Post # 17
I’m a natural red head & super pale, and I’m pretty anal about my skin. On the times I’ve gone on cruises, I use 80+ SPF & reapply as needed. Drink plenty of water so you don’t get too dehydrated, & get in the shade when the sun is too much. Some people think it’s a bit much, but hey, I have great skin & I’d like to keep it that way!
For some color, I like using Jergens shimmer lotion. the more often you use it, the darker you get, but it’s gradual & flattering. It doesn’t look fake, & it’s light enough that I don’t have to worry about gross streaks, but still gets the job done.
Post # 18
Thanks for your comments!! I already bought one of those HUGE insulated mugs. It will probably hold a gallon of water. So I will keep that with us at the pool when we go. I’m a little picky on sunscreens. Trying to find one where the second ingredient isn’t some form of alcohol. I did find one by Neutrogena that looks promising as is 50 proof. I’m also going to find a floppy hat when I’m out and about tihs weekend to provide some shade on my shoulders/face. I’ll check out the Jergens lotion. I’m all for NO streaks. Does it have the weird self tanner smell?
Post # 19
Just wanted to mention that if you do try the Jergens lotion make sure to wash your hands afterwards. My boyfriend always puts lotion on his elboes and used my Jergens natural glow when his ran out… a week or 2 later he noticed that his elboes and inbetween his fingers were orange! LOL so just make sure to apply evenly and wash your hands! I also agree with the no tanning booth. I used to go when I was younger (now I’m in my 30’s) but they’re actually terrible for your skin… and I really don’t tan anyways. Took me a LONG time to realize that. My boyfriend calls it “Pasty Hotness” but I don’t think that’s going to catch on with anyone. 🙂 Enjoy your cruise and I hope you come back with something sparkley and a new fiance!
Post # 20
stay away from tanning beds and the sun (unless you use a high SPF).
Skin cancer is not fun. I had a basal cell removed on my forhead a few years ago; 4 hour surgery, you are awake, and even though they do their best to keep it from scarring, I have a reminder on my forhead. Because of the sutures they use to keep it from scarring, I was miserable for a week, which a huge bandage over my eye, for a week.
There a lot of self tanners out there, go that route.
Looking good for pictures is not worth getting skin cancer.
Post # 21
don’t tan! Pale can be beautiful! LOL I would prob suggest a spray tan with a technician. So it will be applied evenly 🙂
Post # 22
I am extremely fair with (colored) red hair and my SO is latino and gets super dark. He loves my pale skin and blue eyes and takes it upon himself to be the sunblock enforcer!
I have had great luck with the Jergens sunless tanning products. They’re inexpensive, you can usually find coupons and they’re gradual so pretty foolproof. I use the kickstarter one for a day or two first and then use the gradual lotion. I love the face version, too.
I will not use tanning beds. I am in my mid thirties and don’t look a day over 25 and I want to keep it that way! I have so many friends who have damaged their skin very badly tanning. Premature wrinkles are not attractive!
Post # 23
I’m proud to say that I did not wake up looking like an oompa loompa. The Kate Somerville towelettes worked great for a “glow” but nothing that looks too dark with my red hair. Super happy with the results. No streaks except for my fingers that I did not wash off thoroughly enough post-application. I think I will probably use 2 towels, one for upper body, one for lower body before we leave, and I’ll be all set. I loved that it the application process took less than 5 minutes, and dried almost immediately. Did not stain my clothes, and today I can’t hardly smell that weird post-sunless tanner smell. Woohoo!!
Post # 24
Thanks. Would have gone this route, but the last time I had one of those done when I went to Key West, the suncreen I used multiple times a day started stripping my tan away on the first day. By the last day I looked like I had leprosy. Awful!
Post # 25
Thanks for your comments. I totally get the no tanning thing. Believe me. I take VERY good care of my skin. And the only reason I was considering deviating from that was to have a tan for this cruise. Not to be tan year round. I’m in my late 20’s and hardly look like I should be out of high school. I also would like to keep it that way. 🙂