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Spray tan or real tan?

B2B2020, on February 28, 2020 at 10:49 AM Posted in Hair and Makeup 2 13
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Trying to debate between tanning bed or spray on? Pros and cons?? How far before the big day for a spray tan? Any advice would be amazing!! Thank you!

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Latest activity by Shyan, on March 1, 2020 at 10:20 PM
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    Super August 2020
    Alex ·
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    I would not use a tanning bed under any circumstances. They are extremely dangerous and damaging.

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  • Vannesa
    Expert October 2021
    Vannesa ·
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    Have you ever had a spray tan?

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    Dedicated September 2020
    B2B2020 ·
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    I have not..I have only ever regular tanned but haven't in a year
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  • Hope
    Dedicated August 2020
    Hope ·
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    I’m not because I’ll be naturally sun kissed ... but I wonder - does the spray tan rub off onto your dress?
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  • Bryannah
    Dedicated July 2020
    Bryannah ·
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    I have also been wondering about this... My gym offers tanning beds with my membership, but I am so worried about going. I haven't been in a tanning bed since high school! Heavily considering finding a good place for a spray tan.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    I tanned mostly outside and a few times in a tanning bed. I tan really easily and don't burn, and I don't use the face bulbs. That being said, tanning in a tanning bed (or even outside) isn't good for your skin ever and can result in skin cancer, sun spots, wrinkles, burns, etc. My dermatologist has red light beds to lay in that are supposed to help with the damage tanning beds can cause, but I'm not sure how much it works? I would buy some at home gradual tanning lotion to start using today to build a base tan and if you like the results, you'd probably like a spray tan. I'd be hesitant to start using a tanning bed less than a month before your wedding if you don't consistently use one.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    I would get a spray tan. That's what I'm planning on doing. My friend got one for her wedding, she bought 3 in like a package. She looked naturally tan. I personally don't tan very well unless I work hard at it, I used to go tanning and I was tan that way. But now I know that it's bad for my skin so I tend to burn in the sun. So I'm going the spray tan route.

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  • Vannesa
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    Vannesa ·
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    I would get one now to see if you like it then. If not I wouldn't go sit in a bed.

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  • Lena
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    Lena ·
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    Have you ever used a self tanner? I have no problem with the one I use and it gives me a perfect tan every time (after a few practice runs). You can also control how dark you want to be. Smiley smile

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  • Francesca
    Savvy September 2021
    Francesca ·
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    HI

    which one do you use?

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  • Kelsie
    Devoted March 2020
    Kelsie ·
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    I'm doing a real tan and loving it! I am doing it because I want a base for my honeymoon so I don't burn. (New York skin in the Bahamas with no base, hahaha not fun) I could really care less if I was tan for the wedding, but it's just a side benefit since we are leaving for our honeymoon the day after our wedding. I honestly have gotten so many compliments about how good and natural the real tan looks! Spray tanning can go wrong and sometimes doesn't look as natural. I started tanning 3 times a week 2 months before my wedding. I started in the bed at 5 minutes and increased by one minute every week. I'm at ten minutes 3 times a week now.

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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    I’ve never had a spray tan, and wondering the same too. Except my problem is I have Vitiligo, and it’s primarily on my neck and chin.


    I’m wondering if a spray tan would actually cover this and show as all one / same color.
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  • Shyan
    Beginner May 2020
    Shyan ·
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    I have decided to do a spray tan but by an actual person rather than one of the automated ones at sun tan city! I always come out patchy!
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