Post # 1
Well. I came to Florida ready for a super spring break… Im not a swimmer and am very pale. I came prepared with SPF 70 and some SPF 50 sunscreen…
Well. There were are at the beach: Day One… I planned on just reading my book and enjoying the people. I was lotioned up to my capris and t-shirt…Ready to be pale for life. I decided… Hey! I have a cami on…Its hot. Well. Now I have a reverse farmers tan. I look like I have a t-shirt on…because everything under the t-shirt and around the cami NEVER GOT SUNSCREENED….
I know I have months before the wedding, but now I am petrified that my strapless dress will reveal the remnants of my huge summer break mistake…
Post # 3
Lots of cocoa butter lotion and aloe…keep it moisturized and it should tone down.
Post # 4
Ouch! I would try and use a bunch of aloe to try and make it go away. I am very pale too and usually after I burn it turns back to white.
Post # 5
I think you should try to even out the tan by using controlled (sun screen protected) exposure to the sun, gently, in your remaining areas (arms). Also, Vitamin C is very good for helping your skin after sun exposure. Look for a cream or a serum with Vitamin C. Good Luck! You have enough time that you will be ok!
Post # 6
It’ll tone down–i got FRIED in Mexico last week and my tan is ‘barely’ there now. Yes, i still have tan lines. I’m pretty sure a few hours out in the sun with lots of lotion would even it out, though.
You have PLENTY of time to work on it slowly.
Post # 7
If it is still there later on, you could always try the self tanning lotion. That tends to get rid of tan lines.
Post # 8
I am super pale, and I know what it is like with a bad sunburn! I have used a cream called silvadene. You have to have your doctor give you a prescription for it. I would get it from your doctor ASAP, because the earlier the better. It helped take away the redness, and it prevented blistering.
Post # 9
I second RedVelvet’s suggestion. Silvadene burn cream is excellent. They use that on burn victims & my mom’s dr. gave it to her while she was going thru radiation. If you can, get that. Good luck!
Post # 10
Thanks girls…..!! It is already slowly getting better… If all else fails, I shall add straps to my dress…in whatever shape it takes to cover the “skin straps” that are already there…haha….
Boy do I feel ridiculous!!