why cant i get a fake tan to work form me?
Question: i have tried a lot of self tanning lotions and they all make me orange, well not on my legs. it just makes the pores where my leg hair grows orange. i tried the spray tan a at a tanning salon. i did everything she told me to do. exfoliate, lotion, baby oil, no tight clothes, shave, ect. i even didn't shower that night and the next morning... yep still pale white. i know i can tan. my arms, chest, neck, shoulders and face are really tan. it looks really odd having the top half tan the bottom half pale. please help.
Answer: That is really interesting. In all my years in spray tanning industry I have only found one person that spray tanned orange no matter what she did. It is very rare, but spray tanning is not for everybody.
Before you give up, however, I would just try one more thing. Get yourself a Baiden Mitten, and scrub really well after you have soaked for about 20 minutes in clear water with some Epsom Salts 2 days before spray tanning or applying self tan (seems like a better idea to test it out). Then, on the day of spray tanning have a shower using just ordinary soap, without any moisturizers, so your skin is oil free.
Baiden Mitten -I am convinced was invented for spray tanners, because it takes care of most problems associated with spray tanning. The deep exfoliation removes a layer of dead skin cells that might have too much trapped oil from soaps, moisturizers and body secretions. I have found that I get most even and long lasting tans when I use it.
If that does not work, the problem must be in your skin chemistry. Spray tanning works on totally different principle than sun tanning so you cannot compare the two. Just because you can get a sun tan does not mean that you will also be successful in spray tanning.