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Self Tanner ~ why do I do this to myself every year??

I'm just shaking my head at myself - LOL  

Every year I try self tanner on my pale skin.  And every year I get blotchy spots and say 'never again'.  So as I look down at the streaks on my legs, I just have to laugh at myself. This time I tried Jergens Wet Skin Tanning Lotion.  I really just wanted to even out my arms to get rid of my farmer's tan..... 1st application was ok, but hardly any color.  I applied it again this morning and now have streaks on my legs.  My arms are ok as of now.

 

Never again... ha ha

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Re: Self Tanner ~ why do I do this to myself every year??

Do you exfoliate and moisturize before you apply?  That's key.

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Re: Self Tanner ~ why do I do this to myself every year??

Why would anyone want to tan?

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Re: Self Tanner ~ why do I do this to myself every year??


@Deree wrote:

Do you exfoliate and moisturize before you apply?  That's key.


 

I do beforehand!  Maybe I just didn't do enough.

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Re: Self Tanner ~ why do I do this to myself every year??


@Spookyoleme wrote:

Why would anyone want to tan?


Because I like the look of a little color and was also trying to even out my arms.... ok?

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Re: Self Tanner ~ why do I do this to myself every year??

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@Knit-Chick wrote:

I'm just shaking my head at myself - LOL  

Every year I try self tanner on my pale skin.  And every year I get blotchy spots and say 'never again'.  So as I look down at the streaks on my legs, I just have to laugh at myself. This time I tried Jergens Wet Skin Tanning Lotion.  I really just wanted to even out my arms to get rid of my farmer's tan..... 1st application was ok, but hardly any color.  I applied it again this morning and now have streaks on my legs.  My arms are ok as of now.

 

Never again... ha ha


@Knit-Chick  I've used the Jergen's Natural Glow Lotion before and had poor results. I'm sure it was somewhat my fault for trying to hurry the process.  I've also tried one of the foams and didn't like that either. I like tanning drops better.  The only thing about using self tanners is that it doesn't last real long and you have to keep doing it to maintain the tan. 

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Re: Self Tanner ~ why do I do this to myself every year??

@Knit-Chick 

 

I'm basically allergic to the sun (that's how much I hate it) so I don't even pretend to try to tan with anything.  I've learned to embrace my soft milky white skin Smiley Wink

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Re: Self Tanner ~ why do I do this to myself every year??

@Knit-Chick I agree. I am very pale and I use self tanner to just make my legs look better. I have uneven skin and starting to get nasty veins on the backs of my legs. The tanner doesn't completely cover them, but gives me a little glow and color. PS: I have dark auburn hair, blue eyes. I don't naturally tan, I burn and look like a lobster. 

 

I have tried many and the best one I found is at Ulta called Fake Bake. I apply with a tanning mitt- very lightly, so it naturally gets darker each day. I don't want a super dark tan, as I would look goofy. Once I reach my desired shade. I back off for a few days.

 

Take a nice warm shower, exfoliate and shave (legs). Make sure you are well moisturized, as well. Dry flaky skin doesn't 'tan' well.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Self Tanner ~ why do I do this to myself every year??

I'm very fair and gave up on tanner about the mid 1990s.  

 

I like looking this way ..... I've "embraced the pale."  

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Re: Self Tanner ~ why do I do this to myself every year??

I am proud of my "white as a ghost" skin and never use self tanner nor do I stay out in the sun. But to each their own.