Post # 1
OK so i am a sunscreen whore… i slather down in SPF 70 everytime I know i am gonna be in the sun for more than a few mintues at a time and I always wear sunscreen on my face and neck everyday even when i dont slather down
I am a redhead and super pale seriously casper the ghost…. we are going to Saint Lucia on our honeymoon and even though i plan to load up on the sunsceen i am still worried about getting burned and being miserable.
Now I know that Tanning beds are really super bad for you and i am usually so against them and I honestly have never been in a tanning bed a day in my life….
but i really dont want to be super pale on our honeymoon and i considered a spray tan… but some of my friends have suggested going tanning for the month before to get a base tan so i dont burn as easily…
They say there is things called No burn beds that you “apparently” dont get burned but see instant results … which i guess is why they are so expensive
I am nervous but I wonder if this is an ok idea? Has anyone ever used the beds? Would tanning in a bed ok if i just did it a couple times? SHould i use a “no burn” bed?
Can you wear sunscreen in a tanning bed?
Post # 3
The whole idea of a base tan is a myth. It doesn’t protect your skin from sun damage, your skin is already damaged. I would just do a spray tan honestly.
Post # 4
I agree with MissAsB. Base tans don’t protect you from sun damage as any type of tan is your body’s way of telling you your skin is damaged! I would look into an airbrush tan or do one of those gradual tanning lotions if you want a little color.
Post # 5
I agree with the other NO REASON to expose yourself to sun when you have been doing so well preventing. I personally (i am pale too not too pale thu) find pale skin beautiful if u want some color use spray tan or tanning lotions. People should love their skin colors as it is dark or pale they are all beautiful.
Post # 6
if you want color, do like a mystic tan or the jergen’s gentle tanning lotion, even if you get a tan at the bed, it doesn’t decresase your risk of burning or sun damage for the matter. don’t go fry yourself over your wedding, and being a ginger, you prob have a pretty low chance of developing a dark tan(think freckles instead) but the lotions that provide a slow fake tan would just be slowly staining your skin(and shouldn’t just freckle you)
Post # 7
The tanning bed does not protect you from sun damage, because a tan is sun damage. But getting a base tan can prevent you from burning on your honeymoon.
I am super pale also (blonde hair and blue eyes) and HAVE to tan in a bed before getting a tan outside as the sun is way too strong for me and just burns me!
My suggestion is to do it VERY slowly. Like way under what the tanning people will suggest for you. When I started this spring I started with 3 minutes in a stand-up bed and didn’t increase to 4 minutes for a month! I didn’t see results for a long time but now (3 months later) I look tanned (for me) and I am up to 6 minutes LOL!
Post # 8
and no, you shouldn’t go to a bed and use sunblock.. preserve your beautiful skin, and get a mystic tan(it’s different from just a spray tan, you should look it up) and sun block it up on your honeymoon!
Post # 9
If you burn in real life, you may also burn in a tanning bed. But on other hand, I know that I burn less if I already have a little bit of a tan so I’m going the tanning route for the next month.
Post # 10
To answer your questions…
I go indoor tanning for special events, like our wedding. I should add that I’m not super fair skinned… I tan easily and don’t burn badly.
As for “no burn” beds… they say they have “bronzing bulbs” and provide deep tissue tans… but they can definitely still burn! I’ve been burned a few times in them after over estimating how long I can go for.
I use SPF on my face when I tan. Most places tell you not to use lotions that aren’t for indoor tanning because it can ruin the beds.
If you burn easily and hate the idea of a tanning bed, you can do airbrush tanning. Airbrush tanning is usually performed at a salon and is applied by a person. It tends to be less “orange” and more evenly applied than a spray tan machine. Good luck!