Post # 1
Saturday around noon, my BF, my roommate and I all went out to the pool. I think we stayed there for about two hours max, maybe a little less.
Well, I had forgtten to get sunscreen. And so did BF. And roommate just wanted to tan and she didn’t stay as long as us.
And now BF and I both look like lobsters…and we are both in so much pain! We both have fair skin, me especially and burn quite easily.
BF spent the weekend with me and we could not have any sexy time or even CUDDLE. We haven’t been able to even hug each other or cuddle since Saturday. All we can do is hold hands lol.
It was weird but we missed each other. Even though we were literally lying next to each other, we still missed each other in a way. I told BF this morning, “I really want to lay my head on your chest but I can’t because if I move, my boobs will hurt!”
And BF said, “Well honey, I know but you can’t lay on me either because MY chest hurts too.”
And we both just started laughing.
Taking a shower this morning and getting dressed was like torture. Omg, especially putting a bra on. I CANNOT wait until I get off work and I can take this dang bra off!
I don’t know how women can do this. Lay out in the sun for a few hours and tan. I can’t do that. I burn first for quite a while and only if I’m lucky, then I might get a semblance of a tan.
Next time I go to the beach/pool, I am NOT forgetting the sunscreen this time! So how about y’all? Do you burn and never tan? Do you tan without burning? Burn then tan? Or are you like me (as of now) and have decided to avoid the sun forever and become an albino? Lol
Post # 3
I burn. I can get a tan if it’s a minimal amount of exposure over a large period of time. Sometimes my slight tans peel. There’s been days where it’s not too hot or sunny, I’m the only one in a group wearing sun screen and the only one who burns!
Post # 4
Burn burn burn. It’s all I do. I am pale pale pale with freckles. I once owned a convertible – I would get burned on my 10 minute drive home from work.
I have sunscreen ALL THE TIME.
FI is paler than I am (I didn’t even think that was possible). We joke that we will have albino children and that they will never be able to play outside.
Post # 5
I have fair skin and I just know that I can’t go without sunscreen. But as long as I keep up with my sunscreen, I can get a bit of a tan.
Post # 6
Burn, peel, tan repeat process. Very fair skin here
Post # 7
I tan. I’ve never burned. But I hate getting a tan since I feel my skin is pretty dark already since I’m Indian, lol. I usually don’t have an issue with it, but in my culture the older ladies bring up my colour a lot if I get darker 😛
Post # 8
I burn. Honestly the only thing that I find helpful in getting rid of that stinging burn is take a hot shower. Sure, it hurts for a minute but it burns the burn out so to speak. I do that as soon as I get an awful burn. I find the stinging burn to be the most uncomfortable part. I joke with myfriends and call what i do get “my ginger tan”. This tan consists of my freckles and a light light golden hue, but only after June. I cannot use sunscreen before June or I will burn through it no matter what spf it is. Hope you guys feel better soon.
Post # 9
Very fair skin, burn only. How annoying, since I’m Native American and it helped me out zero in the melanin department. I wear SPF50 zinc oxide.
As far as getting rid of that terrible burn, Google “suburn tea remedy” and click on the link to Instructables.
Post # 10
@Glenda_the_good_witch: 100% agree with taking a hot shower! It takes the sting away! I burn pretty easily so we keep a huge bottle of aloe in the fridge at all times! Hope you feel better soon!
Post # 11
I have fair skin so I burn.
Last weekend we went fishing and burned to a crisp. I gto smart this time and just slathered on the sunscreen. Neither of us burned, and I still got a rockin’ tan out of the deal.
Post # 12
Ugh, I am so pale I burn too, add to that, that I am allergic to sun cream! Fun times.
Post # 13
I’m a redhead. I think about the sun too much, and I burn.
I’m literally that person who wears long sleeves and a big floopy hat. I wear sunscreen daily during the spring/summer because if I don’t, after about 10 minutes in direct sun, I’m completly sunburnt to a crisp.
I have never known this “tan” thing people talk of. I freckle a bit after burning, but I go from white, to red, to pink back to white. There is no tan.
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I also burn very easily. I was out this weekend and seeing as it was only a 60 degree day here in Wisconsin, my thoughts aren’t on always packing the sunscreen yet. I mean I only just started to be able to leave my coat at home (sometimes).
Alas, I spent the whole weekend strolling the shores of Lake Michigan with FH and the future in-laws (MIL, BILs, SIL) etc…and came home to burned arms and a nice V-neck burn…sigh. It’s not horrible or too painful but enough that I put my sunscreen in my purse now and there is will remain all summer long!
Post # 15
@LadyBlackheart: i have olive skin so i typically tan (my natural skin vs my tan skin colour is vastly different).
make sure that you moisturize, moisturize, moisturize your burn. aloe is the best. they have after sun products that are like a gel that contain aloe. they work well. cake it on and let it soak in. solarcaine makes a spray for burns. that will work too.
a little tip for sunlovers; when you feel like you are getting too hot, like you are burning, you are. apply more sunscreen or cover up.
Post # 16
@LadyBlackheart: I am sorry to sound like your mother, but please don’t do this again. Any change in your skin, whether it is a burn or tan, is a sign of damage. Skin cancer is so easy to get and overlook that it really is not worth it. I can’t imagine going in the sun without sunscreen and a hat (we just bought a boat and I even made FI buy a cover so I won’t have too much sun).
I got some bad burns when I was younger and stupid about taking care of my skin, but I haven’t in probably 10 years. I don’t tan or burn because I always smell like coconut sunscreen 😛 I use fake tanner when I want to get some colour but for me, the risks are not worth the benefits anymore (I even used…tanning beds at one point *shudder*). I cringe thinking about what I did to my skin and all the yucky wrinkles and spots I could end up with.
Also, try taking a bath in vinegar…seriously. It reeks, but it works.