If it walks like a duck....

Lately I've seen this product advertised, Dove Energy Glow lotion with a self tanner built in. I've never used any kind of fake and bake tanning product and although I tan quite easily, there are parts of my body which are seldom, if ever, exposed to sunlight. I thought that since this product advertises that the process is gradual, that results could be achieved by using the lotion every day for a week, that it would be safe to try. I've bought a few low neck, cleavage revealing tops to wear to Vegas and I didn't want my untanned chest area glowing white next to my copper arms and hands. Oh and, I've got legs like Casper.

After I got out of the shower last night I applied the lotion to my legs, my dry, dry feet and all those other spots I wanted to hit. I didn't stop to consider that those areas which were really, really dry would absorb more product.

I woke up this morning horrified to find that my already large and noticeable feet, were now a lovely shade of ORANGE.

Please tell me it will either wash or wear off in two weeks. Only my feet are orange, my legs are still Casper the ghost white.

7 comments:

Idgie @ the "Dew" said...

I think orange feet are quite attractive. :)

Don't worry... that stuff actually wears off in 3 or 4 days if you don't apply any more of it. Shaving your legs will also take a bit of it off as it's topical.

(Go with Banana Boat light to medium... only one I've ever found that NEVER turns orange.)

poopie said...

Yep..doesn't last long. You'll be fine. Just skip the feet next time ;)

Mahala said...

Phew! Thank goodness.

Miz said...

Exfoliate your feet with sugar in the shower, just get your hands soapy and add a pile of sugar and scrub.

Before using self tanning cream, shave and exfoilate your skin, it will be more even and last longer. Also don't forget to scrub under the nails after appling or you have orange nails.

Tips from the beauty biz.

laura said...

ah, come on - no pictures?!?!

aka_Meritt said...

I use the Banana Boat and Jergens... both work well. I also noticed that when I shower and use a white towel after that a lot of it comes off on my towel... getting your feet back to normal may be as easy as briskly rubbing a towel over them and 'exfoliating' that way.

kenju said...

I had the same problem! I am using a Loreal gel and I had awful feet and ankles, but I let it go for a few days and it finally faded away. Next time, apply carefully to feet, ankles, knees and elbows.