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Fake tans?

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive March 2007: Fake tans?
By Mrsheidi on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 07:11 am:

I was just curious if any of you have ever used a tan cream or went to a tanning salon and had one done there? I want a tan, but I don't want cancer. LOL :) The last time I used a cream, it smelled bad and I never used it again.

By Debbie on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 08:15 am:

Heidi, I went to a tanning salon, and did the spray on tan last year before my brother's wedding. I thought it looked nice when it was first done, but I don't think it faded evenly. Then, when I did go out in the sun, I got a horrible rash. This was a first for me, so I think it was from the tanning cream they use. Thank God, it wasn't until after the wedding that I went out. Now, I have used a cream at home, I would have to find the bottle, that worked pretty well. It was a spray, and it was pretty easy to apply.

By Karen~admin on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 09:38 am:

I am guilty of using tanning beds in the past. DON'T DO IT! It totally damages your skin. I regret it so much, and am worried about skin cancer. It dries your skin out so much, I have premature age spots now........DON'T DO IT!

As for the spray on tans, like Mystic Tan, I've never tried those. I've seen some people whose tans look great with those, and some who look *orange*. Don't know about how it fades though.

For the last couple of years I've been using the Neutragena self tanning lotion. The smell is less offensive than the others I've tried, and the color is more natural. I bought some spray on stuff, and it was AWFUL! Don't remember the brand because I tossed it after the first time, but I was orange and it stained my skin very unevenly until it finally washed off, which took more than a week for it to be completely gone.

By Imamommyx4 on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 10:28 am:

There are a couple of lotions on the market that look nice. I used Jergens (I think) last year. It was very mild and smelled nice. It was just a mild looking tan. And the sun didn't bother it either. Just seemed to enhance it.

I ran into a friend the other day. She had a deep tan look but she said it was a lotion. I want to think it was Oil of Olay but if not that, then it was some other well known lotion not normally associated with tanning. Did that make sense?

By Tarable on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 11:00 am:

I actually want to add a question about these. I am Very Fair Skinned.. I know when I have tried in the past these self tanning lotions try to make me very dark.. I don't want that. I just want to not glow in the dark.. KWIM... Anyone else that is pale use these with a good result and not too deep of a tan as a result?

I am going to a water park at the beginning of June and don't want to scare anyone with my glow in the dark skin.

By Yjja123 on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 11:04 am:

I am glow in the dark white :)
I love the Jergens lotion. It gives a hint of color without looking fake.

By Bellajoe on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 12:01 pm:

I use Neutragena, i think it's called Build a Tan or something like that. The more often you put it on, the more "tan" you look. So you aren't white one day, and tan the next. :) I like it a lot.

By Reds9298 on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 01:46 pm:

I might try the Jergens you mentioned Yvonne. I'm glow in the dark white as well, do NOT tan and don't even burn really. I just stay the same. :(

I've used multiple kinds of self tanning lotions and they never go on evenly and always end up looking orange. I can't remember all the ones I've tried, but I know Neutrogena Build-a-Tan and Loreal were some of them. Maybe they work better depending on your skin tone.

I LOVE the tanning bed, it's so relaxing, gets the job done, and it's a good nap, BUT I haven't been for a couple of years because a)I just don't care enough to go and b)I know it's not healthy.

By Crystal915 on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 03:32 pm:

I have done the airbrush tan (the manual airbrush works better than the booth, as long as you're ok having someone spray your body while you're naked) before the ball I attended in Dec. It worked really well for a quick tan, didn't look orange, and didn't come out blotchy. The only problem I had was a few rough spots on my ankles that weren't properly exfoliated because I was short on time, and those were easily fixed in by a little scrubbing with a washcloth.

By Shellyg on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 03:57 pm:

I use modern friction by Origins to exfoliate first. I then use the tan towel by Sephora to tan. Its pretty much fool proof.

By Dawnk777 on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 05:08 pm:

Have never tried the tanning lotion and wouldn't go to a tanning salon. I'm too scared of skin cancer. Kids and I are good at using sun screen, when out in the sun.

By Luvn29 on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 08:04 pm:

My hubby and I both have used the Jergens for the past two years. Getting ready to start using it again. I LOVE it and I am very pale and won't lay in tanning beds. I also don't like self tanners. This is pretty much fool proof!

By Karen~admin on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 08:34 pm:

Actually, I think it was Jergens that I have been using, not Neutrogena. LOL So much of my *bathroom* stuff is still packed away.............

By Colette on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 08:48 pm:

I am glow in the dark white and I bought jergens last year, but on me it looked to orangey and I didn't like the smell.

I would never lie in a tanning bed or out in the sun again. I remember when I was a kid, we used to put baby oil on and then lie in the sun. You could feel your skin cooking..

My fil's melanoma has come back. I have to take him for surgery on Wednesday and my mother has a very good friend dying of melanoma and at this point she's trying all the experimental treatments. Please don't lie in the sun or go to those stupid tanning beds. It's not worth the risk.

By Tripletmom on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 08:56 pm:

Ditto Colette!! We used to put iodine in the bottle of baby oil and toast.Gosh, I can't believe how stupid I was....

(((HUGS and PRAYERS))) for your fil and mom's friend.:(

By Mrsheidi on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 10:15 pm:

I just bought some Neutrogena stuff... I'll try it tomorrow. It smelled the best out of all of them. I hope I do it right...I don't want streaks all over.
Colette, sorry to hear about your FIL and your mom's friend. :( That's the reason I don't want to go to a tanning bed.

By Wandilu on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 02:57 am:

I also like Jergens.But I LOVE Arbonne's tanning lotion.It worked great and it faded out good,when I was done with it.

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