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Updated on Tuesday, January 21

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QUESTION: Anyone know any good self tanning products that don't make you orange? I'm tired of being so pale but I don't know where to start. Any tips and tricks?

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  1. What's wrong with being pale? Just wait it out til summer like I do.

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    1. +1

      also lots of ppl find pale girls cute

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    2. oops that was a really bad gender assumption, but still though

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  2. There's no such thing, don't waste money on that shit. Some tanning 'booths' are ok, but nothing beats the real deal. Save the money you would spend on a fake tan and go somewhere sunny for a week.

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  3. I am incredibly pale to the point where most cosmetic brands don't even make foundation light enough for me and I don't tan whatsoever. I don't mind being pale during the winter, but during the summer I would rather not blind people with my white legs. Depending on what you're willing to spend, I find that the St Tropez tanning mousse is the best. I've used both the regular and dark versions and the difference is very minimal. It's a matter of personal preference. They both look very natural and not at all orange. If you're looking for something on the cheaper end, the Jergens gradual tanning lotion is great. It gives a nice natural glow, but it won't get you as dark as the St Tropez.

    When using fake tanner always remember to exfoliate thoroughly, especially on the drier areas like your knees, elbows, and ankles otherwise they will look much darker than the rest of your body. You can even use a little moisturizer in those areas prior to applying the tanner. It's best to apply at night before you go to bed and then rinse it off in the morning since most tanners have a funny smell and/or pigment to show you where you've applied it. For instance, the dark St Tropez has a green pigment when it goes on to counteract the orange effect, but it washes off no problem. It's also important to make sure you have dark/old bedding and PJ's you don't care about much because the stuff WILL STAIN even after you think it's dry.

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    1. You've given great advice, but your whole explanation makes fake tanning sound like so much of a hassle. I'm pale too but I don't think I'd have the patience or courage to try a process like this. I'm not the OP, btw.

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  4. It's not like it really matters, so why not just stick with what you already have? Tanning creams, hair dye, makeup and all that kind of stuff that changes your appearance can look good if you do it perfect, but it's a such an unnecessary hassle, it hardly ever comes out perfect, and odds are you look just as nice with your natural colour.
    Personally, I love the look of pale skin. And most people look best with their natural colouring anyway.

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    1. I started reading in Mario's voice when I got to the a-such an necessary hassle part

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  5. Embrace the paleness! You aren't fooling anyone, but yourself. Unless you're willing to invest a crap ton of time and money for the rest of your life to trick people into thinking your skin isn't pale, don't bother starting.

    I tried it, even used tanning beds, and next to zero results. I think the sooner you come to terms with it being perfectly acceptable to be pale, the happier you and your wallet will be.

    Seriously, join the club. There are lots of us...

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  6. I dig pale girls.

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