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gardenparty posted 7/30/2014 20:09 PM

I am going to a very fancy wedding at the end of August and already have a dress that I am going to wear, It is very simple, cream and I like the way it looks. However I have the worst farmer tan ever. I wear sunblock everyday but my arms and neck are about 50 shades darker than the rest of me. I need to even out my colour or I will look like I am wearing a white t-shirt under my dress. I have heard that self tanners work but have no idea what type to buy. Any self tanning experts out there?

I think I can posted 7/30/2014 20:53 PM

Jergen's!!! Put it on every day until you are happy with the results. It's not a "do it once and hope you don't have orange streaks"--it's a gradual buildup. I am fishbelly white and finally have (for me) a tan. Plus, it's available in grocery stores.

AnnieOakley posted 7/30/2014 21:28 PM

I use Bath and Body Works. Have always had good luck with it. Have read good stuff about Jergens as well, but not tried.

I recommend you start now, so you give yourself time to get good at it. How much to apply, how much to rub in, etc. Keep in mind most have a bronzer in them that washes off the first time, but you still have the color.

I've put on white jeans, shorts, etc. after I have dried, but the bronzer rubs off onto my clothes. Washes out...but think about that and your cream dress. Especially if you plan to dance up a storm...and sweat.

Pentup posted 7/30/2014 21:33 PM

I second the Jergens

gardenparty posted 7/30/2014 22:21 PM

Right on. I will get some tomorrow and start building up a colour.

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