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#1 Martha

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    Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:31 PM

    My legs never get dark! I have been laying out at the pool getting my base tan on so I don't burn in Mexico and I am getting drak....but my legs are still so white. I have always had this problem.

    Even when I would tan in a tanning bed (bad, I know) my legs would not get very dark.

    I know other people that lay out and/or tan and their legs get dark!

    #2 MsShelley

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      Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:32 PM

      I know, soesn't that suck?

      It is supposedly because we exfoiliate them a lot by shaving, so we are always taking off the top layer (the tanned skin)

      #3 DanielleNDerek

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        Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:35 PM

        my legs are the same way and i have no idea how to change it. sometimes i use a moisturizer like oil of olay that has a little self tanner in it, that helps a little.
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        #4 ACDCDCAC

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        Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:39 PM

        maybe you have chicken legs i've heard chub tans easier, so if you have thin legs, that might be the problem.

        but who knows ??

        #5 nikkianddean

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          Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:40 PM

          wow - i know parts of my face don't tan evenly...and my arms/shoulders are always the darkest part of my body, but that is strange....
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          #6 trisha0612

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            Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:41 PM

            Martha....we are women. With that being said, unfortunately we get the shit end of the stick a majority of the time. My FI goes outside for 5 freakin minutes to pick up the damn mail and he comes back looking like he was on a 3 week vacation in flippin Jamaica! Me on the other hand...I lay out..and lay out..and go tanning (yes I know its horrible but I'm stopping after the wedding!) and still NADA on my legs!!!! I heard that the fattier parts get the darkest fast..which would explain my stomach getting darker than crap..and the top/back part of my legs getting burned..but does that burn turn to tan....NOPE! It sucks!!!

            I think self tanner might do the job...but it always rubs off on the inside of my clothes..so I'm going to try the spray tan..everything gets tanned..EVENLY and it's supposed to last a week before it starts to fade..no dripping, or rubbing off either....however, it supposedly gets your palms and bottoms of your feet tan too...so like I said
            Shit end of the stick...
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            #7 MsShelley

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              Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:42 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Abbie
              maybe you have chicken legs i've heard chub tans easier, so if you have thin legs, that might be the problem.

              but who knows ??
              lol, white chicken legs

              #8 Jacqueline

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                Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:46 PM

                grrrr i have the same problem!!!! my upper thighs do but my calves never do, i hate it. i always use spray stuff on them. i use it now all over (no im not orange! ha) and it's the only way to get them tan. even when i fake & baked, they never got color.

                #9 Jacqueline

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                  Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:47 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by DanielleNDerek
                  my legs are the same way and i have no idea how to change it. sometimes i use a moisturizer like oil of olay that has a little self tanner in it, that helps a little.
                  YES or i use that too, it works! jergens i have.

                  #10 ACDCDCAC

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                  Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:50 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Jacqueline
                  i always use spray stuff on them. i use it now all over (no im not orange! ha) and it's the only way to get them tan.
                  jac what kind of spray do you use? does it rub off on clothes?




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