(Closed) anyone tanning?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am but only because we’re headed to Jamaica right after and don’t want my white mamma buns to burn!!

Years ago I worked at a tanning salon and you should do it 8 weeks out.  A VERY little bit at a time.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I wouldn’t get too dark if you do tan though, otherwise you won’t look like yourself Smile

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I want to, so I don’t look so pale, and it helps to look make you look a bit slimmer, which I will need.  But, the FH doesn’t like it, so I’m trying to figure out what to do. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh man, I am a retired fake baker!  I love to tan.  I worked in a tanning salon all throughout college.  Tanning makes you “feel” better!  It’s like my crack.  But I’m proud to say I’ve been  fake tan-free since 2007.  I am allowing myself to relapse 2 months prior to our wedding, to get some color, but not be too dark.  FI goes with me, to make sure I don’t OD!  

I would say start early, and start slowly.  If you’re very pale, 8-10 weeks prior to wedding, 3x a week for 5-7 min (in a 20 min a bed, adapt as needed to stronger bulbs!)   Once you get some color, you can tan longer!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

lol @VirginiaMarie, you’re hilarious and that sounds just like me! I’m not going to tan until a couple months before either. After the wedding I’m going to try not tan anymore at all! I think it’s like my crack too! lol

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

yesssss but I have to remind myself not to get “addicted” again. I tanned a lot my senior year in high school and it is SO relaxing. I stopped my broke freshman year of college. 🙂 

I know it’s horrible for you, but it’s the only way I don’t burn to a crisp. 

Post # 10
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Newbee

Don’t do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you get a Mystic Tan? I’ve had many in the past 4 years since I quit tanning cold turkey.

I was addicted in college– at one point I even had 2 tanning memberships at 2 different salons in town so I could tan twice in one day! I loved the way it made me feel, look, the lotions, the high-pressure beds– all of it! I got scared straight after reading one too many articles in Cosmo, etc. about girls dying from skin cancer. Nothing is worth your life.

For me, it is a slippery slope. I know if I started tanning again, I would have a hard time stopping. And what if the 2 months you tan prior to the wedding are the sessions that give you skin cancer? Not trying to be Debbie Downer or judge– like I said I used to tan all the time. But I’ve been very proud of myself since I quit, and I know how easy it is to get back into it when you have a big occasion coming up.

Please try the Mystic Tan booths they have at the salons– they are amazing and definitely worth a shot before you go back into a bed.

Also, for what its worth, it’s a myth that having a base tan will decrease your chances of burning in the sun.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I know people say it’s a myth, but I swear to you, I burn every single summer except I didn’t the summer I tanned. I didn’t change anything! 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

 

@Thiscan’tbe:  I know, I know.  I am so proud to have quit.  BUT, Mystic?  So gross!  I hate how it stinks when you sweat.  Nothing beats the real,fake, deal. It’s so damn addicting.

Post # 13
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Newbee

I’ve never had the issue with a smell with Mystic Tans? But then again I pretty much sweat like… never. So that might be it. For me they always give great coverage and last at least a week so they are a good substitute for a tan from a bed.

But I agree, nothing beats the tan you can get from a bed. Especially a high pressure bed. Just not worth it for me personally. I know I would have a hard time quitting.

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Why not splurge for an airbrush tan done by a professional?  I get airbrushed for special events and it looks amazing!  Plus, it’s almost immediate gratification–no need to build it up over time.  Tanning in a bed before the age of 30 increases your risk of skin cancer by 70%.  My uncle was diagnosed with melanoma and died 9 weeks later.  Trust me ladies, cooking your skin, even just a little bit, is just not worth it!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I must admit I was also addicted to tanning! I have not tanned since September 09…and it is driving me crazy!! I have said that I will never tan again because it is bad for me blah blah blah, but I am just lying to myself. I feel certain that I will tan before the wedding. That being said I am going to start about 2 months prior to the wedding and go 1-2 times a week. =)

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I used to tan ALL the time as well and haven’t tanned in a really long time. I am probably going to start going a couple of weeks before the wedding, but I definitely DO NOT want to be too dark and look funny in my pictures or next to my bridal party. As long as it’s not something that you think will be addicting after the wedding, it probably won’t hurt to go a couple of times.

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