(Closed) Everyone asks about tanning,

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Try fake n bake and risk the allergy/orange horror
    Stay you natural pale self and rock it : (18 votes)
    69 %
    Tanning bed : (6 votes)
    23 %
    Tan in the sun : (2 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Really, the risks outweigh any pros in this situation. Nothing is worth willingly giving myself cancer. Nothing, especially not vanity.

    I am pale. I was a pale bride in a white dress. Rock it, girl.

    Post # 4
    336 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m exactly the same as you. Blonde, blue eyed and fair skin. I tan up alright when I do get sun, but avoid it due to a lot of skin cancer in the family. And the same as you, my dress is white, which actually looked a lot better on me than ivory, which I just blended in to.

    I’m staying natural. As much as I probably look a bit better with a tan, I know I look a lot WORSE with an orange tan, or with a full body rash (I am allergic to a lot of products as well).

    Stay natural! You will look beautiful and look like YOU, not some tanned version of you.

    Post # 6
    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Tuesdayschild: My motto is why become someone else for your wedding?? If you’re pale on the daily, why change because you’re getting married? Rock it out, seriously. πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
    4771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    pale skin is healthy skin, hopefully this trend of being unhealthily dark will pass. Why should you be like everyone else?  Pale isn’t ugly no matter what beauty magazins or your friends tell you

    Post # 8
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’m the same as you, paper white skin, blue eyes and natural blonde hair (I dye it red). I plan on rocking the paleness. I tried tanning for Jr. Prom and ended up with the worst sunburn! Never again.

    Post # 10
    11392 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I had someone ask me the same thing a few weeks before our wedding. I just said “No, I don’t ever tan anyother time so I’m not going to now.” Rock it, I love my pale skin. Honestly I do! I use to lay every now & again. As my mom owns a tanning bed, but I haven’t laid in years & wont be laying anytime soon. My dress was bright white & I loved that I looked like myself in my photo’s. πŸ™‚


    Post # 11
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Tuesdayschild: Oh no! Glad you got it fixed before her wedding! As for my tanning, my friend worked at the salon and put me in a stronger bed than I should have been in to “help the tan get dark faster.” Well, I didn’t get dark, but I had bright red streaks on the front and back of my thighs… and the rest of me. My poor makeup artist had a hard time fixing that and man did it hurt to sit for a while!

    Post # 12
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think pale skin is so lovely! 


    Post # 13
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I love being pale! My skin doesn’t even tan nicely, it turns this weird peach colour instead of golden or olive. And I freckle a lot, which I don’t mind, but it’s not a tan.

    I did everything I could NOT to tan before my wedding (which was in winter, so that was made a lot easier) so that I wouldn’t have strap marks and my skin would be the porcelain shade that suits me best.

    I despise all methods of artificially tanning. Someone needs to tell all the Oompa Loompa orange celebrities out there to grab a loofah and scrub that junk off. Not attractive.

    Post # 14
    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’m not tanning!! Pale is totally coming back in, not to mention the fact that not tanning is better for your skin and helps you avoid skin cancer. IMO, the prettiest women are those who know how to play up what they’ve naturally got (have you ever seen Nicole Kidman tanned?) and rock it with confidence. 

    Post # 15
    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I used to be obsessed with tanning, and would become addicted for about 2 months every spring. I started to get paranoid about skin damage and somehow managed to quit cold turkey! I love how a nice tan looks, but I’m learning to embrace the paleness now and you know what? It’s pretty fabulous. I'[d stick with your natural tone for your wedding day- you’ll look beautiful.

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