August 6, 20160 found this helpful
I have also been using St tropez sunless gradual tanning lotions. I find that it is fine until I need to shave and then the irritation starts. When I don't use the tanning and still shave in exactly the same way using the same shave gels and method, there is no itch. I think the tanning in some way over sensitizes the skin, and makes it vulnerable to itching once the surface is damaged like in shaving. I have found myself having to hop in the shower just to run cool water over my horribly itchy legs! The itching does not happen anywhere else on my body despite using the lotion all over. I only ever get this awful reaction while using sunless tanners and it is the only thing different that I do when this flares up! Am I doomed to have pale legs forever? The itching is just not worth it!