • In Response to <a href="">Re: anyone else not spray tanning?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Me, too! I've been pale all of my life. I never tan--just burn. And spray/air brush tans look very unnatural on me. It took me a while, but after years of being teased, (especially by my tan, older sister) I've come to embrace my paleness. :)
    Posted by myrinae[/QUOTE]

    Me, too.

    MIL is spray tanning and has been encouraging me to as well. But, I've been casper pale all my life and bought the dress that looked good with my pale skin.
  • I am extremely pale.  Rub on tanning products look orange on me, the sun tries to murder me, spray ons look like I'm getting ready to do stand-up comedy where I'm the joke.

    Embrace who you are.  All the bridal magazines nowadays employ pale models because it makes their gowns look ethereal. 

    I'm going down that aisle in a diamond white dress, wearing pearls, and rocking my red hair.  Beiges and browns are for everyday life.
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  • Hi there!
    I'm chiming in here late, but has anyone had any luck using self tanners and getting them to blend with the rest of your tan?

    I'm running a marathon a week before my wedding and I have out of control racerback tan lines from training.  My wedding is in a month and now I'm starting to panic that I'm going to have pasty lines around my dark shoulders and chest.  (Here I was thinking I was going to look great in pictures because I'd be all toned from running - I didn't even think about tan lines!) I use sweatproof sunblock but I still get color through it.  The only good news is that it really highlights my shoulder blades.  Ha!

    But seriously, does anyone have any recommendations? I have my first ever custom spray tan appointment tomorrow where she will try to even it out, but I'm scared that it's going to be too fake. 

    Any products you've used? My worst case scenario is to get foundation and literally color in the lines and have one of my bridesmaids help out on my back, but I don't want it coming off on my dress!
    thanks! :)
  • I bought Jergen's Natural Glow Express body lotion and used it just once a couple days before the wedding to even out faint lines from t-shirt sleeves and halter-style swimsuits (I'm an SPF 50 all-the-time girl, but STILL end up with color I don't want). There are two different levels -- one for fairer skin and one for darker skin tones. I'm not sure it'll be able to even up your skin completely, but it's worth a try. I don't think it'll get darker and darker and darker, either -- I think there's a maximum that's just a few shades darker than your current skin tone, judging from the bottle's label info. You might give it a try (it's available at drug stores, and probably walmart, etc., too) and maybe wear tshirts to run (I'm running a marathon at the end of October, but run in technical tees to keep the sun off my shoulders, and if I'll be running in the sun, I wear sunblock on my forearms and upper arms -- I'd probably do that anyway, but with a strapless dress in my future, I paid close attention to it this summer!). My running buddy and I are doing our longest runs on a rails-to-trails trail that's shaded, so that helped me avoid tan lines alot. However, my DH has a sailboat, and that DIDN'T help me avoid tan lines!
  • I spent a lot more on my dress than I cheap bridal wedding dress had wanted and I love it so much that I have no intention of changing into something else. To me, there was no point spending so much on the ceremony dress if I was only going cheap bridal wedding dresses to wear it for an hour or two. Just an extra  bridal gown wedding dresses unnecessary cost in my eyes.
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