Cosmetic treatments...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Big Twigge, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    Namely fake tan and how to remove it, but thought that title would spark more interest!.....

    Does anybody have any tips on how to unfaketan. I currently have the streakest legs in the west due to a little 'not really concentrating, don't usually use fake tan at all' session?!

    I've tried exfoliating and also shaving my legs to remove it (resulting in a huge[careful with my wording now] deep cut in my leg)

    All tips gratefully received, all hilarious jokes warmly welcomed.
  2. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    erm...well not being one for "treatments" I'm not really sure if I can help...but its late so I'll have a go...

    Streaky legs....need to remove fake tanning stuff...OK have you tried bleach? I'm sure it'll get rid of the colour in your's great, I find if my band shirt comes out of the wash pink due to a stray red sock...

    ..then again...maybe not...
  3. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    I'll remember that if it hasn't gone/faded by the next time I have to get my legs out!
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2005
  4. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    hmm i don't actually think there is a way to remove fake tan, I had a similar "accident" with faketan last summer, I was going to the beach the next day with my mates so thought I would use one of those fake tan wipes, put it on and waited the hour it said but nothing happened so I just thought nothing was going to happen so went to bed, I woke up the next morning with stripey legs, does look to good with a bikini :tongue:

    hmm i rambled rather and was no help at all, sorry :(

  5. Sellers_Bird

    Sellers_Bird Active Member

    u can get some wipes from boots (shamless plug) from the no7 counter i think and then from the 17range thing..they're about a quid and they do work! :tongue:
  6. Jamie

    Jamie Member

    Sorry to hijack your thread, but can anyone reccommend a good fake tan? Do all these sprays and mousses actually work any better than a bog standard cream... and even without the stripes, is it possible not to look like you've been tangoed?!I'm not wearing a skirt til I get a tan, and I'm certainly not gonna get one through my trousers...!
  7. BigHorn

    BigHorn Active Member

    You could always ask Michael Jackson. He's an expert at lightening skin. You'll have to be quick though - I hear he's going away for a while very soon.
  8. HBB

    HBB Active Member

  9. Just Crazy

    Just Crazy Member

    St Tropez is one of the best sellers, but if your like me and have pale skin i have used Boots No7 and im impressed!
  10. tinytimp

    tinytimp Member

    My friend uses the Nivea mousse for fair skin, which I'm going to try, as currently you need sunglasses if you look in the direction of my fluorescent white legs!:oops:

    As for removing fake tan, I'm sure Kim & Aggie would recommend vinegar, or actually I have heard someone suggest VERY diluted bleach...though I'm not convinced personally...
  11. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    Bisto works well!!!!

    As for the original question about removing fake tan:

    Potato Peeler
    Angle grinder

    I'm sure all of these would actually work with varying degrees of success and pain!

  12. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    Cheers Puss, so very useful :rolleyes:, remind me not to ask you for advice in the future!
  13. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Bisto is great!
  14. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    U never do. Therefore happy to oblige and not disappoint!!!

  15. Just Crazy

    Just Crazy Member

    Your gonna put Boots out of business!
  16. Fitzy's GF

    Fitzy's GF Active Member

    Unfortunately when i had a similar incident, i just had to scrub!!
  17. iggmeister

    iggmeister Member

    Nothing to do with fake tan, but relevant to the title of this thread - did anybpdy see that Live Cosmetic Surgury on Channel 5 last night?! Enough to make you puke. I never knew liposuction was such an 'agressive' procedure.

  18. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    that's what i've resorted too so far:(
    I think it'll be ok though, tis much better now... just glad that I only tried it on my legs!
  19. euphybeast

    euphybeast Member

    Try putting some more on. The streaks might blend together?
    (I'm trying that approach on some varnishing I've blobbed, before I start again, most likely.)
  20. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    One important lesson I learned was; shave legs before putting on fake tan. That makes for wonderful streaks. Although it might also work to shave them off as well?


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