(Closed) Tanning- When to and When Not to

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I always do it after a workout and then I don’t shower for a few hours after tanning.

One thing to keep in mind if you do it directly after a workout is that you are more likely to burn as your blood is closer to the skins surface.

I don’t know why they say not to shower after tanning but they do and so I oblige! LOL

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@FutureMrsMartin: I don’t shower for a few hours after either.  I think it has something to do with keeping your tan.  I just meant before showering in general.  Like not taking my daily shower and then going tanning hehe ;o)

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I work out, then shower, then tan when I was going. My sports bra can rub off skin (gross i know) and would probably irritate freshly tanned skin. Plus that smell! Oh i hate that. I shower before, lotion up, tan, shower again. Exfoliate, too. If your skin is flaky your tan will be spotty. I was crazy about doing it carefully before the wedding

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@vintage: It’s cheaper than the stuff they’ll try to get you to buy at the tanning place ;o)

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Mmmm tanning.  I have posted quite a bit on tanning boards, so you all are probably very aware of my addiction.  I just liked to read posts about tanning, it makes me all warm and tingly inside.   Mmmm.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@vintage – LOL – I LOVE THAT EPISODE!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

some science for ya…. ‘dont shower after tanning’ thing is a myth. (except when it comes to spray tan).  when your tan you are activating the melanocytes in the bottommost layer of your epidermis. you can’t scrub that away unless your using a hacksaw. exfoliate prior to tanning, so you don’t need to do it after.  and moisturize so your skin doesnt dry out and peel off, where you would then risk loosing your color. so i say shower! the tanning makes you smell and also the beds are skeevy.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m tanning too right now, for the wedding and honeymoon. I used to tan all the time about 2 or 3 years ago, but I took a break until now. I try to shower right away after I tan…that smell…ugh. Someone once told me it’s better to tan right after working out because your blood is pumping more – I don’t know how true that is. I just go when it’s convenient for me.

10 minutes is a lot to start with! Or I’m just a wuss…lol. I start at 5 minutes, stay there for two sessions, and move up by one minute to avoid getting burned or pink.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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Also, I try not to shower for a couple hours because the lotions that I use have a bronzer and I feel like leaving them on the skin longer helps them do their thing….

 

 

 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have gone about 4 times so far for about 12 minutes.  I don’t think their bulbs are very strong.  I typically go right after work and before I work out.  It is easier for me to get out of my work clothes, tan, and then put on my gym clothes rather than be undressing and redressing multiple times.  After I work out, I shower later that night when I get home. 

So far so good, but I was thinking about going up to 14 minutes or so.  I am not sure if I am using good lotion or not.  I tend to use a lot of it because I want to make sure I dont’ miss spots and get a funny tan. 

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