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Tanners leaving dark spots on my skin - What suggestions do you have?

I use sun tan products occasionally, but they leave dark spots on my legs/arms afterwards.  Can anyone recommend a product to bleach my skin safely? 

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Re: Tanners leaving dark spots on my skin - What suggestions do you have?

I had that happen, too.     Had to exfoliate like crazy.    Not only did I have the "brown spots".....but they were rough, too.    Took MONTHS to get rid of them.

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Re: Tanners leaving dark spots on my skin - What suggestions do you have?

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You can use body concealers rather than tanning products.  I think Westmore Beauty has one and also Laura Geller.  They won't bring out the dark spots, but the self tanners will.  Sorry, I don't know of a way to get rid of the dark spots, except maybe over time?

 

@CABRIT ETA: If it's your face, Dr. Denese's facial firming pads are supposed to work on dark spota.  

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Re: Tanners leaving dark spots on my skin - What suggestions do you have?

 


@CABRIT wrote:

I use sun tan products occasionally, but they leave dark spots on my legs/arms afterwards.  Can anyone recommend a product to bleach my skin safely? 


 

@CABRIT   The few times I self tanned, that happened to me too. If you think about it, the tanner is darkening your skin, so stands to reason, it will also darken (more than surrounding skin) any freckles, age spots, hypermigmention, etc. If you bleach the darker areas, the "tan" will be more uneven. 

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Re: Tanners leaving dark spots on my skin - What suggestions do you have?

Ambi Skin Lightening Cream - $4.99 at Wal-Mart.

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Re: Tanners leaving dark spots on my skin - What suggestions do you have?

I learned the hard way to stay away from sunless tanners, I have learned to be pale and like it!!

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Re: Tanners leaving dark spots on my skin - What suggestions do you have?

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brillo soap pads. They work great removing brake dust and grime off my tire wheels. Get the ones that don't scratch

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Re: Tanners leaving dark spots on my skin - What suggestions do you have?

I don't think they are a good idea.  Jmo.

 

A bronzing powder might be better.  Or one of the ones another posted suggested here.

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Re: Tanners leaving dark spots on my skin - What suggestions do you have?

Thanks for the info.  I use Westmore makeup when I'm going out & it's a good product. 

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Re: Tanners leaving dark spots on my skin - What suggestions do you have?

Thanks for this.  I ordered some from Walmart last night.  I appreciate it.