Is it necessary to use self tanners as dark as bodybuilders or are fitness competitors advised to tan a little lighter than that? I've been to a few shows recently and the women are so dark! I am in the USA competition in September in Vegas and I would need to start tanning now to get that dark if its required. Any advice???
Post by Ms. Fitness® on Jul 29, 2004 15:24:00 GMT -8
Look at the competitors in the image at the top of the page. They have a nice bronze to them but are not real dark. The stage lights will wash out your color so all makeup (face and body) need to be applied heavier than normal.
Nearly all competitors use a self-tan product, it does not present the health hazards of a natural tan, and properly applied it is much more even and consistent. For more images to review check out the galleries at www.msfitness.com. You will see some women too dark as well as too light, but the majority are in the right ballpark.
Also make sure to run lightly over places that will soak up to much tanner such as elbows, knees, feet. I always do them last. Make sure to either use a bronzer or a self tanner that is just for your face so you do'nt end up to dark and have a muddy appearance. Some of my favorite products to use are: Pro-tan for an all-over golden tan from beverly International 1-800-781-3475. For the face Mary Kay has excellent bronzing beads. Clairin also has a nice self-tanner for the face. But of course you will need to experiment and see what works for your skin type. Make sure to bring extra for the week of the finals and some exfolliant.
Post by Lorenzo Gaspar MF Head Judge on Aug 5, 2004 0:22:01 GMT -8
Good question. I do judge athletes on their skin tone and a certain degree of definition. As you know by now that stage lights especially added camera lights for the taping of the Ms Fitness Nationals in Vegas you will have to come in dark. Some darker than others depending on your natural skin tone.
A darker skin tone gives you a added tone look and raises your degree of definition.
I always suggest to tan weeks before the contest and apply a self-tanning product such as "Jan Tanna", "Sun" amd "Sudden Tan" days before the contest.
I do mark down on obvious streak marks. I hope this answers your question and helps others too.
Competitors may not use any type of oil. You may use lotion, just make sure it is completely absorbed by the skin and isn't greasy or oily in the least. This is to prevent slick spots on stage. We all know hitting a greasy or slick spot on stage can be disastrous to ones performance. Nivea is probably the best one to use, it gives the skin a nice glow and doesn't make the floor sticky/tacky or slippery/ greasy
Post by geoffreydunn12 on Sept 27, 2013 20:25:33 GMT -8
I thought those who are in competition are using oil but, why is it like they look like using some oil? Or before that is allowed but not now. If oil is not allowed then lotion is the perfect choice as oil can do harm in case an accident happen during the performance.