(Closed) Tanning- brides who have UV tanned and it worked out well what did you do?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Using indoor tanning beds before age 35 can increase your risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 59 percent; the risk increases with each use. (source) Do not go to a tanning salon. Just going a few times will hurt you in the long run. 

My mom died from melanoma. One of the most frustating parts of watching someone you love suffer and die is knowing that the cancer they have is so preventable. 

Go see a dermatologist. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I didn’t tan for my wedding, but I went before a vacation to Mexico. I went once a week for six weeks. I started at 5 minutes and went up to 7 minutes and used a standing booth. I thought I had a nice natural tan by the end. Nothing too dark. I also used spf 50 on my face and neck lol.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I tan easily and am olive complexion. I haven’t had my wedding yet, but I’m using this year to figure out how early I need to start tanning. I tan outside at the beach so I don’t know about UV beds, but I’ve tanned 4 times so far this summer (1-2 hours each) and I think I’m the color I’d like to be when I get married. So my plan for next year for my June 30 wedding is to start tanning in April/May. The first time I tan every year, I’m a little red, but it eventually turns brown. I like the look of being really tan, but in a white wedding dress I don’t think it’s necessary to be super dark.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

dont do it.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

If you do go, which of course you shouldn’t (I went for my prom and told myself I’d only go again for my wedding) COVER YOUR FACE.  SPF, hell, use a towel.  Not worth the burn or the wrinkles.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Even if you do not burn in the real sun beds/stand ups are different becuase of the strength and being so closer.  Start low maybe 5 minutes and then wait a or two and see if you burn or not.  If you do go again.  You don’t want to wait to long before sessions or the color is not going to build the way you are looking for. I would stick with the low minutes for a few sessions and then increase slowly.

Wear specific tanning lotion for beds nothing for outside.  

Also, I always put actual SPF on my face. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I really try not to use tanning beds, but I do use them right before vacations and if I’m in a wedding.  I have fair skin so it takes me a little longer to tan.  I will start 2 months before the event.  I start very low at 5 minutes and do that a couple times, then I’ll bump it up 2 minutes and do 7 a couple times.  I tan 3 times a week at the most.  I find if I do it 2 days in a row I’m more likely to burn.  The point of a tanning bed is to control your environment so you don’t burn!  So start low and move up from there.  Everyone is different.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Is a spray tan not an option? 

Post # 11
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10086 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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blushingbridelove :  Professional air/spray tan. It’s a one and done thing. You won’t have to go for weeks building up your minutes in the bed. You won’t damage your skin, cause premature wrinkles or potential cancer. Why can’t you just be yourself on your wedding day? Why do you need to have a fake tan? 

Post # 14
Hostess
10086 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

I would assume you’d be allergic to most tanning lotions used in UV beds then, due to their DHA content?? 

Just be yourself 😀 Your SO is marrying you for you!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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blushingbridelove :  Totally depends on you.  My wedding is in October and I don’t tan easily.  I’m honestly going to start hitting the tanning bed to get a base and hopefully maintain it through summer then I will pick it up again for September.  Our wedding is in Mexico so I would like to have a base before I get there.  

It also depends on the bed and the beds strength.  Someone at the salon should be able to guide you.  Start low, a few minutes (if it’s a 10 minute bed you may only go for 3 or 4 mintues to start, if it’s a 20 minute bed you can start a little higher) and work your way up.

I do plenty of things that could cause cancer, like breathing in general. Life is short, may as well do what you want and live a little. 

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