(Closed) Pale Waiting Bee Going On Cruise…

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
Member
1404 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@RunningNewbie:  A friend of mine ended up getting skin cancer which required surgery and left a huge red, raised scar due to a melanoma from using tanning beds, so I highly recommend against you using them again in the future. Same goes for your SO. Or anyone actually. When I want to fake bake, I use a self-tanner called TanTowel. It’s a moist wet-wipe that has no colour and only a very faint natural smell to it. You just wipe it over your skin like a moisturizing towelette and within 2 hours you have a beautiful golden-brown tan. The ingredients work with your own melanin to give you a natural tan, just like you’d achieve after hours in the tanning bed or outside in the sun but without any damage or danger to your health. I highly recommend them. But anything is better than those terrible tanning beds.

Anyway, I hope you have an amazing time on the cruise, and I can’t wait to hear all about how your SO popped the question.

Post # 5
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1404 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@RunningNewbie:  The tan you achieve after using TanTowel will absolutely stay on while swimming because it’s your tan. It’s not a colour on your skin. The tan is created when the ingredients from TanTowel react with your own melanin to give you a natural tan. This will fade just like a normal tan would.

Post # 6
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1780 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am super fair skinned naturally, and i had a lady who was basically a tanning officianodo tell me that when i visited her tanning salon, and i even had a dermatologist tell  me that if you do not tan in the sun then you will not tan in the tanning bed, she suggested to give me just a bit of color that i use products like the jergens sunless tanning lotion, that would give me just a hint of color, but i would suggest just going out in natural sunlight for a bit, some people just do not get any effect from tanning beds, i am one of them, i can get more color from the natural sun for some reason, though for me it is slim to no color, but more then from the tanning bed which would either give me red splotchy patches like you are describing, or just burn me and id go to white within a day or too…..good luck!

Post # 8
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10368 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

SPF 60-70 and a long sleeved rash guard for snrokling are your best friend. As someone with the same issue, I promise you: tanning beds are not a solution and not your friend!

Post # 10
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3645 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I am biased, because I HATE tans. I absolutely HATE the look of them (it’s different if you have naturally olive skin or something, but colour from the sun/a bottle/beds to me is disgusting). You just end up looking dirty, or organ.

You have naturally beautiful porcelain skin and a hair colour to go with it. Why on earth are you trying to change that for a cruise?! 

Just do what I do, wear a HUGE hat, reapply, reapply and reapply sunscreen and wear a sunshirt. Also try and avoid the sun between 12-3pm. Make the sunscreen application into something to bond over between you and your SO, have him help you each time you reapply. I know sunscreen isn’t the nicest of lotions but it’s good for you. 

When my SO and I went on holiday he became really protective of my skin and took it as his responsibility to remind me to reapply and help me each time. It was nice and fun!

Tanning will age your skin (or give you cancer) and in 10 years time you’ll ask yourself “why did I go out in the sun and try and tan?!”. 

Fair skin is beautiful, remember why you like it and embrace it! You want to look like yourself when he proposes, right? 

Post # 11
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8044 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@RunningNewbie:  Pale isn’t bad. Please stop using tanning beds.

I’m pale and I like it. Seriously. I get compliments on my skin all the time.

I used Neutrogena’s gradual tan stuff years ago… not sure if they still make it, it was this buildable tan stuff. I think Jergens makes similar. It was pretty good since it takes a few days to get color so you don’t look like an oompa loompa.

Post # 14
Member
3645 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@RunningNewbie:  I do want to say sorry if I came off as harsh. I just love my fair skin and love looking at other beautiful fair complexions but there are so few around that I feel the need to save them when I can, haha!

I personally just don’t like the sun kissed look so I think you will look better in post proposal photos with your beautiful fair skin.

Any time you think that perhaps a tan would look better, remember that the colour from a tan comes from dead, burnt skin cells (yuck!).

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