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Old 06-07-2006, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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FACE WON'T TAN

can somebody please tell me why my face won't tan?

my body gets dark quickly, but my face stays white. people have actually commented on it. i have used various "face" tanning lotions, but always the same results.

i avoid anything with a sunscreen & don't go overboard with washing/exfoliating my face.

i am taking bc - diane-35, but know many people who do and do not experience this problem.

any suggestions? tanning lotions, tips, whatever???
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Try a self tanner on the face.
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If you are using a moisturizer lotion with petroleum jelly or mineral oil, your pores get clogged and your skin won't tan. Also, try one of the lotions designed for faces only (Designer Skin Amazing Face or Swedish Beauly Bronzing Silk- which feels silky on your skin).
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Re: FACE WON'T TAN

1. What type of bed are you tanning in? Use a bed that has facial lamps. Lamps have higher output in the middle than at the ends.

2. Do you normally wear makeup? Most makeups have SPF. Go ahead and go overboard cleansing your face. I understand that you don't want to scrub off your tan, but you don't have a tan to scrub off. Get down to clean new skin.

3. use a good face tanning lotion as suggested above.

4. How long have you been on the pill? Do you still have problems with the acne? If so, the oily skin may be the problem as well. Again, get rid of the oil and get down to new skin.
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Re: FACE WON'T TAN

Also, the Dianne 35 inhibits hormone production. These medicines effect different people differently. You are probably right that this isn't the problem, but just because it doesn't keep someone else from tanning, that doesn't mean it won't keep you from tanning.
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You could also try tanning with a clean face, no makeup, just a facial tanner like Australian Gold Sun Silk. I find that it works quite well.
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^^Why didn't I think of that?^^
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Re: FACE WON'T TAN

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sometimes this is the problem. Too many salons don't change their face lamps when the relamp the rest of their beds. If the lamp comes on, it must be tanning right?? not. if you have been using a face lamp, try tanning at the other end of the bed so you are under the floresent lamps. Face exfoliates more often than other body parts. lastly, do you wear coverup makup? are people who are saying your face is white seeing you with this makeup on? if so, have you changed it to a darker color? Are you using a face moisturizer purchased from a beauty store/drugstore? such as oil of olay, and other nationaly advertised brands? Usualy they contain a high amount of alcohol which is a preservative, and some of them contain alpha hydroxy acid, especialy when they are designed for severly dry skin. Dump them if you do, you can use tanning face lotions as moisturizer, also JA has AWESOME face cleansing and moisturizing products that are ment for TANNERS, drug store products are NOT. They want you to stay white so you need the cover up and self tanning products.
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Re: FACE WON'T TAN

thanks everyone!

there are definitely some great suggestions here for me to try. didn't know it mattered what's in your moisturizing lotion/if you have oily skin, etc.

don't wear a lot of makeup + i always tan with a clean face. but, the beds i tan in don't have face lamps. maybe i should try another salon + ask how often they change the face lamps.

thanks again :)
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sometimes this is the problem. Too many salons don't change their face lamps when the relamp the rest of their beds. If the lamp comes on, it must be tanning right?? not. if you have been using a face lamp, try tanning at the other end of the bed so you are under the floresent lamps. Face exfoliates more often than other body parts. lastly, do you wear coverup makup? are people who are saying your face is white seeing you with this makeup on? if so, have you changed it to a darker color? Are you using a face moisturizer purchased from a beauty store/drugstore? such as oil of olay, and other nationaly advertised brands? Usualy they contain a high amount of alcohol which is a preservative, and some of them contain alpha hydroxy acid, especialy when they are designed for severly dry skin. Dump them if you do, you can use tanning face lotions as moisturizer, also JA has AWESOME face cleansing and moisturizing products that are ment for TANNERS, drug store products are NOT. They want you to stay white so you need the cover up and self tanning products.
What are JA products?
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