My favorite self tanner to use is Fake Bake it doesn't turn that ugly orange color it actually looks like a nice brown tan. Another good thing is that the smell is so nice its a sweet not to strong kind of smell. The price isn't that bad either. When I purchased mine I bought a pack that had two bottles because it was cheaper and I figured if I liked it enough I wouldn't have to wait for another order to come to my house.
I've always had the worse luck with sunless tanning. I tried it before vacation. Had a girl come to my house to spray me, and it came out very blotchy and uneven. I had to wear pants my entire vacation in the summer!! My friend had me try her self tanner and told me its not orange, it comes out so even, it smells good. I was like yeah b.s. but I tried it since it was winter and I wouldn't be showing to much skin anyway. Well it turns out it was amazing!! It came out so even and natural looking. It's a foam so it goes on really smooth. It doesn't even smell which I thought was the best thing. Its made by the same doctors who made Proactiv so they obviously knew what they were doing when they made it. I loved it soo much that I signed up as a consultant for it just so I can get the discount since I was ordering it soo often lol. I just put it on before bed, then I wake up and have this great tan. No one at work could believe it was a self tanner. They were complimenting me on how I look tan and where did I go and I told them it was a sunless tanner. They were like "what?!". Here is the link you can get it from. Just click on products then click on essentials and the sunless tanner is right there for you to buy. If anyone gets it please contact me after and let me know how it worked for you!! Www.fountainofyouthskin.myrandf.com
I've embraced my senescent Victorian pallor. Beats sweatin'.
9/23/2011 1:49:34 PM
I've never understood the desire for a tan. Maybe it has something to do with a being fair-skinned person who cannot tan, just burn, peel & freckle. So I've been very careful all my life when out in the sun. I'm 59 and was just at the dermatologist for my annual skin cancer check & she told me I have beautiful skin.
The thought of putting a chemical stain on my skin to change its color grosses me out. It just seems so senseless. People really don't look better with a fake tan - they just look painted.
I put it on about a half hour before bed so that it has all night to sink in and I don't have to put on clothes that it will rub off on. Then I shower first thing in the morning to get the smell off. My husbands not too fond of the smell in bed but I think he's gotten used to it.
To reduce dark patches, try applying skin lotion to the dry areas about an hour before using the tanning product. Skin that is dry sucks up more cream and ends up darker than the less dry skin. Applying hand lotion to the palms and between the fingers before rubbing on sunless tan lotion will help to reduce the coloring of these areas.
I think this article is GREAT! My sister passed away from Skin Cancer last month and to have this article here is wonderful! People do not realize just how much damage tanning beds and laying out can do. My sister suffered for years, due to her LOVE of the sun. People need to realize they need to protect themselves.
3/15/2009 11:02:20 AM
Amazing article! Leanne, you really did your homework! I think anyone interested in experimenting with a sunless tanner would benefit from this article.
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