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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
has anyone tried tanning tablets and do they work?

i look like Casper's older sister and need some colour (safe colour so no sun beds) before i go away at the end of august.
post #2 of 27
i have no idea what youre talking about but i look like caspers younger sister :P
post #3 of 27
i always feel like im glowing when im in the sun im so pale, but i will need to look up these tablet things, they sound cool
post #4 of 27
Hey! I am casper's cousin! I have learned that it is hard to fight who you are - I am pale and I always will be.
post #5 of 27
I've heard of this new spray on tan, and I think that might be much safer than tanning tables. Tanning tables do give you a tan, but I think they may be almost as harmful as the sun. I've heard great things about this spray on tan, though. You still have to go in and get it done professionally, or at lest go to a booth, and then I think they just spray it on you. They're doing that with make up these days as well, and it's applied so much better than if you put it on my hand.
post #6 of 27
As a redhead, with a family history of skin cancer, I'm very proud of my blindingly white, cave dweller appearance

I've never heard of tanning tablets either, my mother though (even paler than I) uses an all over bronzer.
post #7 of 27
Oh I thought you were talking about tanning tables in tanning booths. I haven't heard of tanning tablets either, but I am very familiar with tanning tables.
post #8 of 27
I still say, if you want something safe, and and evenly applied check into the salons that offer the spray on tan. It might be a little expensive, because it's pretty new, but like I said, I've heard great things about this stuff.
post #9 of 27
I am white, have always been white, and most likely will always be white. There is a bit of skin cancer in our family, so I always slather on the sunscreen instead of tanning oil. I read in a newspaper that you inhale a lot of chemicals in spay on tanning, so I wouldn't try that either. These tanning pills sound interesting though.
post #10 of 27
nicky, why dont you just wait untill you get on your holiday, you will tan very quickly around those areas
post #11 of 27
Thread Starter 
i looked them up on the internet and found mioxed opinions. a magazine i read today reccomended them but didnt say if anyone had tested them or if they work.

they are pills that make you tan with minimum exposure to the sun.

maybe we could start a club for milky people?!
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
maybe we could start a club for milky people?!
Can I join?! I'm practically translucent I'm so pale! I don't tan at all, I burn (*very* easily) and instead of it turning to a tan it just fades until I'm pale again!
post #13 of 27
What is the name of these tablets?? never heard of them before-- but i'm very interested!!!
post #14 of 27
they sound risky! i'd rather just do it naturally
post #15 of 27
I'd like to join the "clear-skin-tone club" Close relative to Casper as well!!!! My thought on the pill: Haven't heard of it but if it's a pill that lowers you resistance to the sun so you tan faster is NOT GOOD AT ALL. I would think that would put you at a much higher risk for skin cancer! You may also have not heard of anything yet as cancer may not have developed yet in any of the test subjects!! I wouldn't risk it!! Be proud of your lack of complextion and cover up with SPF 45 the entire time!!!!
post #16 of 27
jergens makes a moisturizer that is formulated specifically for people with fair skin that adds color gradually when applied every day for about a week. because it's such a gradual darkening, it doesn't streak or turn orange like other sunless tanners. it's called "natural glow daily moisturizer" and comes in both fair and medium skin-tone formulas (if you really are as pale as casper i'd go with the fair skinned one.) it costs less than $10 and i'm pleased with the results i've gotten with it. i know there are other brands that have a similar product, but haven't tried any of them. plus this way you can still slather on the spf 45 or whatever you want to use and not worry about a nasty sunburn
post #17 of 27
I saw some herbal tanning tablets in Holland and Barratt! I considered them too!

However, my parents took some tanning tablets in the seventies and ended up looking as thought they had been Tango'd! Yes they got some great colour and a fantastic tan - once the orange had calmed down plus it lasted longer, but they did look pretty silly walking around on holiday in their orange state!

As I don't mind looking silly, I could have a go and let you know!
post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
we'll do it together sarah! lets by them today! those were the ones i was thinking off. might go and check boots too.

they dont lower your skins resistence, they increase the checmical that makes you tan (and therefore ups your skins restitence too!).
post #19 of 27
But isn't tanning a result of skin damage? If the chemical that makes you tan is increased, surely you are lowering your body's defences? I fail to see how that works....
post #20 of 27
Thread Starter 
the chemical prodced protects yor skin doesnt it? when you tan its your bodys attempt to protect your skin from burning, hence why darker skins dont burn so much.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
they sound risky! i'd rather just do it naturally
Speaking as someone who's had several relatives with skin cancer: "naturally" is risky—very risky.

I use the Jergens stuff myself; it's pretty good.
post #22 of 27
Another member for the Milky Club here!!

I dont even try to tan - I've already had a small pre-cancer taken off my face! My skin is really sun sensitive so I use a Sun Allergy cream gel - pretty much the strongest suncream you can get in sweden. I would like to try the spray on tan one day! I use a tanning cream from innoxa on my face sometimes in winter - we dont get much sunlight at all here in winter and I start to look wierd...
post #23 of 27
I don't know about the tablets, but we have just discontinued the spray tanning at the salon. It is not that effective unless you get it several days in a row, and it is too expensive to be doing it like that. My friend got it done and coughed up yucky brown stuff for a week. Now we have tanning beds. My boss wants all of us to use them, but I would not be caught dead in one. I am also lily white. I believe if I was meant to be another color, the good Lord would have made me that way!
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by amirando
jergens makes a moisturizer that is formulated specifically for people with fair skin that adds color gradually when applied every day for about a week. because it's such a gradual darkening, it doesn't streak or turn orange like other sunless tanners. it's called "natural glow daily moisturizer" and comes in both fair and medium skin-tone formulas (if you really are as pale as casper i'd go with the fair skinned one.) it costs less than $10 and i'm pleased with the results i've gotten with it. i know there are other brands that have a similar product, but haven't tried any of them. plus this way you can still slather on the spf 45 or whatever you want to use and not worry about a nasty sunburn
USED AND LOVE IT...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
post #25 of 27
I'm another member of Casper's family!! My skin is very fair, and freckles like crazy. I have a theory that someday all my freckles will grow together into a lovely tan.

I just bought the Jergens stuff yesterday, and put it on for the first time last night. I'll let you know how it works for me.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
they sound risky! i'd rather just do it naturally
Me, too..the pills sound kind of scary..at least if I'm in the sun I know what I'm in for, & have weighed those risks against looking grey/green when I am pale. Wrinkles be damned..
You can always spot an older Floridian-we look like lizards!
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Tari
I'm another member of Casper's family!! My skin is very fair, and freckles like crazy. I have a theory that someday all my freckles will grow together into a lovely tan.
My theory too!
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