Post # 1
My wedding is in October, so I have an entire summer of being out in the sun. I want to look healthy instead of pale. So I don’t want to lather myself in 45+ all summer.
My dress is strapless.
I’m not too worried about bathing suit lines, I can take down the straps. I am worried about tan lines from cycling. I’m out in the sun alot for biking and running. I have short sleeve jerseys, sleeveless jerseys. All leaving different lines. By the end of summer, I am usually darker in the extremities and blend paler as I get closer to the middle.
Anyone have remedies to avoid tan lines?
Post # 3
Indoor tanning in a stand up booth!
Post # 4
Indoor tanning beds/booths or you can put on sunless tanner regularly onto the paler parts of your body blending it out to the darker parts…. or start cycling in tube tops? LOL
Post # 5
I am an avid runner and had the exact same problem — sports bra and ponytail tans aren’t the best in a strapless gown! Unfortunately, the only real solution is sunscreen for whenever you’re out in your cycling gear. For me, it meant that I wasn’t as dark as I usually am but at least I didn’t have awful strap lines. Spending as much time lounging around in tube tops and the like beforehand also helped — a bit of sun always snuck through the sunscreen, so that both helped even it out and helped me be a bit less pale.
Post # 6
@ajillity81: I really suggest Jergens. Another bee told me about a few months ago and it completely cleared up my (terrible) tan lines.
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Post # 8
What’s wrong with being pale? Pale =/= unhealthy.
Post # 9
I’m avoiding making any snarky remarks about tanning, but I will say that I would NOT use sun beds. Horrible things – so bad for your skin!
Post # 10
My dad has skin cancer so obviously I’m never going to a tanning bed again… My plan is to wear major sunscreen this summer and then get a spray tan right before my wedding. I’ve had them done before and I always get asked “wow you look so good, what have you done differently?” No one can even tell it’s a spray tan!
Post # 11
I tested out an airbrush fake-n-bake to address this issue, and it worked great, so that’s what I’m doing. It lasted about 8 days, and looked best days 3-6. If you want to go that route, I definitely advise testing out the salon well beforehand so you’ll know how it wears and what the best lead time is.
Post # 12
I had the exact same problem! My FH knew how paranoid i was about it, so for Christmas he gave me sun sleeves- they’re like thin arm warmers. I found them comfortable for the most part throught the hot Australian summer, but they weren’t very nice if it was really humid.
I am naturally pale, so I’m not doing any fake tans etc, but at least I don’t have a cyclist tan line!
Post # 13
thanks everyone for all the feedback. i won’t be using a tanning bed, but the spray tan is something that i can look into.
i like the idea of the jergens too, i’ll have to look into that to make it even.
maybe i’ll get tan enough sitting by the pool that it will be ok to lather on all the sunscreen when i ride.
Post # 14
If you are going to do spray tanning I would suggest custom airbrush (i.e. someone spraying you themselves) over a booth. With the booth you risk your hands, feet, and face being too dark and not as natural coverage.
Post # 15
I have such negative feelings about tanning, that to me pale looks healthier than a dark tan. Why not skip tanning altogether?
Post # 16
@ajillity81: indoor tanning for a few sessions, of if you have somewhere private you can go topless outside.