Mandie
Just Said Yes May 2020

Spray on tan?

Mandie, on January 17, 2020 at 7:39 PM Posted in Hair and Makeup 0 11
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How many of y’all are getting a spray tan? I have red hair and very fair skin... not sure what I want to do.

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Latest activity by Katrina, on January 18, 2020 at 12:44 PM
  • L
    Super October 2020
    Leslie ·
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    I was thinking about it but my niece tells me that if you have blemishes or freckles they might spray oddly. Suggestion is try months ahead to see if you can get look you want.

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  • Victorian Bride
    Master February 2022
    Victorian Bride ·
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    I am a dk. strawberry blonde, blue-green eyes, with a porcelain complexion. I do not look good with a tan. I do not tan naturally. I look better with my natural peaches and cream complexion. I'd never get a spray tan.
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    I got a spray tan. I would suggest doing a trial run if you’ve never had one as everyone has a different outcome and experience. For me it worked great.
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  • Katrina
    Savvy February 2020
    Katrina ·
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    I'm very torn on if I want to tan beforehand. If I do, it will be in a tanning bed despite the dangers. I do not want to spray as almost every spray I've ever seen is orangey. "I don't look orange." Yes, you do. I have 2 more days to make up my mind.
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  • Stefanie
    Expert July 2020
    Stefanie ·
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    Why not be natural and love the skin you're in?
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  • Alyssa
    Super December 2021
    Alyssa ·
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    Bad idea. Tanning beds run many many more times the melanoma risk, even with one use, compared to the sun.
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  • Sarah
    Dedicated October 2021
    Sarah ·
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    Red hair with pale skin is a beautiful look! And if you're always pale, why not look like yourself on your wedding day?

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  • Stefanie
    Expert July 2020
    Stefanie ·
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    My thoughts exactly.
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  • Savvy April 2020
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    If I might make a recommendation from painful personal experience...spray tans tend to rub off on clothes, ESPECIALLY expensive and white ones. It might depend on the brand though. Do a trial run or two first, and don't forget to find a darker foundation color if necessary.
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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
    Kari ·
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    Have you ever done a spray tan before? If not, I most certainly would not recommend doing one for the first time for your wedding.


    If you spray tan, you need to exfoliate very thoroughly ahead of time, otherwise the drier/dead patches of skin can absorb more color and you'll look blotchy. Definitely not something to experiment with right before your wedding.

    Personally, I don't see the obsession with being tan. I'm fair/light skinned with blond hair and gray eyes and wish more people would embrace the beautiful skin they were born with. I know it can be SO HARD when all the photos we see are of bronzed, slender models, but I honestly think fair skin can be beautiful (super dark skin too). Your partner loves you for who you are. I always feel a bride should always look like the best version of their authentic self on their wedding day. If being tan is new to you or you've never spray tanned before, I'd skip it and go as your fair skinned, natural self instead.


    Also the chances of your spray tan staining your wedding dress, as the previous poster mentioned, is pretty high. If you have any thoughts of preserving or reselling your dress after the wedding, any spray tan stains might ruin those plans. If you are sweating a lot, it could also rub off on your partner's shirt or other people. Just another thing to consider as well.

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  • Katrina
    Savvy February 2020
    Katrina ·
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    I'm well aware of the risks.
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