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Self Tanner suggestions.......

I have an event im going to on Friday night (formal) and im pasty white.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what they have used??/
And i will be sure to exfoliate before hand ;)
Thanks in advance!

Wed. Mar 29, 10:12pm

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I like the Jergens Natural Glow. You could also try the spray tan that they do at tanning salons.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 10:28 PM

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i agree

i'm totally hooked on the jergins natural glow. it is almost impossible to mess up :)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 11:50 PM

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For the love of all that is good do not consider fake n' bake! ( tanning beds)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 11:51 PM

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I and a few friends have had bad experiences with Neutrogena.

I used Loreal Sublime Bronze last summer and loved it. It is a tanner that is also a bronzer so you see where it goes on and you are also tan right away. You might do one application today and see how it goes. Bronzer will rub off a bit on clothes, so either let it dry for like an hour or don't put it on on Friday.

Mix it with a bit of lotion with the tanner for your knees, elbows, feet, etc and you will be less likely to get a concentratioon of color in those areas.

You could also do a powder bronzer on your face and chest (do the self-tan today, then powder bronzer before the formal).

The spray tan at the booth is very good too as mentioned before.

Peroxide will help get rid of orange streaks if you end up with any.

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 12:19 AM

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I just discovered Jergens Natural Glow Too!!

I'm hooked!! LOVE IT!!! Since I'm a redhead I've tried a lot of them out there and this is the first fool proof one I've found. I had nice color after one application too!! (nice color for me that is)

I've done the Mystic Tan where you stand in a booth and get sprayed - before the Jergens that was the best I had found but you could still end up streaky and MUST exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. It took me nearly 5 visits before I had figured out all kinds of little tricks to get it the best that I could.

Blozzom :-)

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 1:06 AM

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Is the Jergens Natural Glow a self tanner? Sound good. I am a redhead too seeking to look a bit less ghostly pale come summertime.

I think I'd only recommend the Mystic Tan type solution if you can find someone who will spray you, instead of standing in an automated sprayer. I had a coworker who did this as a business. She would add a personal touch by examining the areas, and do some shading, contoring in the appropriate areas.

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 1:40 AM

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Thank you for this thread! I am so pale they call me casper and now that I am getting buff I plan to wear shorts and halter tops this summer and need some color. I bought the Jergens a few days ago and have a slight bit of color starting, very foolproof. Take care.

Redmaiden :)

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 7:03 AM

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Jergens Natural Glow is a tanner!

All the magazines always say mix tanner with moisturizer to get less streaking - I had tried this on my own in the past with no luck.

Jergens has taken it a step further and mixed the tanner for you with moisturizer!! I was skeptical at first because it didn't have the immediate bronzer to make sure you had even coverage - I though "uh oh - good thing I'm trying this when it's still cold outside!!" But no worries - I had ZERO issues with streaking!!

Blozzom :-)

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 8:05 AM

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Cost of Jergens

How much does the Jergens Natural Glow cost?

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 8:06 AM

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hrmmmm.... I just picked up mine at Costco this weekend - hubby has the receipt. I got two big things of the body kind 7.5 oz each and then one medium tube of the face stuff. No idea what the price was - it was somewhat of an impulse buy/grab as my kids were running off in the other direction. I thought I had remembered reading about it in one of my mags and wanted to give it a try!

I will try and find out for ya and get back!

Blozzom :-)

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 10:28 AM

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I did the Mystic Tan booth once, and thought it turned me that icky, obvious orange color.

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 2:24 PM

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I love the Paula's Choice self tanner.

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 2:44 PM

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Self Magazine had a little feature on Jergens Natural glow and the likes this month. The article said that following last year's Jergens success, many companies jumping on the bandwagon and you can get similar products by say Vaseline and Neutrogena. All tested same results. look for ingredients called Erythrulose and DHA.

The article also mentioned good scrubbing beforehand (to remove dead cells) and no scrubbing after you apply the lotion since you'll scrub off your 'tanned' cells.

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 2:51 PM

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go to this is a spray. Another great one is the St. Tropez.

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 3:07 PM

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Does the Jergens Natural Glow have an SPF?

Friday, March 31, 2006, 12:08 PM

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No, I just bought some and it doesn't have SPF. Did any of you notice that it leaves you kinda sparkly? I guess this is the bronzer in it?

Friday, March 31, 2006, 12:12 PM

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i like the jergens for the result and the ease of application. i don't, however, like the way it smells so much. i have had great success with the bath and body works line of self tanner- natural color, doesn't stink too bad, dries quickly, con is that it is more expensive than jergens

Friday, March 31, 2006, 1:03 PM

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I tried the Jergens Natural Glow last summer but wasn't very impressed. Then I tried the Loreal Sublime Bronze and loved the results I got. I used it once before bed and left it on overnight, in the morning I had a great natural looking tan with no streaking and no orange looking spots around the sensitive areas like ankles, knees and toes. I use it once a week to keep it.

Friday, March 31, 2006, 6:55 PM

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Jergens Natural Glow

I purchased it yesterday at Wal Mart. It was only $6. I'll let you know how it works! Anything is better than this porcelein skin i have now!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006, 8:29 AM

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I got it about a week ago and LOVE it. I can see the difference in color but no streaking. It just looks natural. I have medium skin and I was afraid it would be too light or too dark. It just blended really well.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006, 9:02 AM

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i'm a natural red head also and have become addicted to johnson & johnson's holiday skin in fair - it's a moisturiser with a self tanner, after about 2 days i have a natural golden glow. that's what i like is that it looks so natural and not orange!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007, 9:14 AM

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE L'Oreal's Sublime Bronzer. I used it last summer during my wedding events. The night before my wedding I applied the stuff, slept, woke up, took my shower & later, got into my pure white, form fitting wedding gown. There is absolutely no staining on the dress from the tanner & I had a deep & real looking tan.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007, 12:10 PM

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I have tried them ALL

Before the tanner here is another option: I am absolutely hooked on Sally Hansen spray nylons. They come in a bunch of different shades and they are perfect, PERFECT for instant tan. Plus, you don't have to fuss with sunless tanner because it washes off in the shower. It doesn't come off on clothing and I use it all over my body--great for shoulders, arms and legs.However, not good for hot tubs! I have been using this product for about 4 years and it costs about 10.00 at a Walgreens or CVS. Back to subject at hand, when I can, I always opt for a professional spray tan at a salon, they are evenly applied, usually give good pigment and seem to fad evenly. For self tanners I would say the Loreal Sublime for instant, deep color and the Jergens or Neutrogena with SPF 20 for gradual color. The Jergens is pretty much fool proof and the Neutrogena requires a little bit more work while applying. St. Tropez makes a good product as well as Shisedo but it's too pricey for my usage level. The new form of tanners with the built in dial on the bottle are nothing special and I find the tan doesn't always come out evenly dispersed. The sunless tanner from Aveda is also fool-proof, subtle and easy. I also love the Aveda bronzer that comes in a tube, the stuff is perfect. The Benefit brand one is good too.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007, 6:16 PM

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micromist netrogena

i used this product and ended up with very noticable streaks, but did nit notice them until the next day, i have just tried peroxide and no luck. Does any one have any suggestions to get rid of the orange streaks.. HELP!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007, 10:18 PM

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A spray on is probably your best bet for an event. They are pretty foolproof. Even with something light like Jergens Natural Glow, on your own it may be hard to achieve the results you want without some trial and error, which you don't have time for. Make sure to exfoliate extremely well - better than you thought possible! - before getting a spray on tan. It might be a good idea to put a little moisturizer between your fingers and toes and on your elbows and knees as those areas can get darker than the rest of you and look a little strange. If you like the results, they can be maintained indefinitely by using a gradual self tanner like Jergens Natural Glow every couple of days. If you don't like the results, apply diluted lemon juice all over and then exfoliate well. It should pretty much disappear. Don't use peroxide all over because even though it gets rid of the fake tan it will really dry out your skin.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 1:45 AM

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1:45 here

Just wanted to add that moisturizing extends the life of your skin cells, so the more you moisturize after you self-tan, the longer your tan will last. So if you want it to last don't exfoliate too often or too much and moisturize well. If you want it to go away, really exfoliate and only moisturize where its really needed.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 1:48 AM

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Sorry to bust anyone's Jergen's - loving bubble (hehe), but I have found it really stinks. Does anyone know of a gradual self-tanner that doesnt smell bad or is odorless?

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 11:10 AM

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I hear Dove (available at Costco for CHEAP!!) smells good. I use Jergens N.G. w/ Firming, which smells a lot better than the original. (The firming part is hooey, though!)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 3:51 PM

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Try, they have everything there. If they don't have it put up a notice that you want it.

It's funny they eliminate some colors in come countries ....hmmm

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 3:53 PM

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does lemon get rid of sunless tanner

does lemon get rid of sunless tanner?

Thursday, August 30, 2007, 11:19 AM

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dude, no.

DON'T use Jergen's natural glow. I am a redhead, with golden undertones- not pinkish white like some very irish redheads are.

I used Jergen's Natural Glow, making sure to avoid appropriate areas such as knees and elbows (it does make them a lot darker.. ick!) It made me look JAUNDICED. all of my friends said so, too. and they're generally not very fond of being brutally honest, but it was for my own good.

bad stuff.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 8:53 PM

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I recently switched from Jergens Natural Glow to Mary Kay Subtle Tanning Lotion and I LOVE it!! It smells great, no after smell like with Jergens. It doesn't streak and my body feels moisturized after using it. Also, I can use it on my face. Before I had to use two separate self-tanners.


Sunday, April 26, 2009, 4:04 PM

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My favorite self tanner is called Hemp by Malibu Tan and is in a brown bottle that I've only been able to find at Walmart or Sally Beauty Supply stores.

It's a lotion and doesn't have that icky chemical smell that Jergins has. It's very cocunutty and summery. It also comes in a lot bigger bottle than Jergins and costs less :)

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