(Closed) How long does it take for a tanning bed burn to go away?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Once it heals in the next day or so, exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! That should prevent/help peeling. Make sure to slather on the moisturizer after exfoliating though!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I loved tanning my senior year (and I think I’ll be doing it again closer to my wedding) – I burned once, actually on my stomach, I think because it was one of the only places I had no base tan. It went away in 2-3 days easily, although I did put some aloe on it to soothe the redness.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I used to go tanning every once in awhile, years ago.  I always burned the first time.  It usually went away within the next 3 days but I never had a problem with peeling.  It didn’t have the same effect the way natural sun did.  But, just to be sure, I’d lather my skin up, day and night, with a very good moisturizer.  You’ll be good to go! 

Are you excited?  1.5 weeks is going to be over in the blink of an eye!  Is everything pretty much done?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I’m with LaborofLove…just make sure you exfoliate afterwards and use lots of facial cream!

Post # 7
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1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh dont worry—it’ll actually do “good”* things for your skin by wedding time.  Get a good, water based moisturizer.  And don’t wear makeup! PS: Yipppie!  Super close to the big day!

**I’m not saying burning under UV lights is GOOD for you–just saying ithat burn will clear up any imperfections for next week.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My burns last about 3 days.  I usually just use the green gel aloe vera.  I don’t think I’ve ever peeled from a fake bake burn though, just a sun burn.  I don’t think you have any worries. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m the queen of sunburns…. and I’ve had a few tan burns too…

The most important thing if you want to prevent peeling, is NOT to use aloe. It does help cool and soothe, but it WILL make you peel. (at least it’s 100% peel rate on me). Use a cool wash cloth instead over your face to cool the skin.

The 2nd step, is to mask your face in the best and most intense moisturizer possible! It should be LOADED with vitamin E. I have this yellow jar of stuff (I’ve only seen it at Sams and online) from “Genes.” It’s the best moisturisor ever! I put it on at night really thick like a mask, and by the next day it’s worlds and MANY shades better. Sometimes, it’s even gone! 

You have to keep moisturizing though! Don’t stop… 

http://www.amazon.com/Swiss-Collagen-Complex-Moisturizing-Vitamin/dp/B00084W3IU

Post # 12
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4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Yup – lots and lots and lots of lotion! That’s what I always do, and I rarely peel. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

No prob! The one I have has 100,000 IUs of Vitamin E… so the more the better! Usually, that kind of stuff will be more in a jar than a pump top kind of bottle.

Oh, mask at night and apply sparingly all day long… just keep that stuff on the face and you’ll be golden~

Post # 15
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Lees: sounds like you’re good!  Those things left to do are probably time consuming and annoying but at least they’re easy.  And, you can always recrute people to help if you needed to.  I’m at 3 months and I feel like time is flying, but I’m glad, I’m over being engaged, I just want to have this wedding! 

I can’t wait to see your pictures!

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