Help a pale girl get tan

BflSaberfan
BflSaberfan Posts: 1,272
I'm a shade of white that is almost see through. I used a self tanner years ago and was so blotchy and orange I looked ridiculous. I also went to a tanning bed place and did the the spray tan which worked well enough but was too expensive to keep up with. Any good self tanning lotions out there?
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  • Some_Watery_Tart
    Some_Watery_Tart Posts: 2,250 Member
    OMG. Let me know if you ever find one. Until then I'll stand next to you. My whiteness will make you seem darker. :wink:
  • ACepero79
    ACepero79 Posts: 711 Member
    Jergens now has a scent-free self tanner. Check it out.
  • rosemaryhon
    rosemaryhon Posts: 507 Member
    I'm a shade of white that is almost see through. I used a self tanner years ago and was so blotchy and orange I looked ridiculous. I also went to a tanning bed place and did the the spray tan which worked well enough but was too expensive to keep up with. Any good self tanning lotions out there?


    From your profile photo I think your light skin tone is beautiful! I would accentuate your positive and leave your coloring be ;)
  • BigBrunette
    BigBrunette Posts: 1,543 Member
    Embrace paleness! :flowerforyou:
  • SmartWhatever
    SmartWhatever Posts: 718 Member
    I am either white or red. Never tan... :ohwell:
  • EponaBlue
    EponaBlue Posts: 96 Member
    My pale Irish *kitten* knows two colors, white as snow or beet red. I used to hate being so light but now I fully embrace it. Pass the SPF 100 please!
  • rosemaryhon
    rosemaryhon Posts: 507 Member
    Embrace paleness! :flowerforyou:

    ITA ;)
  • EponaBlue
    EponaBlue Posts: 96 Member
    I am either white or red. Never tan... :ohwell:

    OMG, we have this and the love of Jameson in common! Lol.
  • Sqeekyjojo
    Sqeekyjojo Posts: 704 Member
    No. Fake tan looks ridiculous.


    If you can't tan, then don't. You won't fit in with everybody else by painting your body a daft colour, you'll just look like a person covered in fake tan.
  • ValerieMartini2Olives
    ValerieMartini2Olives Posts: 3,041 Member
    Embrace paleness! :flowerforyou:

    Yep. And stay skin cancer free!
  • worldsbestauntie
    worldsbestauntie Posts: 280 Member
    Right now I am starting to peel because of a burn I got last week. (Might hav something to do with forgetting to put on sun block!) I do get dreadfully pale lookling in the winter months, but I never tan very much at all. Just enough to get slightly tan look. :) I just let the sun do it's work on it's on. I don't use tan sprays, lotions or tannying beds. So when there is sun and I can get out in it, I work on my tan then.
  • SmartWhatever
    SmartWhatever Posts: 718 Member
    I am either white or red. Never tan... :ohwell:

    OMG, we have this and the love of Jameson in common! Lol.

    lol!! Maybe we cant tan because of all the Jameson!!
  • EponaBlue
    EponaBlue Posts: 96 Member
    Jameson has altered our DNA over the centuries? Bleached us? Interesting.
  • SmartWhatever
    SmartWhatever Posts: 718 Member
    Jameson has altered our DNA over the centuries? Bleached us? Interesting.

    It may have something to it!! My boyfriend is a Jameson drinker too, and as you can see, he too is a little red!!! lol!!
  • The_Enginerd
    The_Enginerd Posts: 3,982 Member
  • Salt_Sand_Sun
    Salt_Sand_Sun Posts: 415 Member
    Jergens!!

    Best I've ever used hands down.
  • PoopieMonster
    PoopieMonster Posts: 295 Member
    No. Fake tan looks ridiculous.


    If you can't tan, then don't. You won't fit in with everybody else by painting your body a daft colour, you'll just look like a person covered in fake tan.

    No. This is 2013 not 1999.

    Spray tans don't look fake, or orange, or blotchy anymore. My favorite..

    http://www.amazon.com/Body-Drench-Quick-Sunless-Tanning/dp/B000T55RSG

    It goes on evenly and easily.
  • jzammetti
    jzammetti Posts: 1,956 Member
    I am an irish red-head...so I can relate to your skin color!

    What I started doing last summer was laying in the sun for 15 minutes on each side 4 or 5 days per week. It took forever, but I did not burn and eventually looked tan (even if I had to show tan lines to prove it - lol)

    This summer I lay out for 20 minutes each side and so far getting tan and no burns. Patience is key - or a self tanner, I guess, but they always make me orange.
  • HappyElizabeth
    HappyElizabeth Posts: 231 Member
    Pale Irish girl here. I'm obsessed with sunscreen, yet completely self-conscious about my paleness, so I must self-tan. I go back-and-forth between Jergens and Tan Towels. Most other things make me look like I've just been in a mud run!
  • jimshine
    jimshine Posts: 199 Member
    ^^^ That works for me as well. I can accelerate it if I accidentally burn a little bit one day, then go out and do the 15 minute exposures after.