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When I've used sunless tanning lotions I've found them to leave
an unpleasant odor. Can anyone recommend a brand that is
oderless or at least pleasant smelling?
Try Kinesys spray sunscreen. Its SO easy to put on and goes up
to 30 SPF. They have a kids version and an adult's version. Not
too sure of the difference. I've had a hard time finding it
around her but if you go to their website, you'll find a store
locator, and its easy to find online. It is rather pricey
however, but good stuff.
In all my years of using these products, that icky, clingy smell
has always been part and parcel of fake tans. I believe that the
smell belongs to the very chemical that is turning your skin
brown- so enjoy! Tell yourself it is a great smell that will
keep you from skin cancer later in life!
tan with a funnny smell
The continual rain and my 5 month postpartum body is really
starting to get me down. Usually I don't really think much about
being tan but with so much rain and a new baby at home I feel
like I never see the sun anymore which has left me with such fair
skin it's see through! So, I would like to treat myself to a
*light* fake tan. I don't want to expose myself to anything that
is bad for me, so no tanning beds. I have heard of spas that will
do a spray on tan- has anyone done that before? Could you get a
light tan? I don't want to look dark, just not see through
anymore! I have also heard of lotions you can buy but an scared
to death of them. I have semi dry skin so I am afraid that I
wouldn't be able to apply it correctly- anyone have experience
with them? Is there another way?
Thanks in advance!
-tired of being see through
I just starting using a new product (to me, anyway) called
Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer. I found it at Target and
it's relatively cheap ($7) It works great. You put it on daily,
as you would any moisturizing lotion and in a day or two, lo and
behold, you start to gain color. No streaking and it looks
natural...not orangy. It's not dramatic, but definitely
noticable. It's been about five days for me and I'm no longer
ashamed to wear shorts. So now I can start working on
my ''natural tan''.
not so pasty
I hear where you're coming from! As a red-head I smear sunscreen all over my body,
and end up paler than pale all summer long. I could never apply sunless tan creams
evenly, but last summer I discovered the Mystic Tan and loved it! You stand in a
booth naked and are sprayed head to toe with a mist. I went with the lightest tan
first and it looked totally natural, and then a few weeks later got the next one up --
it seemed as if I'd just deepened my ''natural'' tan (so I didn't go from ghost white
medium tan overnight). The silliest thing though: they give you booties to put on,
and then you end up with the goofiest looking white/tan pattern on your feet! I
don't use them any more. Same with the goggles - but keep your eyes CLOSED and
hold your breath. Boy, what a difference a little tan makes to my body confidence
level! Sad, but true. Sunless tanners contain DHA (dihydroxyacetone), which
temporarily stains the skin surface and fades like a suntan as skin cells are
shed. DHA is considered by experts to be completely safe for skin, but I don't have
any research to support that claim. I just love Mystic Tan for how convenient and
natural looking it is! Go to mystictan.com to find locations near you. It's about $25
and well worth it.
Happily Tanned Red-Head
I stopped wearing skirts years ago when my girls were born and I
gained weight. I feel like my legs are really really white, blue
vein-y (not just ankles, but my entire calves), and sort of
pocked looking from shaving.
I know there must be beauty solutions for these problems, but
I've just worn pants and not thought about it. I don't really
understand the difference between waxing and any other types of
removal. And my husband is freaked out about spray-on tans,
cause he thinks they'll find out later it causes cancer (''sprayed
on? On your skin!?'')
Are there good tan-looking creams? Or should I go for tanning
booths. I'm just completely confused, but you can sign me:
wish I could wear skirts again
I can sympathize with you! I have actually been having
problems with veiny, pale legs before I had my daughter. I
have also been getting waxing done since I was 13. (I am now
31.) Waxing is a treatment that you get done every 4-6 weeks.
And it's just that. They slather wax on you, let it dry a
little, and then tear it off. It hurts the most the first time
and some areas are more tender than others. Another hair
removal treatment is laser. This is more permanent. But it is
far more expensive and the amount of treatments vary from
person to person. But many people like this, too. There is
also a new prescription cream out. I don't know the cost. You
would have to see a cosmetic dermatologist. It's possible to
have an adverse affect on some skin. But you just test it
out. I intend to look into it more - just haven't yet.
The best thing for fake tanning, is to go to a tanning booth.
The tan lasts for about a week. You strip down to your
underwear and they just spray you. Ironically, there is
something in it that is actually GOOD for your skin. This
should put your husband at ease.
Tanning is not my favorite b/c of all the scare of cancer and
sun damage to age the skin. But Waxing is something I do often.
I go to Spa de Esperanza on Solano. I would say Kristina is
good at the legs, arms, and underarms. She somehow makes it
less painful then most people who wax. She also gives advice on
how to care for the skin post waxing. Things you can do with
what you already have at home. And Sandra is the BEST by far at
Eyebrows. If you want a great shape, you have to schedule with
Sandra Depaz. She knows how to shape any brow and they have a
great product that even grows Eyelashes naturally. It works! I
am proof and their receptionist Sue is too. Her lashes grew to
touch her glasses. It was amazing and I think she is about 50.
I know it is powerful stuff. Call them at (510) 525-8700. I
think they have a website too.
Waxing Crazy Mom
I'm looking for recommendations where to get a spray on tan in
the Berkeley area. Also any information about the procedure and
if you were happy with the results. Thanks.
Hi there! I do massage at Avalon salon in Montclair and they
offer Magic Tan spray tanning. I've done it several times and
I'm pretty happy with the results. It's easy, fast, completely
UV-free and lasts about a week (7-10 days). Also, it seems to
work really well with different skin tones (I'm naturally pretty
pale). It's $26 for one session -- but there are package deals
where the price goes down. If you stop by the salon or call
(339-1199), someone will answer any questions you have or walk
you through the process. Good luck!
Looking lots tanner these days!
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