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Just wanted to warn everyone NOT to do a spray tan when you have done a glycolic or TCA peel or any kind for that matter--even after things seem to have healed!

I did a pretty deep glycolic on my arms, got a spray tan which I was very worried about due to previous issues, then after having the spray tan my fears were realised!

This tan, Versa-Spray, is actually really good. On my body and areas I did not peel, even on the arms, the tan looks natural is pretty much brown and nice and even. On my arms where I had peeled I feel like I just threw away 40 dollars! My arms are orange/brown/stained colour and I have flaked off on patches making me look like I have vitiligo! It is NOT pretty and just sits on there now and I have to wait until it peels off!

Anyway thought I would warn everyone since there are quite a few peelers here and many self-tanners. It is not fun but I do see that this time it was me and not the self-tan itself. I guess the skin is still really shedding even after it appears to have calmed.
 

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Lexi, I'm sympatizing, tanning is really over for you or will you wait and start again later when you are done with the peeling? Thanks to let us know!
 

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For now I look better white than I do with the spray. I love how most of it looks actually as I look as brown as before but now the peeling, as of this morning, has happened all over both arms. The problem is where it takes is SO brown because when a fake back peels from exfoliating skin, the areas left are MUCH darker than the underlying skin. I look like a bad case of vitiligo now. Honestly I am waiting to be done with the peel then I am going to go to the beach and get some natural colour but in moderation. I will not "bake" I will use block and enjoy the beach and get some moderate colour through the end of summer at which point I will resume peeling and such. I just feel like being 100% against anything is not healthy especially when I am not just sacrificing the colour but also enjoyment of outdoor activities. I am going stir-crazy running from place to place to get cover and trying to avoid the sun. I know not everyone would agree but the amount of sun-even with block, which I get is unhealthy without having a base tan. I live in the tropics to be this pale is as dangerous to me as is having a light tan using sunscreen.
 
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