Post # 1
I’m getting married next week and I was hoping to be a little more tanned than I am. I’ve been using a vertical tanning bed.
I want to go along for a few more sessions, but have read that you should leave a 48 hours gap between each session?
How strict do you think this is? If I just do it a couple of times, surely it won’t cause any harm, right?
Note: I can’t use a spray tan as an alternative.
Post # 3
Depends on how to you define “harm”.
Post # 4
@BIW: You’re going to get a lot of negative responses here! I’d wait the days. You REALLY don’t want to risk peeling or getting blotchy. The extra tiny amount of tan is really not worth the risk of completely fcking your day. Right?
Post # 5
I wouldn’t go more than every other day. You’re more likely to get dry and peely.
Post # 6
When I used to tan, I’d go in high level beds, for 8 minutes at a time, every other day.
Then I got a precancerous mole removed from my back.
Post # 7
It depends on what kind of base you have. If you have only just begun to tan then I wouldn’t go more often than every other day.
Post # 8
Two words: Claire Oliver. She tanned every other day. Read what she wrote here before she died: http://www.news.com.au/national-old/a-tan-to-die-for/story-e6frfkx0-1111114248428
Post # 9
If you can’t use spray tan, can you use self-tanner that you buy at a drugstore or beauty supply store?
Being a public health geek with a mentor that died of skin cancer, I would strongly recommend never tanning in a bed again, and the use of sunblock daily.