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Guest benny369

Has anyone here had really fair skin but had to be tan for a part in show? let me know if you have any techniques for going tanning without getting burned...i just hate the fake look of the sunless tanning cremes and the new "spray tans"

 

Open to any suggestions...sorry this isnt a complete dancer question

 

Ben

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Ben, for whole-body, it's called makeup. Try it. "Texas Dirt" is a reliable product long known and respected in the trade. Well-applied, it has been known to turn Hokkaidan Japanese into credible Apaches on the movie screen!

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Funny story about tanning:

 

When Matthew Bourne's "Car Man" was here in Los Angeles, many of the dancers took advantage of the delightfully sunny LA weather on their first off day. The next night the poor make-up woman was confronted with a flock of bright pink swans. :)

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Mel...HOW DO YOU KNOW EVERYTHING??

 

thanx again,

Ben

A long and checkered career! :)

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Guest tasche

I'm not a guy but in ballroom we use a product called pro tan which is what bodybuilders use to get that tanned look without tanning. The spray on booths tends to give a very natural look which make still look pale under the lights but they can give you a "level 3" which looks dark in natural but perfect in stage lighting

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Avoid tanning under the sun or in a tanning salon. It's not healthy and can cause cancer. Either use a tanning cream or use makeup. Dancing is not worth risking cancer for.

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Prison pallor isn't good for you either, though, so a little moderate tanning done occasionally in the great outdoors is essentially harmless, and leads to the body manufacturing its own vitamin D. Moderation, moderation, moderation. And use a good grade of sunblock appropriate to your exposure and your skin's "burnability".

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