Post # 1
My random worry for the day…
I am whe QUEEN of the farmers tan….Usually I don’t care but I’d rather not have those awful lines for my September wedding! Always have a line where my tshirt sleeves end and around my neckline. I’m going to Niagara Falls tomorrow with my fiance, and the weather is going to be gorgeous and we’ll be outside all day! What do I do? (trust me, I can’t be sporting the tube top…) How do you all avoid those unsightly lines?
Post # 3
Sunscreen over and over every 2 hours. If you don’t let a tan build up, you aren’t going to have problems concealing it later.
Post # 4
@Songbird29: Do you already have the tan and are trying to even it out or are you pale and you just don’t want a tan?
If you already have the tan, wear a tank top or a shirt that follows the lines of your dress (like if your dress is a halter, wear a halter). If it’s strapless and you can’t wear a strapless shirt, wear a tank top instead.
If you don’t have the farmers tan already, use lots of sunscreen
Post # 5
Oh gosh I had this issue with my senior prom. We had a car wash fundraising event a week before prom and, well, yeah. I went to a tanning salon and covered everything but the whiteparents, but I didn’t line the towels up well and ended up with overlap and crazy white stipes on my arms. I second and third and fourth the sunscreen suggestion! Better for your skin, too. Skin cancer is no joke!
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Exactly. I’m pale and easily get sun poisoning, so being religious about applying and reapplying sunscreen keeps this from being an issue. Use self-tanner if you need to even some areas out.
Post # 7
I don’t have the farmers tan (yet) and I do wear unblock! Just trying to avoid it…LoL
Post # 8
Haha yes!!! I am a runner so I always end up with sports bra tan. Not so nice in a strapless dress. Whenever you have a chance, get a little sun with tank top straps pulled down; otherwise, sunscreen it up! I managed to even everything out just so … so now I’m the sunscreen goddess!
Post # 9
@Songbird29: If you’re wearing sunblock but still burning, maybe ask a dermatologist for a recommendation for a better block? I LOVE the spray kind because I never seem to smear it on enough when I use the cream but if I use the spray, I’m more likely to apply more frequently.
Post # 10
YesMissGreenBean, I love the spray as well! It is almost fool proof 🙂
So we had a lovely time in Niagara Falls, but needless to say I am rockin the tan lines…even with sunblock. So now, I guess my mission is to try to (safely) even things out. Grrr….I guess if I have tan lines I have tan lines! There are certainly bigger problems in the world, right?
Post # 11
Beauty parlour, and fake tan it… they’re professionals, and I bet they see it all the time. Good luck!