(Closed) Tanning?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m tanning for just a few weeks because I feel I’ll look more healthy and I’ll look nice and slim. I know this is completely ridiculous given the seriousness of what you just posted but I normally don’t do it and I do get skin cancer screenings every year at the end of summer.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I actually just started tanning today, only because I do not want to burn to a crisp from being soo white on our cruise:) Gradual beats sudden exposure!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@VirginiaR:  This too! We’re going to the Bahamas and I will be a lobster.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I will tan before my wedding/cruise because I am so pale.  I don’t mind being pale, but there are times where I just look washed out with certain things.  I know I’ll burn to a crisp on the cruise though.  It’ll be best for me just to get some sort of coloring before going.  Nothing extreme.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Definitely didn’t tan before my wedding…and definitely don’t plan on ever tanning! NOT worth it! Thanks OP! 🙂

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Its ok I understand..lol To each its own when it comes to ones body 🙂 Some people can tolerate it some can not. It is a risk..

I have been on a boat and had blisters all over my chest and perfer not to go that route, specially since it will be 7 days of sun.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I actually agree with you. I did comment on the tread about tanning but I don’t actually plan on sitting out in the sun for hours trying to get a nice tan. I may slather on sunscreen all summer but by September I’m still darker. If anything I may have to even out my tone with a spray tan. 

I have a friend who is very fair (freckles everywhere) and she spends all of her free time tanning. The saddest part is that she’s a nurse and knows how bad it is for her yet doesn’t care. Not to mention that she actually looks AWFUL so tanned.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t tan ever.  I burn like a crisp.  When going to beachey places, I wear SPF 80 waterproof and reapply constantly.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

OK, question for anyone who knows about spray tanning:

What type of spray tanning is best? At a regular tanning salon (example a $20 Mystic tan), or at a more high end place. Is there much of a difference?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@nutMeg13: As far as machines go, I’ve done Mystic and Versa, which seem to be the most prevalent, at least where I live, and I much prefer the Versa. The tan always seems to be more even, and it has a drying system.

I hear the best spray tan is done through air brushing, which is when someone personally sprays you, but I’ve never done one, so I can’t speak to it. 

I’m a big proponent of spray tans. Over the years they’ve gotten such a bad name, but the formulas have really improved. I can see how it varies by the individual, but if you’re not doing it every day, they can give you a nice, healthy glow. 

I’m with the OP. The risk makes me really paranoid. Plus, why rush the aging process? I know that’s a vain reason when the possibility of skin cancer is on the table, but I can admit it’s another reason I avoid tanning beds. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Spray tanning all the way! Tan Towels are a good at home product, but I can’t find them anymore 🙁

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

They just had the tan towels on qvc maybe check their site:) As far as spray tans I find that the Mystic tan has a really strong smell.

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