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Brown Legs Anyone?

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readrunraverelax Mon 28-Jul-14 13:00:49

Please could any fab tanners advise on how to obtain brown legs? My legs are just always so frustratingly slow at colouring?


readrunraverelax Mon 28-Jul-14 13:24:45

Would buying a factor 10 or lower oil be a good idea?!

Greengardenpixie Mon 28-Jul-14 13:26:44

A bit of fake tan?

readrunraverelax Mon 28-Jul-14 13:29:10

greengarden thanks, there is that! I am unfortunately very incompetent at applying fake tan! Do you have bronzed legs?

roundandround51 Mon 28-Jul-14 13:41:17

Dove tanning moisturiser fair to medium every day

roundandround51 Mon 28-Jul-14 13:41:28

Dove tanning moisturiser fair to medium every day

sweetheart Mon 28-Jul-14 14:50:37

Garnier summer body moisturising lotion is great for making your legs look brown

Have just bought Dove Summer Glow in the light shade and am v pleasantly surprised. Much nicer than the Garnier one, for me.

readrunraverelax Mon 28-Jul-14 15:54:50

Thanks, ladies!

hellsbellsmelons Mon 28-Jul-14 16:17:46

Another vote for Garnier Summer Body.
The Dove stuff smells weird to me.
Make sure you get the darker one.
Make sure you rub it in really well.
Put it on every other day for a week or so and you'll see a massive difference.

cartoontrickster Mon 28-Jul-14 16:22:05

hmmm I agree these moisturisers are good but I don't find they work so well on my legs for some reason not sure what I'm doing wrong. but rodial fake tan is really good I just mixed it with some normal moisturiser, really nice colour and wasn't patchy.

RiojaHaze Mon 28-Jul-14 20:02:11

Fake tan never takes very well on my legs for some reason too.

If I have a spray tan I get the tanner to go over them twice, likewise if I do if myself.

daimbardiva Mon 28-Jul-14 21:08:22

exfoliate well and Garnier summer body every second day for me. This is the first year I've got my legs out regularly for ages and it's great! They are still not what you'd call tanned, but they are not white, and they don't look out of place next to the rest of me!

Cluelesslulu Mon 28-Jul-14 22:15:09

The Dove one is the only one that works well for me. (Does smell funny like a previous poster said), but easy to apply and doesn't seem to streak.
I use the dark one as it works quicker, even though I'm very fair skinned. The smell does go after a shower.

prisonerofallisurvey Tue 29-Jul-14 16:59:50

Another vote for Dove - I use the lighter one and over a week it has brought a nice pale tan to my pasty pins. I am tempted to buy the darker one next time as my arms and shoulders are darker from a natural tan though!

Greengardenpixie Tue 29-Jul-14 17:31:00

Well i have been using garnier summerbody and no matter how well i try i still get the noticeable fake tan look on my knees. Its so annoying. I exfoliate, moisturise and still it is darker there. Does the dove do that?

bigTillyMint Tue 29-Jul-14 18:17:48

I just go tight-less at the first sight of sun!

SlicedAndDiced Tue 29-Jul-14 18:21:47

Stay nice and pasty white.

A tan is just ugly skin damage anyway. grin

Catsmamma Tue 29-Jul-14 18:23:15

you have to start early in the year...exfoliate and moisturise every single time you shower otherwise leg skin just reflects the light like tin foil ime!!

specialsubject Tue 29-Jul-14 18:26:31

no, buying a factor 10 or cooking oil and trying to burn would not be a good idea. :-)

TalkinPeace Tue 29-Jul-14 18:29:03

swim outdoors year round wink

thenightsky Tue 29-Jul-14 18:30:33

St Tropez is the only fake tan that looks natural on me.

MissBeehiving Tue 29-Jul-14 20:10:27

Sally Hansen tan glow looks very natural

Somanyillustrations Tue 29-Jul-14 20:12:33

Sally Hanson airbrush legs applied with a tanning mitt. You can see where you're putting it, and it washes off with soap if it's streaky!

readrunraverelax Tue 29-Jul-14 21:21:34

Sally Hansen sounds interesting!

I am actually quite keen on being pale and interesting most of the year round, and do not bother faking it for nights out in winter, or whatever, but just feel unbalanced that my chest/back/arms are brown and my poor pins do not turn colour.

Thanks all for top tips!

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