(Closed) How to avoid getting tan between now and the wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

If it were me, I would probably just switch to wearing a really lightweight moisture-wicking long sleeve workout shirt (like those by Under Armour) so that I could still keep covered without overheating. And buttloads of water resistant sunscreen on any kind of exposed skin.

Post # 3
82 posts
Worker bee

CakeSniffer:  What SPF are you using?  They make up to 110

Wear visors, rash guards, SPF application every few hours.  I’m high risk for skin cancer.  It’s not that hard.

Lululemon makes really, really good runner rash guards – they come with hoods and they are super lightweight and sweat wicking.  I ran in them last year in 95 degree weather and It wasn’t much hotter than if I was running in a tank.

Post # 5
2853 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016


Post # 6
8439 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

You could always run in the early morning, or go for night runs.

Post # 7
586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

CakeSniffer:  I would look for a shaded running path – do you have parks in your area or areas with a lot of tree coverage? Even without trees, it’s possible to find a shaded path – I walk 3.5 miles to work most days and most of my route is along a sidewalk opposite our city’s light rail line. I know that if I leave my house between certain times my route is entirely shaded because of the shadow from the raised train line (really important in the summer in the south). If I leave after a certain time, the shadow of the light rail has passed and it’s all sun the whole way.

I would be cognizant of your path, what times of days it’s shaded and when it’s not – run while it’s mostly in the shade or see if you can find an area to run that has better tree coverage. 

Post # 9
1143 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Go for a run much earlier or much later in the day. Wear long sleeves and a moisturiser with a high SPF. This is good practice anyway. The sun ages you terribly!


Post # 10
836 posts
Busy bee

CakeSniffer:  girl i hear this. i do not want my indian skin to get darker here in FL when I’m getting married in sept.

I plan on wearing sunscreen daily and hats when its sunny and some light cover up. its inevitable for me though :/

Post # 11
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

CakeSniffer:  Same problem… I’m wearing long sleeve white wicking tops.  I still have a killer sports bra tan from laster summer that looks GREAT with my strapless dress 🙁

Post # 13
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

CakeSniffer:  From the back, the tan lines are faded, and actually make it look like I have muscle definition in my back.  Small wins!  I hear you on the sunscreen too… it doesn’t make too much of a difference, and if I miss a spot it’s like I have a red tattoo.  I’d rather stick to the shade, get up really early to run, or sweat my ass off in white than continually lather myself in sunscreen (not to mention how it blocks my pores and causes breakouts…)

Post # 14
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

CakeSniffer:  I’m like you, and I’ll have to make it until September with zero tan lines on my upper body. Ideally, none all over but it’s slightly less urgent with my legs.

I know you probably don’t want to hear this, but sunscreen is my BFF. I use the zinc-based ones more than the chemical ones because I’ve found it affects my skin less. Yeah, I still break out a little but I’d rather have a zit today than tan lines in September. Sunscreen every time I go outside, as a rule. Even when it’s cloudy. Even if I’m just going from the front door to my car. (I did this anyway because I lived in Arizona for years, but it’s become critical now)

I’ve found a few good long-sleeve run shirts that are VERY light and some of them have UV blockers as well. Athleta makes them, and I’m sure other athletic brands do as well. I’ve worn these bike-riding in Arizona summers and while I still get sweaty, they aren’t uncomfortably hot. I also have a running hat that is more for keeping the sun out of my eyes, but it helps.

Post # 15
10084 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Sleep during the day, get a night job, subside on blood.

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