(Closed) NWR: Tanning :D

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: As a beginner you should try:
    The stand-up vult! : (9 votes)
    25 %
    Spray Tanning : (12 votes)
    33 %
    Lotion tanning : (9 votes)
    25 %
    I got a better suggestion...Comment below : (6 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Are you talking about a stand-up tanning bed? I would avoid anything that exposes you to the UV bulbs. I know everyone knows the risks, blah blah blah, but I’m 25 years old and I have a HUGE, unsightly scar on my back from getting a precancerous mole removed when I was 22. Stay away from tanning beds.

    FWIW, I like the spray booths, but I LOVE spray tans when a person actually sprays you themself – you just can’t be shy about it Wink

    Post # 4
    743 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Honestly, I really like the beds.  I only tan very infrequently, and it is usualy in the winter.  When I go, I just lay in the nice, warm bed for ~10 min and just zone out – it is nice little “me time” trip.  I did the stand-up once and did not enjoy it because I was standing rather than laying down and zoning out.  I also did not notice any uneveness when I use the bed.

    I have heard the lotion is hard to make it look even, and I think most spray tans look pretty fake….FWIW…

    Post # 7
    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Lotion, because it’s probably not going to give you cancer.

    Post # 9
    3154 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Tanning is so unnecessary and dangerous. If you have already had some moles removed it is simply not worth it! Spray tan or love your pale skin!

    Post # 10
    1628 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I highly suggest spray tanning.  Get it done by a person not a machine because it will look more natural.  Plus if a nozzle is clogged on the machine you won’t know until it’s too late and you have a light spot.  But I think its so worth the money to get one for the wedding.  I had a trial done about a month before and then had one about 5 days before the wedding.  I like to give it time to start to fade and look more natural.

    Post # 12
    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @FutureMuniz:  Trust me, I know how you feel. I am SUPER pale, and do not tan at all, just burn. We went on a cruise a couple of years ago and I tried tanning (in a bed) before that and got almost nothing. I used the high pressure beds that aren’t supposed to burn you, and I got burnt. I gave up after that. It’s not worth it. 

    I’d give the lotion a shot, but it’s probably going to be more work than it’s worth. You could look into spray tans, which might work out better than the lotions, but I’ve never tried those. I’m okay with being pasty.

    Post # 14
    8040 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @FutureMuniz:  Please try a spray tan or the lotion tanning method.

    There are so many horror stories from previously healthy 20somethings who got skin cancer.

    If that isn’t enough to scare you, then maybe I can appeal to your vanity. Do you really want to look leathery before you have to?

    I’m really pale (alabaster I like to call it haha), and I’ve embraced it. I got a little color on my trip to Arizona, but even with SPF 60 it was hard not to. That’s enough tanning for me.

    Don’t expose yourself to UV if you don’t have to.

    Post # 16
    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I used St. Tropez tanning mousse before our wedding, and I loved it!  It’s a little more expensive than a drugstore brand, but really worth it.  Went on really easily, no streaks or patchy spots, at all.  It didn’t smell bad, or stain my hands and clothes, either.  I didn’t use it to get super dark looking, it just took the edge off my super fair skin.  I can’t recommend it enough!!  πŸ™‚

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