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Spray Tan

Started by gmanbat, Apr 29, 2012 12:31 PM
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Posted April 29, 2012 - 12:31 PM

I got some spray tan on a whim. I remembered way back when using Quick Tan....instant orange. I globbed it on one night before my high school rock band, The Spyders,(1966), had a gig. I was quite embarrassed but tried to play it like it was part of the act, ...the citrus look. That was before the Oompa Loompas copied me. B)

Anyway, I bought some at Sally's beauty supply on one of the many times my daughter and granddaughters dragged me there. Tanwise is the name, $10. I scrubbed my face; surface preparation, then had my wife spray it on. Having never worked in a body shop she ran it pretty bad so we had to sacrifice a washcloth to even it out and wipe up the floor.

I must say it turned out better than anticipated. It got darker as the day progressed, the simulated time-at-Daytona Beach effect went from 2 days to 2 weeks. The color is a believable brown. It blends in my many freckles and age spots. Unfortunately, if you have really dry spots they suck more in and will be a bit darker.

It did make my scarred up belly look better, minimizing the surgery evidence. I think my saggy skin looks better, healthier, although I know it is just a mind game.

I am of German/British descent and have red-head type skin. Sun is something I love but have to guard against always with bajillion power sunblock. This is not a big deal, it's just fun. B)


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Posted April 29, 2012 - 12:35 PM

So, you've decided to air brush yourself like they do the pictures of models in magazines? :) I'm all for it. I mean, us ladies get to wear makeup to cover our imperfections, why shouldn't they have something for the guys!?!

Enjoy being a brozed god for a few days! Jergens also makes a lotion that has darkening properties that, IMO, looks more natural than the spray tan stuff. I use it to even out my color. I'm of native american extraction, so I tan really fast, but areas that don't get sun regularly are very pale in comparison without the Jergens lotion.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 4:31 PM

I agree with Sleeve Master, Jergens makes a great product: Jergens Natural Glow Firming Moisturizer, Fair to Medium Skin Tones 7.5 Ounces and is under $8. I am VERY fair skinned (Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, Belgian, Sweedish, and Cherokee) and burn quite easily. I don't expose myself to the sun without bathing in sunscreen. This Jergens lotion goes on easily, looks natural, lasts a few days, my skin feels soft and gives my legs and arms the healthy glow I desparately need.

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