Does fake tan make you go blotchy or streaky?

by H Noble
(Buckinghamshire UK)

Question: Does a spray tan go blotchy or streaky? i have tried home fake tans before but first i go orange and then after about 2-3 days it fade but all blotchy. i know you need to keep topping ti up but it just makes me too orage and it looks so fake. I am very pale is this the reason why i go orange? also, i was going to have a spray tan for my prom.. so i want to look my best.. e.g NOT orage streak or blotchy.. will a spray tan do this to me.?

Answer: To avoid going orange, streaky or blotchy you have to do two things:
1. Make sure that your pre-spray tan exfoliating is good enough. Not every product will do the same job, as a lot of exfoliating products have oils or moisturizers added, but that stops the spray tanning solution getting through and as a result you can go patchy. The best exfoliating product on the market by far that I have only recently found is Baiden Mitten as it exfoliates totally by a mechanical means without putting any oils onto the skin. Also watch out what soaps or body washes you use, the ones that have a lot of moisturizers like Dove soap can also form a barrier.

2. You have to match the solution to your skin. If you are very pale you can ONLY get a very light tan without a significant danger of going orange. There are a lot of solutions that will not be suitable for you if they have a larger content of DHA.
A good spray tanning salon will have a range of different solutions and will be able to match the solution to your own individual skin.

I would suggest a trial run to make sure that you do have a good match and don't get your prom ruined. If in doubt though, you can always use Safe Tan which I have never seen go orange.

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Jan 31, 2010
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by: Victoria

For best results, you want to shave your legs and exfoliate before doing VersaSpa or any sunless tan sprays. This removes dead skin cells and will allow the product to soak into your skin easier. Don?t forget to apply a Tan Extender on a regular basis (after each time you shower) to retain moisture and keep your skin tan longer.

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