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Self Tanning for the wedding

on February 5, 2020 at 2:38 PM Posted in Hair and Makeup 1 9
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Hi all! I am super super pale, think glow in the dark pale. I'm wanting to get a little color for the big day but I don't want to look orange. I don't tan well at all and always burn so I wanted to do a light self tan at home to even out my skintone and make it all cohesive. For those of you who self tan, what are your tips and tricks? Any must haves? What brands do you love or hate. I've been looking at Tanluxe the gradual but am scared I will be orange. HELP!


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Latest activity by Emily, on February 26, 2020 at 12:30 PM
  • Dayna
    Expert September 2021
    Dayna ·
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    I've used Jergens Natural Glow and I actually think it works really well. It works slowly so you'll want to start using it a couple weeks before your wedding but I feel like it gives an even, natural looking tan. I'm pretty pale but I use the one for "medium/dark" skin which works a little faster.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    I use this self tanner and I love it. The key is to exfoliate your entire body, especially elbows and knees, before applying. They sell a kit with an exfoliating glove, application mitt, and facial applicator that’s really helpful. Self Tanning for the wedding 2

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    I would start with something very simple like Jergens Natural Glow! Just to see how you like the results at home.

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  • Sherry
    Master September 2019
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    I used this leading up to my big day to give myself some color and it worked well for me. It's super quick and easy to apply.

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  • Emily
    Savvy October 2020
    Emily ·
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    https://www.sephora.com/product/self-tanning-drops-P431180?skuId=2078319


    I use these self tanning drops and love them! I use the darkest one but they have light and medium shades as well. You drop a few drops in your regular body lotion and just apply it as usual. I love them because I use a few drops for a slight glow or like 10 or 12 drops if I want a really bronze look! You could always test out 2-3 drops and see how you like the color.

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  • Watts
    Super March 2020
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    I love this stuff. I'm fair skinned and I avoid too much sunlight. I mix this with regular lotion (50/50). I put a small amount of Vaseline on my knees, elbows, knuckles, toes before applying the lotion. I let it sit for about 30 minutes, then I take a shower. I repeat once a week until desired shadeSelf Tanning for the wedding 4

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  • D
    Dedicated July 2020
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    I’m a very pale redhead. Trust me I understand glow in the dark pale.lol I love Jergens Natural Glow. It’s subtle and natural looking. Also it makes your skin silky and doesn’t smell like some tanning products. And best of all not a tinge of orange.
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  • Taylor
    VIP October 2020
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    I would just go get sprayed in a booth honestly. Go 4-5 days prior so it has time to dull down. I promise you won't end up looking like Anne Hathaway. lol

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  • Emily
    Dedicated October 2019
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    Agreed! This stuff is great

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