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ASHLEYGILLE SparkPoints: (12,749)
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6/11/13 6:33 P

Jergens "Natural Glow" (i.e. face tanner) for fair (light) to medium skin. Just make sure you wait a few minutes before putting your shirt on as you don't want the color to get on your clothing! ;) They also make one for the body, which works well.

After the color sets (When I've used it, I apply at night), use a little foundation with SPF (I do so in the morning, of course), for protection from the sun's damaging rays. It also tends to tone down any "orange", even though that's VERY minimal (otherwise, I wouldn't buy it).

You can purchase it at any drug store like CVS, Rite Aid, whatever. I don't use it a lot, but when I have (for a special occasion), I've loved it!

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6/11/13 6:11 P

I like the jergens tanning lotion to give you a little bit of color you want to go with the lightest one.

MARISSADREAMER SparkPoints: (139)
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6/11/13 5:38 P

Thank you, I am just looking for something that makes me look tan. Like those gradual tan lotions? I read that the Jergens one is good.
I always put a lot of sunscreen on. I like the smell of it lol.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,458)
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6/11/13 5:21 P

Are you asking for something that is going to make you tan in the sun?

Pale folks should not be tanning; wear makeup if you don't care for the shade of your skin, but you need to be wearing sunblock... not tanning lotion. Those of us who are very pale are at vastly increased risks of skin cancer! And even beyond that, sun damage increases spots, blemishes, wrinkles, and over time makes you look WORSE than you did!

Now, if you're just asking for something to make you LOOK tanner, will, ignore what I just said. ;) I have no idea; I'm a redhead, and look stupid with darker skin.

Either way, the pink doesn't look as bad as you think it makes you look, that I promise. We're always our own worst critics. One day I was staring in the mirror, glaring at my butt because it's sagging a bit since I haven't been strength training like I'm supposed to.

And yet, I had a friend compliment me on my butt just a few hours later. ;)

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 6/11/2013 (17:22)
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6/11/13 5:19 P

They make self-tanning products that are specifically for faces.

I have very pale skin and freckles, and I've never found a self-tanner that looks good on my face. I end up with the dreaded orange face. I use foundation to cover the pinkness in my face...Revlon colorstay foundation won't come off when you sweat, so that's usually what I use.

You should use sunscreen every day to prevent wrinkles (you'll thank yourself in 10 or 15 years), whether you use a self-tanning lotion or not. There's sunscreen in makeup, but it's not enough to prevent sun damage.

MARISSADREAMER SparkPoints: (139)
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6/11/13 5:05 P

Sorry if this is a little off topic, but it is weight related.
So I have naturally very pale skin but it turns an all over shade of pink rather quickly.
I am wondering if there is a good tanning product that will make my skin not so pale because my skin will get darker but never my face. And I really don't like how my face looks since I gained weight and the pinkness is making me feel worse.
I'm not looking for a bronzer like a make-up, but more like a lotion that won't rub off.
Thank you!!

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